Micro Focus and Jaguar have announced that the companies will collaborate in Formula E. Jaguar will use Micro Focus’ software for data analysis and security.
The two companies announced their collaboration in a press release. In it, Micro Focus says it will provide Jaguar with subsidiary Vertica’s technology to apply advanced data analytics and machine learning to the vast amount of data the race team collects.
Micro Focus is also taking on cyber security for Jaguar Racing. In doing so, it wants to look into possible gaps in the security of the Formula E team. Micro Focus will also provide the resources and support to help the team with software development.
James Barclay, Team Director at Jaguar Racing, is delighted. “We are extremely pleased to be able to reveal Micro Focus – a world leading software provider – are joining Jaguar Racing for season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. With their specialist software knowledge we are excited to work together and achieve great results on track. We are only days out from the lights going green on the first race of the championship and we are eager to achieve success together.”
Eric Varness, CEO of Micro Focus is also pleased with the collaboration. “Micro Focus joining forces with Jaguar Racing is a natural alignment of like-minded organisations that share a track record characterised by pragmatism, consistency, and innovation. Our ‘High Tech, Low Drama’ approach to delivering results will provide a number of synergies, including speed, agility, and insights that will translate to even-better performance all around. Our 40,000 customers around the globe are excited to learn more about our partnership when we welcome Jaguar Racing’s Team Director, James Barclay to our flagship customer event in March, Micro Focus Universe, as a keynote presenter.”
Micro Focus is a company that specialises in providing various IT services, from software to consultancy. The company regularly publishes market forecasts for the IT industry. Techzine recently conducted an interview with Chris Winter, Pre Sales Consultant at Micro Focus.
Jaguar Racing has quite some history in the highest classes of racing to its name. The team competed in Formula 1 between 2000 and 2004. Jaguar Racing has also participated in several endurance races, GT2 races, GT3 races and GT4 races. Since 2016, the team has been active in Formula E, where in the past season, the team achieved seventh place in the championship.