Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Juniper Networks announced an eight-race sponsorship, beginning this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. The curiously innovative collaboration also included Structured Communication Systems, Inc. The latest Juniper switching, security and automation solutions were installed into JGR’s headquarters in North Carolina and into two mobile network trucks for the team’s trackside operations.
Big data and analytics are game changers. I connected with Jim Foley, chief technology officer at Joe Gibbs Racing, to discuss the implementation of Juniper Networks gear into JGR’s operations and to get an inside look on how the deployment has changed things for the team in 2016.
Jonathan: When most people think of auto racing, networking is not the first thing that comes to mind. So, how does the network help you?
Jim: We use the network for communications, video, and data. Big data plays …