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Texas Rangers , a professional Major League Baseball team with a new 40k-seat stadium , is benefiting from an Infoblox network that is reliable , resilient and fast .

Texas Rangers win with Infoblox Core Network Services at Globe Life Field

The Texas Rangers compete in the American League West division of Major League Baseball ( MLB ).

Founded in 1961 as the Washington Senators , the team moved to Arlington , Texas , in 1971 . Globe Life Park served as its home from 1994 to 2019 until the club moved to its new 40,300-seat Globe Life Field in 2020 . connecting legacy , new and geo-diverse platforms and properties across the Rangers ’ organization .
After an extensive technology assessment , the Rangers selected Infoblox for its DNS , DHCP and IPAM reliability , performance , scalability , ease of use , single control pane and over two decades of experience in supporting high-profile , mission-critical networks .
The new stadium was a joint US $ 1.2 billion public / private venture featuring a retractable roof , synthetic turf field and state-of-the-art multi-use venue for professional baseball , college football , rodeo and concerts .
The project faced multiple challenges – a compressed timeline , impacts from COVID-19 , private and public infrastructure able to provision over 100K disparate devices on wired and Wi-Fi networks in minutes and
Chris Hedrick , Director of IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity with the Rangers , said : “ There are not a lot of core network vendors that can do what Infoblox does . It was a home run .”
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While virtually all pro-sports teams are sponsor-driven , this project was not sponsorship-dependent , so
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