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Network Appliance Accelerates Renault F1 Team Success

  • 12 August, 2004 13:06

<p>Renault F1 Team has deployed a Network Appliance (NASDAQ:NTAP) enterprise storage solution to collect and store data generated by cars during race events and provide trackside engineers with vital information about vehicle performance. Additionally, as part of its disaster recovery strategy, Renault F1 Team is mirroring all administrative data and photography between additional NetApp storage systems in its Oxfordshire Technical Center, and also has the capability to mirror data between Oxfordshire and French technical centres.</p>
<p>Renault has been competing at the highest level in motor sport for 27 years, with 2002 marking the competitive return of a 100 per cent Renault team which proved its strength with the achievement of a fourth-place finish in the Constructors World Championship in 2003. The Renault F1 Team is currently holding second position in the 2004 F1 Constructors World Championship and its track record of success in F1 reinforces its ambition of World Championship victory by 2006.</p>
<p>The relationship between the Renault F1 Team and NetApp stretches back four years, and the team also uses NetApp systems to hold and manage CAD/CAM design data for its 50 designers, who work full-time on the development of F1 cars. NetApp systems are powering Renault F1 Team with a ready-made disaster recovery solution, enabling greater flexibility and management simplicity across its IT infrastructure.</p>
<p>Graeme Hackland, IT Manager for the Renault F1 Team, commented on the trackside implementation, "We need to monitor over 200 different sensors on a car during a race from air temperature and fluid levels to how the brakes are responding. The volume of that information is growing all the time, so we needed a solution that could store a huge amount of data and allow up to 30 people to access it at the same time. The NetApp clustered trackside storage solution we deployed is scalable to 6TB and gives Renault F1 Team optimum power and speed."</p>
<p>As the storage solution follows the team around the world to each of its 18 race meetings, portability was key in the decision to choose Network Appliance. "The system has to travel in crates and on the back of trucks, so it had to be something that we could move around easily as well as compact and robust. The NetApp solution was the only one that provided the reliability that was vital to Renault F1 Team. Formula 1 is a 24-hour business, we can't afford to have any downtime and we need to ensure our trackside information was extremely fast and totally reliable," concluded Hackland.</p>
<p>"Renault F1 Team stands out because the entire team shares a common goal to make the car go faster. This makes it a tremendously exciting environment and establishes intensive team synergy," said Stuart Gilks, Systems Engineering Director, Northern Europe, Network Appliance. 'We know how important it is for the team to have access to race data whether they are on the track or back in the factory. Network Appliance is proud to be helping the Renault F1 Team achieve its goals."</p>
<p>Hackland concluded, "The simplicity and effectiveness of the NetApp disaster recovery solution have enabled Renault F1 Team to implement a solution that fulfils our data availability and protection requirements."</p>
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<p>Notes for Editors</p>
<p>About Renault F1 Team
Renault has been competing at the highest level in motor sport for 27 years. By 1979, just two years after entering the World Championship, Renault had already established themselves as race winners. Through the 1990s, Renault was the most successful manufacturer in Formula 1, achieving six world championship titles as a partner with both Williams and Benetton. 2002 marked the competitive return of a one hundred percent Renault team, with the Renault F1 Team achieving a fourth-place finish in the Constructors World Championship. Renault's track record of success in F1 reinforces the ambition of World Championship victory by 2006.</p>
<p>The philosophy for Renault's involvement in Formula 1 is not just about building brand awareness; it also enables a filter down of technology to their road car products. The Renault F1 Team is a wholly-owned division of Renault SA headquartered in Paris, France.</p>
<p>About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive ‘The evolution of storage™’. Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at</p>
<p>For further information please contact –
Harry Christian
Network Appliance, Inc.
tels + 61 (0) 2 9779 5600 &amp; + 61 (0) 407 100 666</p>
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