Securing Speed

Acronis is growing their presence in motorsports, powering data protection for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team in the season’s F1 Grand Prix. This year’s Malaysia leg will mark the final year the Formula 1 races will be held in the Sepang Circuit.

At the Acronis Racing Week event in Malaysia, Acronis along with the Toro Rosso team presented the Acronis Access Advanced 8.0, an enterprise file sync and share solution ensuring security and flexibility when sharing data with remote devices. Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Team uses Acronis Access Advanced to share confidential telemetry data and R&D documents between the factory, trackside engineers and subcontractors.

“With Acronis Access Advanced, we’re in full control of our data. We can track the information path and even remote-wipe a laptop, tablet or mobile device if it is lost or stolen to prevent a competitor from accessing the data. Our plan is to share sensitive data that way,” said Raffaele Boschetti, Scuderia Toro Rosso Head of IT.

Jeremy Teo hosts a panel discussing about the importance of data during the Formula 1 races.                 (L-R) Jeremy Teo, host; Franz Tost, Team Principle for Scuderia Toro Rosso; Carlos Sainz, Driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso; Pierre Gasly, Driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Data security and protection reliability is paramount in motorsports. With the available capabilities, Acronis is expanding in this space, with over 30% of new enterprise customers originate from the automotive field.

With a global R&D center in Singapore, Acronis also extends the functionality of their data protection offerings, which includes Acronis hybrid cloud architecture, giving users complete data management flexibility. Beyond that, Acronis also leverages innovations such as AI-based ransomware protection capable of blocking zero-day cyber-attacks, as well as blockchain-based data certification for immutable proof of data validity.

These technologies have greatly contributed to the company’s success. Over the past year, Acronis True Image business increased by 20%, Acronis Backup by 25% and Acronis Access business by over 200% as of September 2017. Acronis Backup Cloud, a Backup-as-a-Service for service providers also continues to grow at a rate of more than 100% a year, accompanied by a 350% growth in the number of protected devices and 400% growth of data stored in the Acronis Cloud.

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