Date Added: Feb 2010
The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. Petersburg. Florida. In addition to the baseball players, the organization has approximately 230 employees. The IT department is responsible for a wide array of services, ranging from the email and business applications that keep the organization running, to the team's graphics and media-heavy web site. One-to-one replacement of aging physical servers was too expensive and made it difficult to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy. The Tampa Bay Rays deployed VMware software offers the opportunity to create a virtual infrastructure that reduces overall costs while increasing manageability, performance, availability, and disaster recovery.