EMC signs IT and networking deal with Lotus F1 Team

Infotech Lead America: EMC has signed an IT and networking deal with Lotus F1 Team.

As part of a four-year deal, EMC will set up an IT backbone that can assist Lotus F1 Team to bag the World Championship in 2015.

Beginning next year, Formula 1’s constructors will switch from V8 engines to V6 power units, as well as integrating new Energy Recovery System (ERS) technology.

Lotus F1 Team will adopt EMC’s private cloud technologies, enabling more agile and cost-efficient storage, management and protection of information.

As per Lotus F1 Team’s 2014 redesign program, a complex network of more than 200 sensors can generate in excess of 25 megabytes of data per lap for each car.

Lotus F1 Team will deploy a VCE Vblock System – integrating compute, network, and storage technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware – at its Enstone data center to underpin the Team’s Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program and its Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

In addition, EMC will deploy its EMC Atmos cloud storage platform to store, archive and access Lotus F1 Team’s unstructured content at scale.

The storage company will also implement EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems to enable fast backup and recovery of the factory’s information estate.

Meanwhile, its Cloud Tiering Appliance will ensure the secure and efficient tiering of the Team’s CAD files before they are moved to the cloud.

Lotus F1 Team will also be using EMC’s Syncplicity enterprise file sync and share solution and Documentum Information Rights Management (IRM) technology which tracks and protects  documents and messages.

Jeremy Burton, executive vice president, Product Operations & Marketing, EMC, said: “With the emphasis on greater aerodynamic efficiency and a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption, the technical director’s challenge is greater than ever.”

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