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BT to get Infinidat-driven storage
BT's Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering is being extended and is using Infinidat storage.
Infinidat offers hybrid and high-end flash/disk arrays with seven "nines" availability. BT already offers IaaS with a storage component – a mix of storage types including enterprise grade, cloud-based object storage. We asked Infinidat what existing storage BT was not going to use for its next-generation IaaS. The reply was: “We can’t comment on what BT decides for their vendors for their IAAS services. They have chosen to add Infinidat as one of their storage suppliers and we are very honored by their choice. The choice of Infinidat is based upon our ability to provide 99.99999 per cent availability along with the rich feature set at a very aggressive price.” BT tested the Infinidat InfiniBox against numerous other storage products, looking at usability, functionality, performance and hypervisor integration. InfiniBox has already been installed in several of BT’s UK data centres to date. ®