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Acronis, Williams Martini Racing F1 team announce strategic technology partnership; motorsport portal launched

Acronis's expertise in data protection will ensure ultimate security and availability of all data, resulting in improved performance on the track.

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Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, and Williams Martini Racing Formula One team, today announced a new technology partnership. As part of the agreement, Acronis will deliver innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share.

Formula One is one of the world's most technologically advanced sports. Every grand prix weekend, Formula One teams 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," says Peter French, MD of local Acronis distributor SYNAPSYS. "This makes data one of the most valuable assets in the race towards the finish line," French explains.

Acronis's expertise in data protection will assist Williams to deal with the growing volumes of data, without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by Formula One. Through its partnership with Acronis, Williams will be able to access a full set of 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; and
* 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's solution protects backups while adding another level of defence to the entire system.

Acronis's 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.

"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-premises 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's 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.

Acronis launches portal about technology in motorsports

Acronis also today announced the launch of Acronis Motorsport portal, an online media outlet covering technology in motorsports. Four-time Formula One world champion and Renault e.dams team co-owner Alain Prost agreed to contribute to the portal as an advisor and guest editor.

Acronis Motorsport portal will link race fans with Formula 1 and Formula E teams, providing an insider's view into how these teams use data, design racecars, and deploy various technologies to achieve engineering and racing excellence. The portal stands out from the rest of motorsports media by focusing on the technological aspects of the sport.

Prost will provide direction and contribute comments, sharing his expert opinion on any topic related to motorsports. "I've always been fascinated by the technical side of racing. I used to spend a lot of time with my engineers. I've always believed that to be a great pilot, you had to know the art of racing and be very deep into technology."

Auto-racing generates more data than any other sport. Data fuels innovation and technological development, making it the most valuable asset in the race towards the finish line. Motorsport teams such as Renault e.dams choose Acronis to protect valuable data, because of its technology's speed, performance and reliability, which are all essential in the automotive industry.

"Acronis Motorsport portal is our way to provide insights into the technology that is a driving force behind motorsports. Acronis constantly strives to acquire, deliver and protect knowledge, and motorsports are a great source of knowledge about how cutting-edge technology can be pushed to its limits," said John Zanni, Acronis President.

* For more information about Acronis technology in motorsport, visit: https://motorsport.acronis.com/.

Editorial contacts
Synapsys SystemsPeter Frenchpeter@synapsys.co.za
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