DCN April 2016 - Page 45

projects & agreements MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS FORMULA ONE TEAM ACCELERATES TRACK SIDE RACE PERFORMANCE WITH PURE STORAGE Pure Storage has announced a global partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. With Pure Storage, the team is accelerating analysis of data centric transactions that impact car performance and lap time, and is raising the bar for mission critical business applications that underpin the entire organisation. Mercedes AMG Petronas runs two FlashArray//m70 arrays and four FlashArray//m20 arrays in three pairs, with no single instance anywhere, while leveraging FlashStack CI, Pure’s flexible, all-flash converged infrastructure solution. The workloads running on FlashArray//m70 were initially deployed on FlashArray 450s, until Mercedes AMG Petronas leveraged Evergreen Storage to add 40TB of capacity during normal production and business hours without disruption. Mercedes AMG Petronas sought to future proof and incorporate new innovation into an infrastructure platform that requires continuous evolution to support the operational demands of a racing o rganisation built to win. Seeking to enhance service availability and prevent disruption, Mercedes AMG Petronas considered a number of different solutions, and ultimately selected Pure Storage. Although Mercedes AMG Petronas initially sought a solution that could address primarily performance issues, the team soon realised it could cut through all performance issues while managing cost, with true simplicity from Pure.