Vector and Scalar Products Ltd (VSPL)

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Enterprise Storage

Reliable enterprise data storage solutions


Enterprise data storage solutions

We custom design data storage solutions for production, backup, archiving and recovery.

Our solutions are designed to be reliable, efficient and flexible. We reduce your acquisition and operational costs by custom designing every solution to suit your environment. We do this by partnering with established storage vendors with broad feature sets, and with smaller start-ups offering disruptive technology.


Software-defined storage solutions

Software-defined storage (SDS)

Combine industry standard hardware with feature rich software.

We can help you to embrace the advantages of software-defined storage by designing a custom, scalable and flexible solution that will support your application specific needs. Commodity hardware helps drive efficiency savings within your data-centre. This could be anything from a Windows Spaces or open-source ZFS server cluster with industry standard servers and JBODs, to a petabyte-scale object storage distributed compute cluster.

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Hyper-converged systems

Hyper-converged systems

Improve application management with consolidated infrastructure.

If you are looking to refresh or scale-out your production infrastructure for virtualised applications, you could benefit from the greater flexibility, improved management and reduced latency that hyper-converged infrastructure offers. Instead of purchasing a hypervisor, some servers, an all flash array and storage switching, you can deploy an appliance containing the four elements; compute, storage, networking and virtualisation. With some intelligent software providing resource management, and enabling you to simply scale performance and capacity, you can deploy and scale-out clustered solutions in minutes.

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

For storing and sharing large amounts of unstructured data.

For those with modest Windows or Linux environments, latest generation affordable NAS appliances may replace ageing file servers and simplify management. For those with larger capacity or higher performance requirements then 10Gb scale out NAS clusters can store large amounts of capacity within a single namespace.

Examples of solutions we've provided include mirrored clustered NAS appliances for a High Availability (HA) trading system, scale-out clustered NAS systems for storing hundreds of terabytes of evidential data, and HA ZFS storage appliances to support very large SQL databases.

We also provide a tightly integrated petabyte scale unified NAS/SAN solution for mission critical requirements requiring reliability. Scaling into hundreds of terabytes and delivering huge performance, this solution will support the all of your storage requirements in one easy to manage system.

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Storage Area Network (SAN)

Storage Area Network (SAN)

Affordable, scalable, VMware certified block based storage.

We can help you to select and implement a SAN without compromising on reliability, availability or performance. These include extremely low latency systems with high bandwidth 16Gb Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces for mission critical environments, as well as VMware certified 10GbE iSCSI arrays.

We've designed solutions including a stretched fibre channel cluster with synchronous mirroring for hosting a Virtual Machine (VM) estate, and accelerated a mix of SQL and Exchange databases utilising the latest flash technology. If you need to accelerate application performance then perhaps you're looking at PCIe SSDs, an iSCSI hybrid storage system or all flash array?

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High-density and scale-out storage

High-density and scale-out storage

When you need to deploy large amounts of capacity, we can help you to implement a scale-out storage solution using the latest high-density systems.

For extremely large capacity data storage requirements it makes sense to try to reduce the amount of rack space required in your data centre or server room. By consolidating capacity into high density servers, or storage enclosures, you will be able to store more of you data on less hardware. This reduces the footprint in your server room or data-centre, and creates energy savings by lowering power and cooling requirements.

High-density RAID arrays, storage servers and JBODs

We integrate reliable JetStor high density storage systems with the latest SSDs, spinning drives and helium filled enterprise capacity drives from HGST. We have created industry leading solutions featuring extremely high-density 4U, 2.5" and 3.5" 64 bay and 80 bay systems for bulk storage projects. If you just need bulk capacity, we can deploy up to 8PB of raw disk capacity in a standard depth 42U data cabinet. You'll need a reinforced floor and a rugged data cabinet to support this configuration which we provide too. Are you amazed yet? Ask us how we do it.

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Backup, recovery and archive

Backup, recovery & archive

We use the latest technology advancements to improve the way organisations protect production systems, and improve access to all of their secondary data.

Physical and virtual estates

Whether you have a physical, virtual or mixed environment a centralised backup and recovery platform can reduce your management overheads and lower your costs. We provide a comprehensive range of backup solutions for both on-site, off-site and cloud based deployments, including next generation automated solutions optimised for virtual environments.

Get advanced management features

With advanced data management features like Continuous Data Protection (CDP), data reduction technologies like de-duplication and compression becoming more mature, and so many competing vendors advertising similar products, selecting the most suitable software or appliance to improve your environment can prove a challenge. We will help you to identify areas for improvement within your existing infrastructure and work with you to define your backup and recovery strategy before proposing a best fit solution based on the criteria you set.

