Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Gains an Unfair Advantage with Pure Storage

Grand Prix legend boosts performance with All-Flash technology.

Summary

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport demands peak performance from every member of the team to continue its record-setting ways in Formula 1™. To push the performance envelope of its IT infrastructure, the team chose all-flash arrays from Pure Storage which have delivered blinding speed, unprecedented reliability and availability, and significant savings in operating costs.

Industry

Automotive

GEO

  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Use Cases

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Challenges

  • Finding new means to efficiently collect, manage and share ever-increasing amounts of data used to improve racecar design and performance
  • Multi-disciplinary design and engineering requirements stress the team’s IT infrastructure in the constant pursuit of incremental improvements to race car performance
  • Requires an infrastructure that is portable

Results

Business Transformation

  • Team members both trackside and at the factory have instant access to critical data used to continually improve racecar performance
  • Team has eliminated complexity and possible points of failure

IT Transformation

  • Response time for key database query slashed by 95%
  • Time needed to open critical data files cut by two-thirds
  • Data center rack space reduced by 68%
  • Time required to manage storage lowered by over 90%

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