Geelong Cats

The Geelong Cats rely on NetApp flash technology for high speed access to game and vision data, enabling data-driven decisions in minutes.

While it may be hard to envision, having a data visionary is an integral part of a winning formula. Peter Varszeghy, data visionary and IT manager at the Geelong Cats football team in Australia explains: "We've won nine premierships and three since 2007 making us one of the most successful teams in the Australian Football League (AFL). And data plays an important role in that."

If you’re going to truly unlock the power of data you need to be able to turn it into something useful through analytics and then move it to where people need it–from an app to a website or digital scoreboard.

Peter Varszeghy Data Visionary and IT manager, Geelong Cats

The Geelong Football Club is based in the city of Geelong, Australia. The club was formed in 1859, making it the second-oldest club in the Australian Football League (AFL) and one of the oldest football clubs in the world. The club has over 56,000 members and features as a top team on the AFL ladder.