August 24, 2006
The Minnesota Wild Names Evolving Solutions As Its Preferred Technology PartnerEvolving Solutions successfully deploys an IT infrastructure solution to the Minnesota Wild to help IT staff save time and increase productivity
Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN, August 24, 2006 - Evolving Solutions, a data on demand and server consolidation expert, has become the Preferred Technology Partner of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild.
Evolving Solutions' Preferred Technology Partner status comes as a result of its successful design, implementation and optimization of an IT infrastructure solution to help the Minnesota Wild streamline its IT operations.
"The fast-paced and demanding world of professional sports makes it difficult for an IT department to keep up with server/storage operational and maintenance demands," said Jaime Gmach, President, Evolving Solutions. "Evolving Solutions was able to help the Minnesota Wild's IT staff eliminate some of those time and productivity constraints."
Evolving Solutions has designed and deployed a solution to consolidate disparate standalone servers into a highly available, high performance IBM BladeCenter, which runs VMWare to an IBM DS4300 disk storage subsystem via a Storage Area Network (SAN). The Minnesota Wild is using two blades for Ticketmaster transactions and another blade as an Exchange server.
Through this server consolidation solution, the Minnesota Wild has been able to increase reliability, productivity and save both time and money.
"Our servers are used for applications that facilitate our Ticketmaster purchases, capture box office sales, run our websites, manage back office administration and handle email," said David Weisbrod, the Minnesota Wild's Director of Information Technology. "Optimizing our IT operations is therefore critical to our business performance."
For more information on Server Consolidation from Evolving Solutions, visit http://www.evolvingsol.com/sol_server.html
About the Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild organization is in the midst of its fifth NHL season since bringing hockey at its highest level back to Minnesota for the 2000-01 season. Since then, the team has sold out every home game in franchise history (222 in all), set an NHL record for attendance by an expansion team and electrified the State of Hockey with its run to the Western Conference Finals of the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs. For more information on the Minnesota Wild, visit www.wild.com, presented by Comcast.