Long term retention of data

Whether you need to archive data to free up production capacity, comply with regulations or gain greater insight into unstructured data contained within your organisation, we can assist and transform the way you manage and access all of your secondary dat. It could be a few hundred terabytes or multiple petabytes across multiple geographical locations - we can integrate the most appropriate technology to satisfy your requirements.

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Feedback from some of the projects we have delivered

Shared storage area for Met Police

Network storage for digital forensic investigation

Helping the police to protect and process evidence affordably.

Simply, we were looking to acquire as much storage, at the best price possible, and got the best deal with JetStor out of all the manufacturers we approached. VSPL also had a good understanding of our requirements and sold us the best, not the most expensive, equipment to meet our needs. We have also enjoyed excellent after sales service.

John Jack - Computer Systems Laboratory Manager, SCD4, Metropolitan Police


Custom engineering design

Large-scale archival storage of digital objects

Helping The British Library build a large-scale digital preservation system.

Our procurement was conducted using the procedures appropriate for a UK Government body. After careful consideration of the sixteen responses that we received we awarded the tender to VSPL, who proposed a solution using JetStor disk arrays. The cost quoted was well under £100,000.

Technology Watch Report - Digital Preservation Coalition


Video editing SAN design

Video editing SAN

Accelerating post-production in North London.

We are very happy with the performance, speed and efficiency. Much better than previous systems and easily capable of handling the high data rates required using the new RED ONE™ HD camera system. Also great service and backup from VSPL.

Steve Katz - Managing Director, Blue Tuna


Arcserve reseller partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

Arcserve provides a comprehensive range of software and appliance based data protection and recovery solutions for physical and virtual environments. Deployed to support infrastructure on-site, or located remotely, you can view and manage your entire environment through a single unified management platform.


Dell reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We partner with Dell to provide their industry leading server and storage hardware which we deploy extensively within our public sector clients. These include local government, central government, law enforcement, defence, education and healthcare. We provide the full suite of Dell products and services.


Veeam partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We help our customers to protect their VM (virtual machine) estate with the latest backup and recovery software from Veeam, the global leader in VM backup for VMware and Hyper-V. Veeam provides advanced backup and replication software which reduces costs and improves management through a centralised GUI.


ExaGrid reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

ExaGrid is a massively scalable, affordable, disk-based network backup appliance which works with your existing backup application. It speeds up backup and recovery times, and reduces the need for costly upgrades through an intelligent grid scaling architecture. Backup copies can be replicated between appliances over IP for DR.


Quantum partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We provide best in class Quantum Scalar intelligent scalable tape libraries which enable our customers to safeguard their data in an affordable, reliable and easy to manage system. We also provide StorNext scale out shared storage appliances, ideal for collaborating on large data sets.


Cisco datacentre partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

Cisco continuously improve the way people and businesses connect. VSPL is a Cisco select solution partner and provide datacentre solutions built upon the entire Cisco portfolio spanning the key areas of networking, security and unified computing. VSPL is committed to further establishing its relationship with Cisco.


Veeam partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We provide a comprehensive suite of data protection applications from Symantec. Their leading product Backup Exec offers our customers a flexible and easy-to-use backup and recovery suite, which protects their entire infrastructure and allows advanced management whether it is built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both.


JetStor reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

JetStor (by AC&NC) is a comprehensive portfolio of affordable, mid-range RAID arrays for DAS, NAS, unifiediSCSI IP and FC SAN storage appliances, including the highest density energy efficient SAN arrays and JBODs. Certified with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, we have supplied JetStor storage systems for over 15 years.


Infinidat partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

VSPL is a UK based Infinidat reseller. We have partnered with Infinidat to address the demand from our customers for a petabyte scale enterprise grade storage system to support their mission critical applications and file data requirements.


HPE reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We provide solutions built on HPEs range of servers, storage and networking products. We also support the entire back catalogue of legacy products including Digital, Compaq and HP branded equipment. We have supplied HP infrastructure solutions to our customers since their acquisition of Compaq in 2001.


Supermicro reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We supply Supermicro's complete range of affordable, high performance, rack-mount server, multi-node chassis, blade, GPU node and storage technology. Configured with the latest Intel architecture, we custom configure each system with the capacity and performance required to optimise your application(s).


Cohesity reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

Cohesity is a scale-out data protection appliance which enables you to consolidate of all of your backups and snapshots into a single, easy to use, massively expandable storage platform that can run on-premise and in the public cloud. Featuring high availability and global deduplication, you can continue to use with your existing backup application or combine with Cohesity DataProtect to create a comprehensive converged backup and recovery solution.


HGST drive partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We are an HGST Enterprise Partner, integrating and supplying storage systems with HGSTs high capacity helium filled disk drives to provide the bulk storage capacity for large-scale storage projects. HGST manufactures SSDs, HDDs, JBODs and a petabyte scale active archive, based on object storage technology, for the long term retention of data.


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