Frank Heinz, NBC DFW
Jerry Jones & co. may soon cash in on a bit of AT&T Stadium unseen to the ticket-purchasing masses.
According to Candace Carlisle of the Dallas Business Journal, the NFL is considering using the data center at JerryWorld to store league data. This data would be copied from existing storage centers in New York and Los Angeles and, per Dallas Cowboys CIO John Winborn, the location would offer security against the threat of natural disasters.
Key to the potential deal is that AT&T Stadium recently upgraded the technology used.
"We've been able to actually shrink (the number of) our servers," Winborn told the DBJ. "We used to have 300 servers and now we have under 100 servers. There's room to store more data."
The NFL would need about 1,000 square feet of room; the Cowboys data center spans 5,000 square-feet, and currently stores data pertaining to the team and stadium as well as other Jones family ventures.
"They are kicking the tires around, but this would be pure profit for the Cowboys because the data center is already built," Winborn said.
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