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EMC provides cloud to Lotus F1 Team

Anuradha Shukla | June 6, 2013
Appointed as the new ‘Official IT Partner' for Lotus F1 Team.

EMC is enabling more agile and cost-efficient storage, management and protection of information for Lotus' F1 Team.

The company has been appointed as the Lotus' F1 Team's new 'Official IT Partner' and will provide cloud-based technology and expertise under the contract.

Both partners have signed a four-year deal that is part of Lotus F1 Team's plan to be World Champions by 2015 and includes EMC spearheading the team's development programme for its 2014 car.

Lotus' F1 Team recognises the importance of technology to produce a good quality car and wants the best IT resources available to be ready for the World Championship.

"This is another step forward for Lotus F1 Team as we transform how we deliver our IT services at both Enstone and trackside locations throughout the world," said Patrick Louis, chief executive officer, Lotus F1 Team. "By providing converged infrastructure and cloud-ready technology, EMC will help us accelerate our journey to the cloud - and to success on the track."

IT backbone

Lotus F1 Team and EMC have teamed up on creating the information technology backbone required to help the Team achieve its goal related to the World Championship in 2015.

The Team aims to optimise its resources to overcome the challenges associated with the new 2014 Formula 1 regulations. It will completely overhaul its IT infrastructure and adopt a range of private cloud technologies to enable more agile and cost-efficient storage, management and protection of information.

EMC has delivered its EMC Atmos object-based cloud storage platform to help the team store, archive and access Lotus F1 Team's unstructured content at scale.

EMC has also provided the team with its Data Domain deduplication storage systems; Cloud Tiering Appliance; EMC's Syncplicity enterprise file sync and share solution; Documentum Information Rights Management (IRM) technology; and its VNX solution.

"With the emphasis on greater aerodynamic efficiency and a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption, the Technical Director's challenge is greater than ever and EMC is delighted to have joined Lotus F1 Team's portfolio of Technical Partners," said Jeremy Burton, executive vice president, Product Operations & Marketing, EMC Corporation. "EMC will work with the Team to enable secure and efficient management of its design and development data, as well as the Team's on-track applications."


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