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Collingwood turns to Pure for player data storage

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AFL club Collingwood is using a Pure Storage system for its player analytics.

Collingwood's FlashArray//M is used to store on-field data provided by Champion Data including kicks, marks, handballs, and scoring sources.

Post match, the system can generate custom reports for each area coach for player performance improvement and outlining the game plan for the next game.

"We needed a system that is both robust from a reliability standpoint and flexible, so that we can scale as we grow. Pure Storage ticked all our boxes, offering the best performance and capacity to enable greater productivity across every aspect of our business," said Collingwood football operations manager Marcus Wagner.

"More important is the fact that Pure's solution is almost maintenance-free from a system administration perspective, allowing us to focus our time and efforts on the field."

Pure Storage founder and CTO John Colgrove with Collingwood FC performance analysis manager Ashley Collins

Pure Storage founder and chief technology officer John Colgrove with Collingwood FC performance analysis manager Ashley Collins.

Previously, Collingwood could not keep all its data online, but Pure's data reduction capability avoids that limitation and allows databases and Web applications to work more quickly and efficiently.

"In the business of sport, speed is everything. As sensors tracking everything from player fitness to field quality become the norm, sporting clubs are challenged with processing large datasets in short timeframes. It's great to see elite clubs like Collingwood FC recognising the need to adapt its technology to suit," said Pure Storage ANZ regional vice-president Mike Sakalas.

"Working with numerous sports brands, including Collingwood FC and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One, the team at Pure Storage is particularly passionate about providing clubs and sporting teams with a competitive advantage."

Collingwood's Pure Storage system was deployed by cloud and managed services provider Harbour IT.

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