Continuing its involvement in one of the most data-driven sports in the world, Acronis recently announced a new strategic technology partnership with Williams Martini Racing – the fifth place finisher in last year’s Formula One Constructors’ Championship.
Announced on Tuesday, February 13, the new agreement means Acronis will deliver innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share.
Formula One’s need for data protection
Formula One teams rely heavily on data. Each grand prix weekend, they capture hundreds of gigabytes of telemetry data, and produce terabytes of engineering and test data at the factory. Data analysis fuels innovation and technological development. The ability to interpret the data and make informed decisions is often what sets teams apart, making data the most valuable asset in the race toward the finish line.
Acronis’ products are already used by the top automotive and manufacturing companies worldwide. Racing teams and corporations choose Acronis solutions for the performance and reliability required in high-pressure manufacturing environments.
Now Acronis’ expertise in data protection will help Williams deal with the growing amount of data without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by Formula One.
What Williams will be getting
Under the terms of the strategic technology partnership, Williams will be able to access Acronis’ innovative data protection solutions, including:
- Acronis Backup, the world’s fastest backup, which delivers near instant recovery;
- Acronis Storage, a scalable and secure universal software-defined storage;
- Acronis Access Advanced, a secure and flexible enterprise file sync and share solution.
Acronis also integrates a unique, artificial intelligence-based, active ransomware protection technology into Acronis Backup. As new ransomware strains increasingly target backup files, Acronis’ solution protects backups while adding another level of defence to the entire system.
A win-win partnership
“Technical innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Williams, and with that comes a crucial need to protect our data,” noted Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, Williams Martini Racing. “Acronis will protect Williams’ on-premise and cloud service data with backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. We are delighted to be partnering with Acronis whose values mirror our own to push technology and innovation. We look forward to them helping to deliver practical solutions throughout the coming season to support our racing efforts.”
“Acronis is at the leading edge of data protection technology and continuing to push. Speed, technology, innovation, and a never-give-up attitude are at the heart of our DNA and this is what unites us with Williams. Acronis’ data protection solutions are perfectly suited for Williams data-intensive environment. We’re looking forward to a productive season together,” said John Zanni, President of Acronis.
More data news from motorsport
The strategic technology partnership comes on the heels of Acronis’ launch last week of the Acronis Motorsport Portal, an online media outlet covering technology in motorsports.
Linking race fans with Formula One and Formula E teams, the news portal will provide an insider’s view into how these teams use data, design racecars, and deploy various technologies to achieve engineering and racing excellence.
For more information about Acronis technology in motorsport, visit motorsport.acronis.com
Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 1,800 employees in 45 locations. The Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.