Data Storage Solutions for Business
Data Storage & IT solutions is our business. Since 1994 we have provided corporations, businesses, education, military, manufacturing, finance, NHS, local government, fire, ambulance and police with systems that are designed to operate with minimum user intervention whilst at the same time provide the performance and reliability they require. We started out providing data storage solutions, since partnering with Fujitsu in 2013 we can now offer a far wider portfolio of IT solutions that includes servers, workstations, data storage and data protection appliances.
Data storage is constantly evolving, organisations today generate more business data that at any other time in history. We provide a range solutions from highly respectable solutions that could solve a single problem or a complete enterprise data system that ensures your information is protected and available, including software defined storage, All-Flash, Hybrid and very large disk based system for NAS or SAN purposes.
The Data Storage industry is constantly developing and bringing out new and inventive storage systems. We have been supplying data storage and data archiving solutions since 1994 to companies large and small across all industries as well as a multitude of central government departments. We provide free impartial advice on a variety of disk storage, archival storage, tape storage & backup / data management software, based on knowledge gained over more than 30 years.
We work closely with many of the world’s leading data storage vendors to provide tier 1 storage systems, LTO-7 based tape systems, Blu-ray based optical storage, high capacity RAID storage systems with 84+ bays and accompanying data management software providing a completely tiered storage system for backup and archiving.
Our IT solutions are approved to work in Virtualisation, Cloud, Post Production, HPC, CCTV, Construction, Databases and many other applications where the storage needs to perform, offer value for money and provide resilience against drive or controller failure.
The storage products we supply on just disk based data storage have a wide variety of host interfaces, these are Fibre Channel, iSCSI, Network Attached Storage, SAS, Direct Attached Storage, Clustered and Unified. Many of these RAID systems support SAS-III/SATA-III and SSD drives along with redundant controllers, drives, fans and power supplies.
Our insatiable appetite for creating large amounts of data continues with new applications coming out daily generating new information. Trying to manage this data growth is a huge headache for IT staff and organisations already under constant pressure to cut costs. The new and inventive data storage systems that are designed to cater for this data growth are taking slightly different approaches. Some increase capacity, others free up space, some speed things up, some use compression algorithms to condense data. We understand what these storage technologies can and cannot provide and regularly speak with companies and people about the merits that they provide.
As a business purely focused around IT data storage solutions we are constantly looking for and speaking with vendors whose products enhance our current storage portfolio and provide another piece of the storage puzzle to make an individual or organisations life easier.
We provide solutions designed for Virtualisation, Cloud, Post Production, HPC, CCTV, Construction, Oil & Gas, Scientific, Manufacturing and numerous industries where the IT system needs to perform. Our insatiable appetite for creating large amounts of data continues with new applications coming out daily generating new information. Trying to manage this data growth is a huge headache for IT staff and organisations already under constant pressure to cut costs. The new and inventive data storage systems that are designed to cater for this data growth are taking slightly different approaches. Some increase capacity, others free up space, some speed things up, some use compression algorithms to condense data. We understand what these storage technologies can and cannot provide and regularly speak with companies and people about the merits that they provide.
SOFTWARE DEFINED STORAGE
DATA PROTECTION & BACKUP
SOFTWARE DEFINED STORAGEWe can provide an extensive range of software defined storage solutions that take advantage of servers and storage and enable you to pool them in to a single management solution that makes your application perform like never before.
DATA STORAGEWe provide an extensive range of block and file based storage, flash storage or JBOD disk storage. Struggling to manage any of these or thinking about a complete appliance? Speak to us about how we can help.
ALL FLASHLow latency, high IOPS and low power consumption. Flash storage simplified with Kaminario K2 that can scale up and out delivering ove370K IOPS per K-Block.
VIRTUALISATIONA complete out of the box solution. Software, server, storage and networking all in one place: Fujitsu's vShape.
HYPER-CONVERGED SOLUTIONSWe provide an extensive range of hyper-converged solutions that are ready to run out of the box for numerous applications and environments. Greatly reduced deployment time, guaranteed performance and a single support contract.
SERVERSIf its a rack mounted server, a tower server, a blade server or a scale-out system, Fujitsu's PRIMERGY range has a complete portfolio of what you need at a great price/performance ratio. Award winning with Fujitsu reliability promise.
WORKSTATIONSWe provide a complete range of workstations from Fujitsu. The workstations can be supplied as notebooks, desktops or a complete VDI workstation solution.
DATA PROTECTION & BACKUPData protection can be an issue many businesses face, mainly its backup or archiving. We provide a comprehensive range of data protection solutions including software, appliances and cloud for physical and virtual environments.
CCTV STORAGEWe provide an extensive range of CCTV storage solutions that can start with a small solution that can support 10 cameras through to a solution that can store CCTV footage from a 150+ cameras.
TAPE STORAGEWe provide a complete range of tape solutions from a single desktop drive, through to a large tape library holding many thousand tapes.
OPTICAL STORAGEWhilst optical storage doesn't provide a huge storage capacity currently 100GB, it does provide significant advantages as a long term 50+ year archive life.
VDIVDI - Virtual Desktop Infrastructures are a viable way of extending the life of existing desktops, saving OPEX costs, streamlining and improving data security.
Data needs to be available 7×24 that is why we provided some of the fastest IT solutions available.
- Data Storage & IT Solutions
- Hyper-Converged Solutions – tested, installed and delivered within a month
- Software Defined Storage – Increased IOPS / Continuous Availability / Up to 64 nodes
- All-Flash Storage – Massive IOPS / Highly Available / Clustered / Easy to use
- Hybrid-Flash Storage – Performance and capacity with increased IOPS / Highly Available, Easy to use
- SAN Storage – Disk based using SAS/NL-SAS drives to deliver complete data protection that can scale to over 30PB’s.
- NAS Storage – Network Attached Storage from a simple 2-bay through to a fully clustered NAS with high availability and replication
Backup / Restore / Replication / Archive
We protect information in a variety of ways including:
- Disk to Disk to Tape
- LTO-7 tape drives, libraries and autoloaders including LTFS
- Blu-ray for long term archive 50+ years
- Backup & Restore Software to protect physical and virtual environments, including backup appliances.
We are often asked what else can we provide?
- Desktop Virtualization – Provides a financially viable alternative to traditional desktop PC’s, with added security and simplified management.
- Servers – Rackmount / Tower / Blade / Scale-out
- Workstations – Desktop / Mobile / Rackmount
- PC’s / Notebooks / Tablets
- Networking infrastructures including SDN (Software Defined Networks), Fibre Channel, iSCSI and Ethernet
- Data management tools to investigate issues on the network or storage related issues
- Migration tools to move from VMware to Hyper-V and vice versa
- Exchange to Office 365 migrations
- Security assessments to test your infrastructure against attack
- Bespoke system design e.g. mobile classroom
Many of the data storage systems we provide are also certified by VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix, please call us on 01256 782030 to find out more.