NetApp and Ducati Corse Renew Partnership
NetApp, a global
cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced the renewal of its
partnership agreement with Ducati Corse for the 2023 to 2025 seasons and names
NetApp the team’s Official Data Infrastructure Partner. The latest innovation
resulting from this partnership is a virtual data management and insights
solution for race analytics and R&D that uses NetApp ONTAP® with NetApp SnapMirror
and NetApp FlexCache.
The world of grand
prix racing relies heavily on speed. When Ducati Corse found its
synchronization times between the racetrack and between engineers across
multiple locations, including the Borgo Panigale HQ, was too slow to be
effective, they looked to NetApp to help design a new data insights and
management solution. Delivering almost real-time data sharing and analytics,
NetApp helps tech teams extract maximum value from test and race weekend
sessions that can mean the difference between pole position and a starting
position down the grid.
“Through our joint
innovation with Ducati, we’ve played a pivotal role in revolutionizing their
data infrastructure, enhancing every facet of their software development,
design and engineering,” said Gabie Boko, Chief Marketing Officer at NetApp.
“Our collaboration has enabled near real-time data sharing and analytics,
accelerating the entire landscape of elite motorcycle racing data analysis.
Ducati is one of the shining stars in Italy’s ‘Motor Valley,’ and we’re
committed to riding along with Ducati to help them achieve greater success.”
The benefits of the
co-engineered solution include:
· Seamless connection
between Ducati’s data infrastructure clusters so engineers can access the same
always-on data from anywhere.
· Data insights
captured in an elite racing environment to be used across all Ducati business
· A software-defined
approach to create a powerful but efficient data storage foundation built on
NetApp ONTAP® – delivering the power of NetApp’s decades of enterprise data
management innovation and product leadership.
· Optimized data
transfer powered by NetApp ONTAP with SnapMirror for unified, high-speed, and
secure replication of data.
· FlexCache remote
caching for actively read data only. FlexCache improves the speed and
productivity of collaboration across multiple locations, increases data
throughput and reducing WAN bandwidth costs.
“With this data
management platform, we can seamlessly manage, share, protect and move our data
in our hybrid cloud environment from the factory to our garage, and to the
track during a race, and share data with our engineers in a way that is fast,
secure, and seamless,” said Gigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse.
“As Triple Crown holders and with our first MotoGP Riders’ World Title in 15
years, we need the best technology, data, and data management to ensure we
defend these titles and we’re confident in our partnership with NetApp to help
us do this.”
Since 2018, NetApp
and Ducati have collaborated to help Ducati successfully manage 200
applications and support 90 virtual machines in a disaster recovery center.
NetApp provides the speed and capacity to help Ducati manage branch operations
and perform on-site data analysis while moving data to a hybrid cloud, reducing
the time it took to develop prototypes and get new motorcycles to market.