Williams F1 sign data-focused partnership with Acronis

Company to help Formula One team handle data captured at race weekends.

Williams F1 sign data-focused partnership with Acronis

Formula One team Williams have launched a strategic technology partnership with hybrid cloud data protection and storage company Acronis.

As part of the agreement, Acronis will provide the British motor racing outfit with innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share.

The deal will allow Williams to cope with the growing volumes of data captured during a race weekend without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by Formula One. The partnership will give Williams access to the company’s Acronis Backup, Acronis Storage and Acronis Access Advanced solutions.

The length and financial terms of the deal have not been made public.

“Technical innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Williams, and with that comes a crucial need to protect our data,” said Williams Martini Racing’s 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.”

“Acronis is at the leading edge of data protection technology and continuing to push,” added John Zanni, president of Acronis. “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.”

Williams finished fifth in Formula One’s constructors’ championship last season. The new campaign starts with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on 25th March.