BT selects INFINIDAT for InfiniBox data storage system

BT Group has selected INFINIDAT for the InfiniBox enterprise data storage system for offering storage for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform.

INFINIDAT system claims to offer consolidation and minimized footprint of the virtualization platform, while also cutting down on power consumption, simplifying storage administration management by distribution to operations teams, and storage capacity expansion, as per requirement.

BT has already installed InfiniBox in its UK datacenters and the company is offering both enterprise grade and cloud-based object storage types in the IaaS product range. BT has users in 180 countries, with revenues of £19,042 million in the financial year ending on 31 March, 2016.

The Proof of Concept (PoC) process, the BT Technology, Service and Operations (TSO) team etc. have tested InfiniBox alongside various storage solutions on the market, with usability, functionality, performance and hypervisor integration, being of importance.

“The InfiniBox offered a straightforward and intuitive interface with performance on par or better than other products tested. We were particularly impressed with Host PowerTools and InfiniMetrics, INFINIDAT’s storage management tools,” said Anne Fisher, Storage Architect at BT.

INFINIDAT is known for providing disruptive price point by delivering 1M IOPS of performance, 99.99 percent reliability and over 2.7 PBs of capacity in a single rack.

Meanwhile, BT chairman Michael Rake announced today that the organization is open to allowing its infrastructure arm, Openreach, to become more self-sufficient and independent against claims that the company had under-invested in Openreach over several years.