The 2017/2018 Formula E Drivers’ Title champions DS TECHEETAH has announced a new technology partnership with a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage, Acronis.
The Chinese team has been competing in the sport since the acquisition of Team Aguri in 2016 and has been a leading contender for the championship over the past two seasons. It will now carry the Acronis logo on the DS E-TENSE FE19 car from the Hong Kong E-Prix onwards.
“Acronis is a world leader in the field of cyber protection and disaster recovery software, and we are very pleased to welcome them to the DS TECHEETAH family,” said DS TECHEETAH Chief Commercial Officer, Keith Smout. “This partnership will open up new mechanisms for data analysis and predictive capability in the high-pressure environment of Formula E. We look forward to building a winning relationship together – both on track and in the world of global technology.”
A key element to the success of DS TECHEETAH has been the consistent form of former Formula One driver Jean-Éric Vergne, who has won races in every season on his route to becoming the 2017/2018 champion.
Ably supported by German André Lotterer, DS TECHEETAH possesses one of the stronger driver line-ups on the grid and will once again be fighting it out for supremacy in both driver and team championships.
Acronis will now provide backup, storage, and disaster recovery solutions, protecting the valuable data that repeatedly puts DS TECHEETAH in front of its competitors and help it to push for the title. The partnership with Acronis will help the team address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection — safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) – which ensure data is fully protected from modern cyber threats while remaining easily accessible and verifiable.
“Acronis technology fits the high-paced environment of motorsport teams,” said Dan Havens, Acronis Growth Officer. “We are pleased to join DS TECHEETAH’s partner ecosystem, covering all aspects of cyber protection with the world’s most innovative technology. We are proud to be associated with such a winning team and look forward to a long, successful partnership.”