Modell's Sporting Goods Upgrades Critical IT Infrastructure

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Modell's Sporting Goods Upgrades Critical IT Infrastructure


Modell's Sporting Goods has partnered with TierPoint, a provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, to provide IBM infrastructure and other cloud services.

"Our IT operations, including computing and infrastructure resource needs, are a key component of our ability to succeed in a highly competitive retail marketplace,” said Modell's chief technology officer Vincent Damiano. “In the retail industry today, you are constantly looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition and you need the ability to adapt and change fast.”

TierPoint has a massive customer base with thousands of clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. It has more than 40 data centers in 20 markets and eight multitenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network.

"We chose TierPoint as a partner in this area due to their experience, reputation and comprehensive suite of services that allow us the real-time flexibility in managing our computing resource needs to support our business,” said Damiano. “Their unique expertise in both IBM and cloud services made them the perfect partner in our transformation away from the traditional data center."

Modell's Sporting Goods is America's oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, with over 150 stores throughout the Northeastern U.S.

"Modell's is a very smart, progressive organization with a strong focus on how technology can help them better serve their customers and grow their business," said TierPoint Northeast region vice president John Vernazza. "We're proud to count them among the thousands of organizations that have turned to TierPoint to help them on their journey to IT transformation."