How Rio's Airport Trained for the Summer Games
JULY 22, 2016 • BY HPE MATTER • BLOG POST
IN THIS ARTICLE
- 1.5 million people are expected to travel to the summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- In order to prepare its IT for this influx of travelers, RIOgaleão Airport partnered with HPE and Aruba for a major network infrastructure upgrade
A behind-the-scenes look at the data center and networking tech powering the official airport of the 2016 Summer Games
Yearly passenger traffic at RIOgaleão Airport recently reached approximately 17 million, and 1.5 million people are expected for the upcoming summer games in August 2016. With this surge of travelers, the airport's management knew that upgrading its network infrastructure would be a key priority. RIOgaleão’s IT team undertook a major network upgrade, in concert with the airport’s 100,000 square meter construction and expansion project.
The top priorities for the infrastructure upgrade were improving the performance and reliability of the network as well as introducing a new mobile app to enable a richer traveler experience. To do this, RIOgaleão partnered with HPE and Aruba to complete the upgrade before the summer games doubled their usual visitors.