IT & Network Infrastructure : Ferrari Driving Its New APC Data Center as Hard as Its Race Cars
Ferrari, which started in 1947 as the racing division of Fiat, builds and sells about 6,000 automobiles each year and designs and creates several hundred custom-made racing vehicles each Formula One season. Ferrari needs massive amounts of computing power 24/7 to handle the intense pressure of super-high-quality design, engineering and testing, and to maintain the international standard the company has achieved for over two generations. See the accompanying story for details about American Power Conversion's involvement in the design of the building and power management structure of this world-class facility. Racing requires more than simply gassing up a fast car, jumping in and speeding off to the checkered flag.