Williams Racing has welcomed Pax8, a platform on which IT professionals can buy cloud products, as the Acronis #CyberFit Partner.
This is in line with the Cyber Protection Partnership between Williams and Acronis that was renewed earlier in 2021.
Software firm Acronis has supported Williams since the 2018 Formula One season, providing cyber protection technology to manage growing volumes of data without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by the sport.
In 2020, Acronis introduced Acronis Cyber Protect, a machine intelligence (MI) enhanced solution that integrates data protection with cybersecurity, preventing cyberattacks and helping the team avoid downtime.
Protect the sport
Acronis combined automation and integration, ensuring the prevention, detection, response, recovery, and analysis needed to safeguard all workloads while streamlining protection efforts. Pax8 will support the delivery of Acronis’ solutions, providing the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) services required to protect the modern sport.
The Pax8 logo will be displayed on the FW43B at a selection of races, starting from the Styrian Grand Prix.
Tim Hunt, CMO for Williams Racing, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Pax8 as Acronis’ #CyberFit Partner. The values we share with Acronis to push technology and innovation are pivotal to both parties. Together with Acronis, we will continue to drive continuous improvements.
Phylip Morgan, chief channel officer at Pax8 UK, said: “As Williams Racing continues to utilise more data and cloud technology to power their sport, safeguarding the information is critical. Acronis’ innovative solutions will protect their workloads from cyber threats, providing the safety and security needed to compete with confidence.”
Jan-Jaap Jager, the board advisor and chief revenue officer at Acronis, said: “We’re proud to extend our support for one of the most iconic Formula One teams, which recently celebrated its 750th race. Formula One teams depend on data-driven design and calculated decisions. Acronis protects this high-pressure business environment. We are pleased to bring onboard Pax8, who will support Acronis in its endeavours to maximise and spread our #CyberFit potential.”
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