Williams announces technology partnership with Acronis
The Williams F1 Team has announced a new technology partnership with Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage.
As part of the partnership announced on Tuesday, Acronis will deliver innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share for the Grove based outfit.
Data is a hugely important part of getting a competitve advantage in the sport, with teams capturing hundreds of gigabytes of telemetry data during any one race weekend, and terabytes of engineering and test data at the factory, which must be secured and easily accessible to the engineers.
Acronis’ expertise in data protection will assist Williams to deal with the growing volumes of data without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by F1.
"Technical innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Williams, and with that comes a crucial need to protect our data,” commented Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams.
"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."
John Zanni, president of Acronis, added: "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."