Williams has officially announced that it has formed a partnership with Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage. The deal was announced on Tuesday, including the details of what the partnership will entail.
Acronis will provide Williams with innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share. With the hundreds of gigabytes of telemetry data that teams receive during a Grand Prix weekend, the partnership "will assist Williams deal with the growing volumes of data without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by Formula 1."
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams said: "Technical innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Williams, and with that comes a crucial need to protect our data. 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," she added.
President of Acronis John Zanni also spoke on the new partnership: “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."