Who we are

Vector & Scalar Products Ltd (VSPL) accelerates petabyte-scale projects for its clients, designing, architecting and integrating hybrid-cloud solutions with its network of global technology partners and innovative start-ups. 

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Contracts Delivered



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Years Established



VSPL was founded by Russ Gadd to provide leading edge super computing solutions to the scientific community around Europe. The company name is derived from the different types of processors used in the supercomputers sold back then, like Cray Supercomputers.



Vector supercomputers simply couldn't keep up with the price/performance of microprocessors and there was a trend towards parallel processing. VSPL reacted to the market and offered systems with superscalar micro processing, re-establishing VSPL as a High Performance Tech Compute (HPTC) partner with Digital (DEC).


So what does VSPL do today?

VSPL utilises 30 years worth of knowledge and experience to provide custom, scalable and efficient storage solutions and services. VSPL is a small dynamic company that works closely with departments within large organisations, and has a history of supplying data-centre infrastructure to users within Central Government, universities, research organisations, education, local authorities, schools and law enforcement. It offers demonstrable experience in delivering enterprise wide projects, and relies upon an efficient and knowledgeable low-churn team that maintains benchmark industry accreditation in order to provide reliable input at key stages throughout every engagement. The ethos is to provide its customers with an agile, responsive IT computing solution to suit any budget.

What makes VSPL a little bit different?

By combining its unique capabilities as a solution provider and integrator, VSPL creates real value for its customers by providing an integrated suite of solutions and services that enables IT to adapt to evolving business requirements. That means if a product is not available off the shelf, VSPL will integrate a solution by combining products and services from its vendor partners, customise Component Off The Shelf (COTS) technology, or design bespoke hardware and software.

We support and maintain the entire solution for as along as you need

The experienced engineers that installed your solution will be called upon to support your environment too - so they will already be familiar with how you are operating and have in-depth knowledge of the technology involved. We find that this way of working improves our support offering to our clients and provides an enhanced resolution of most issues.

We will co-ordinate the manufacturers response ensuring that you have a single, reactive contact for all of your support queries.

ISO 9001 Company

ISO 9001 Registered

Quality is very important to us. We are committed to providing a high level of workmanship and quality for all work undertaken, which is a guarantee to our customers that the products and services they receive from us will be acceptable and meet their expectation and requirements. VSPL is accredited by NQA to the latest ISO 9001 : 2015 standard under certificate number 5189 for the supply, installation and warranty repair of computer hardware and peripherals and the supply of proprietary software.


Who do we work with?

Supply IT hard and software to Central Government

Central Government

The public sector team has delivered 1,000+ contracts to departments within Central Government. This includes specifying, supplying, installing and supporting task-specific server, networking and storage infrastructure for petabyte-scale projects.



IT solutions for digital forensic investigation

Law Enforcement

Over 50% of UK territorial police forces have selected VSPL to accelerate in-house digital forensic computing capabilities, deploying task-specific private-cloud infrastructure enabling efficient data capture, analysis and preservation.

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Data management solutions for education and research

Scientific Research

Universities and scientific organisations that generate huge amounts of data have benefited from our scale-out storage solutions leveraging commodity hardware. This approach enables the accelerated capture, processing and long-term protection of large-scale datasets at an extremely low cost per useable petabyte.