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Porsche Motorsport and NetApp: Cloud-enabled, lightning fast

NetApp is thrilled to be partnering with the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team as it fights for victories in the world’s premier all-electric racing series. From factory to garage to trackside, get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the team in action.

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The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is a technology showcase and with data the defining element, NetApp enables us to move huge amounts of data at high speed across edge, core and cloud so we can design better, faster cars and maximize our performance.

Friedemann Kurz, Head of Porsche Motorsport IT

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Every boost counts

The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team would be at a standstill without plenty of performance everywhere. Global File Cache gives engineers low-latency access to a common dataset across edge devices—from the on-premises HQ center to pit row at racetracks around the globe.

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A unified path to victory

For the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, a consistent data experience is key. Managed through NetApp® Cloud Volumes ONTAP, the team’s core storage platform acts as a hub that consolidates all of its data, everywhere.

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Because data isn’t renewable

From development to chequered flag, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team needs its data to be there when it needs it. NetApp® Cloud Backup delivers the highest possible data availability with integrated backup and archive layers.

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Real-time collaboration on pole

For the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team to succeed in its quest for a championship, it needs all data synchronized across every access point—before, during, and after the race. Take a deeper look into how NetApp is enabling the team’s real-time decision making.

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By the numbers

    • 5 seconds
    • Given to fan favorites in Boost Mode
    • 30kWh
    • Extra power during Attack Mode
    • 250 kW
    • Maximum power available in Race Mode

Automotive innovation needs cloud-first thinking

Next-generation vehicles and the focus on mobility services generate huge volumes of data. No wonder NetApp is trusted by 9 out of 10 automotive OEMS and suppliers to create data fabrics that accelerate their digital transformation. Fast tracking core processes in the cloud allows them to build better and improve the customer experience.

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Pull ahead with the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

German sportscar maker and serial winner in international motorsports competition, Porsche, enters its third season of Formula E with German drivers Andre Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein behind the wheel of the Porsche 99X Electric. Keep up with the team all season long as it powers toward victory.

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