Blogger: Bruno Theillaumas
Location: Miami, Florida
Hi ! My name is Bruno Theillaumas and I’m from Lyon, France. This is my first Volvo Ocean Race stopover and I’m very happy to be given the opportunity to jump aboard this great adventure as new Volvo IT team member. We’re now two French guys in this team, but although the French are well known for going on strike, we have no time for this here: many challenges are just waiting for us!
I arrived in Miami on Friday, April 27th and as Dilson already mentioned in the blog, heavy rain was awaiting us. Is this really what they call the sunny state ?
Luckily now most of the time we have had warm sun since then, even if we face a few storms.
Pressure has been increasing over the past days as we had some difficulties securing bandwidth in the MPLS link we have been delivering between three different locations. It is used not only for the users to reach the Internet and our servers, but also for the high resolution video broadcasting traffic. Now, we have a few days for deploying a Cisco wireless bridge between the Volvo Pavilion and the main stage, and also the Mini-Link access to the TV compound which is 5km away.
The Race Village looks like some genuine little village. We have a nice canteen where everybody can take a deserved break for lunch, and there’s even a school for the families working on the race and having their kids with them. I even saw a stall selling French crêpes, so a little bit of home is here !
Talk to you !