The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team

Customer:
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport demands peak performance from every member of its team to continue its record-setting ways.

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. Team members both trackside and at the factory have instant access to critical data used to continually improve racecar performance.

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 racecar performance.
  • Requires an infrastructure that is portable.

Use Case:

  • Business Intelligence – SAP
  • Database – Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle
  • VSI – VMware vSphere
  • CMS – SharePoin
  • CAD – CATIA

Business Transformation:

  • Team members both trackside and at the factory have instant access to critical data used to continually improve racecar performance.

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%.