Keeping track of 100s of data points as a car hurtles around a track at 200mph is a tough job. For this successful Formula 1 team, they rely on trackside SQL Servers to relay the live data from their cars, such as speed, temperature, and G-force, back to the team’s headquarters.
Here analysts examine the data and make recommendations that can change the outcome of the race.
For this to run smoothly, the people responsible for the SQL Servers and databases need to ensure consistent availability, performance, and data replication for the duration of a race.
Until recently, this team relied on manual scripts alongside Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to keep on top of server performance.
However, this was proving a time-consuming task, and risked missing crucial issues on the large estate, so a monitoring solution was sought.
Full SQL Server monitoring of the F1 team’s trackside servers on a single, easy-to-use dashboard.
Drastically reduced time spent manually monitoring using scripts.
Helped the team win more championships by ensuring consistent server availability during races.