VENTURI Formula-E Team and Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced an exciting multi-year technology partnership. Under the agreement, Acronis will become an Official Team Partner of the VENTURI Formula-E Team, providing innovative cyber protection solutions to improve data resiliency and create a more efficient and secure workflow.
As the world’s fastest-growing motorsport, the FIA ABB Formula E Championship provides the perfect proving ground for innovative and future-focused technologies. As pioneers in electromobility and one of the founding teams of the Championship at its inception, the VENTURI Formula-E Team has real data needs that Acronis can address. The team is also ideally suited to push Acronis’ cyber protection capabilities to the limits.
Through the new partnership, the VENTURI Formula-E Team will benefit from Acronis’ full range of cyber protection services including cutting-edge hybrid cloud architecture, disaster recovery, file sync and share, blockchain notarization and e-signature services, and anti-malware protection – all of which can be managed from a single, intuitive console.
The VENTURI Formula-E Team generates up to 20GB of data at each racing weekend alone. As part of the new, cutting-edge partnership with Acronis, this and the team’s wider data will be fully protected against modern cyber threats while remaining easily accessible to trackside and support engineers, no matter where they are in the world. The result will help improve the speed, efficiency and security of their operations.
Acronis will also utilize the latest artificial intelligence (AI) advances to help transform the predictive analytics capabilities of the race team, increasing its capacity to deal with the many unexpected events of the unique, high-jeopardy Formula E racing environment.
“We’re delighted to welcome Acronis to the VENTURI family. We share the same values and beliefs when it comes to the pursuit of technological innovation and there are a myriad of ways in which the partnership will have immediate, real-time benefits for the team. In motorsport, performance is everything – Formula E is no different in this respect and we’re continuously striving for the very best technological advances and solutions in every aspect of the team’s set-up. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with reputed industry leaders such as Acronis and are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.” said Susie Wolff, VENTURI Formula-E Team Principal.
“Acronis’ technology meets the efficiency and reliability requirements of VENTURI Formula E Team, covering all aspects of cyber protection. By eliminating any concerns about the safety or accessibility of their data, we can help teams focus on the development of their car and achieving results on the racetrack. We are very proud to become an Official Team Partner and look forward to a long, successful partnership with the team,” said Dan Havens, Acronis Growth Officer.
Utilizing innovative technologies such as AI, machine learning, and blockchain, Acronis ensures its solutions can address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection — the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of data (SAPAS). These solutions will help the VENTURI Formula-E Team safeguard their data both at the track and at the team’s Monaco HQ.
At the same time, Acronis will benefit from the global power and reach of the world’s fastest-growing motorsport, through one its most premier and manufacturer-independent teams to be able to showcase its easy, efficient, and secure solutions as it continues to grow its business worldwide.
The new partnership also presents a unique opportunity for Acronis to drive its SAPAS message in two key regions – South America and Europe. Through the global reach of the FIA ABB Formula E Championship, VENTURI Formula-E Team driver and ex-Formula One star, Felipe Massa will enable Acronis to raise awareness of the partnership activities in his home country of Brazil, with VENTURI Formula-E Team driver and FIA GT World Cup vice-champion and street racing specialist, Edoardo Mortara, bringing about the same in his home countries of Italy and Switzerland, the latter of which is also home to Acronis’ Global Corporate Headquarters.
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Acronis leads the world in cyber protection; solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup, security, disaster recovery, and enterprise file sync and share solutions, running on hybrid cloud storage: on-premises, or in the cloud or at the edge. Enhanced by AI technologies and blockchain-based authentication, Acronis protects all data, in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads, and applications. With 500,000 business customers, and a powerful worldwide community of Acronis API-enabled service providers, resellers and ISV partners, Acronis is trusted by 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands and has over 5 million customers. With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis is a global organization with offices worldwide and customers and partners in over 190 countries. Learn more at acronis.com.
About VENTURI Formula E Team
A pioneer in the field of electromobility since 2000, Monaco-based VENTURI President, Gildo PASTOR was an early supporter of Alejandro AGAG – FIA Formula E CEO – when he began laying the foundations for what would become the FIA ABB Formula E Championship. Drawing on his expertise in the field, the Monegasque innovator quickly threw his support behind the fledgling Formula E project, creating the VENTURI Formula-E Team which has competed in every season of the ‘Championship since it’s inception in 2014.
In 2015, VENTURI became a Formula E FIA-approved manufacturer. Today VENTURI supplies full powertrain systems for the VENTURI Formula-E Team and HWA AG team.
In 2018, Susie WOLFF was appointed Team Principal of VENTURI Formula-E Team.