IT & Network Infrastructure : Ferrari Driving Its New APC Data Center as Hard as Its Race Cars

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-03-02 Print this article Print
Ferrari Driving Its New APC Data Center as Hard as Its Race Cars

Ferrari Driving Its New APC Data Center as Hard as Its Race Cars

by Chris Preimesbergerin Maranello, Italy
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.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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