BT Selects INFINIDAT Enterprise Data Storage
Implements InfiniBox as Part of Its Next-Generation Infrastructure
INFINIDAT, a leading provider of enterprise data storage solutions, today announced that BT (British Telecommunications PLC), one of the world’s leading communications services companies, has selected the InfiniBox™ enterprise data storage system to provide storage for their next-generation Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform.
INFINIDAT will enable BT to consolidate and minimize the footprint of the virtualization platform, lower power consumption to meet environmental goals, ease management by moving storage administration to operations teams, and expand storage capacity as needed.
During the Proof of Concept (PoC) process, the BT Technology, Service and Operations (TSO) team tested InfiniBox against numerous other storage solutions on the market, focusing primarily on usability, functionality, performance and hypervisor integration.
“The InfiniBox offered a straightforward and intuitive interface with performance on par or better than other products tested,” said Anne Fisher, Storage Architect at BT. “We were particularly impressed with Host PowerTools and InfiniMetrics, INFINIDAT’s storage management tools.”
“This win is a significant achievement, not only because BT is a high profile customer, but because we were selected as part of a very competitive assessment process,” said Jasper Gundy White, UK Country Manager at INFINIDAT. “Our successful PoC proved InfiniBox does what we say it can do. We delivered ground-breaking performance, along with a flexible approach and the ease of use BT required.”
InfiniBox has been installed in several of BT’s UK data centers to date.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. With effect from 1 April 2016, the group has been reorganised and the customer-facing lines of business are now: Global Services, Business and Public Sector, Consumer, EE, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2016, BT Group’s reported revenue was £19,042m with reported profit before taxation of £3,029m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com
Companies who acquire, store and analyze the most data achieve the greatest competitive advantage. INFINIDAT helps clients achieve competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point by delivering 1M IOPS of performance, 99.99999% reliability and over 2.7 PBs of capacity in a single rack. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity. INFINIDAT: Storing the Future.
For more information on INFINIDAT and its next-generation enterprise storage products, visit INFINIDAT.com.