With over 800 exabytes of digital information currently held world wide and that amount increasing tenfold every 5 years "big data" is becoming a phenomenon.
Big data facts: - Facebook is home to more than 40 billion photos.
- Google processes around 1 PetaByte every hour.
- Hotmail holds 155PB of data and is adding 2 PetaBytes per month.
- Xbox live generates 5 PetaBytes of data over the Christmas period.
- Walmart's databases are estimated at more than 2.5 PetaBytes.
- The total amount of data generated by Windows updates monthly is over 1 PetaByte.
- The amount of data held on the internet is estimated to have grown by 1.2 ZetaBytes in 2010.
- According to Cisco by 2013 the amount of traffic flowing over the internet annually will reach 667 ExaBytes.
- The Large Hadron Collider at CERN generates 40 TeraBytes every second.
- Oil Exploration, 3D & 4D geological surveys by the world's seismic vessels generate up to 12 PetaBytes of new data every year.
- The media and entertainment industry currently purchases around 4PB per year of storage capacity and with higher resolution content this is expected to increase to 47 PetaBytes per year by 2015.
We believe storing information is just the beginning of one of the IT industry's greatest challenges.
To help our customers Store, Protect, Optimise and Leverage their information assets for maximum business value.
Info Stor helps organizations meet their information storage and other IT challenges by sourcing and supplying quality IT related products and by managing the implementation of sophisticated multivendor solutions.
Some examples of our project capabilities are as follows:
- Software development and integration including mobile applications for iOS/Android
- SAN and NAS data storage systems
- Microsoft Exchange upgrades
- Migration to Microsoft Office 365
- Technology refreshes including but not limited to desktops, servers and network infrastructure
- Server operating system upgrades
- VoIP phone system implementation
- Bespoke cloud computing environments in our London, Docklands data centre
Our customer's interests always come first. Our experience shows that if we serve our customers well, our own success will follow.
We prefer not to name our customers but they include global intergovernmental organisations, global financial institutions, a global retail landlord, a European civil infrastructure provider, UK and non-UK oil and gas companies, mid-sized UK accounting and law firms and many SME's.
Data Center management staff and scientists from the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in Austria attended Info Stor's four-day Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) Foundations course at an off-site training venue in Vienna.
When a global investment bank chose the city of London for its European headquarters they asked Info Stor to provide an APC 48kVA Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) with 1 hour of battery runtime at full load to support their trading operations. Info Stor and APC designed, delivered, assembled and commissioned the UPS then Info Stor carried out a Load Bank Test demonstrating its ability to perform as specified.
A UK regional Police Force was running low on storage capacity for their Case Management System so they chose Info Stor to supply and install on-site an additional 12 Terabytes (TB) of Hard Disk space for their Dell/EMC Clariion CX4-120 array.
A large out-of-home advertising company chose Info Stor to design, supply and install a system to take live High Definition (HD) video feeds from their most important digital signage locations, convert them into IP and display them in custom made pages on their intranet. Info Stor provided a full end-to-end solution including supply of the video encoders, rack accessories, web development and project management by a video over IP expert.
A UK national learning organisation chose Info Stor to provide maintenance and support for their EMC storage arrays, holding all their mission critical data, with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 24x7x365 and an on-site guaranteed fix time of 4 hours.
An executive aviation company with their own fleet of private jets chose Info Stor to design and supply a Backup Area Network (BAN) solution using their existing blade server infrastructure and Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition.
INFO STOR BRANDS
Info Stor works closely with sister company OnNet Innovations for cloud hosting and business telephony services. We also trade as ISGD for global hardware and software distribution (wholesale), and InEC1 for software/web development.
Place your organisations order with us here in the UK, in their preferred currency and we will fulfil it locally, almost anywhere in the world, using the manufacturer's official channel with their full, local support and warranty intact.
So far we have local fulfilment experience in the following 52 countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile (including Easter Island and Robinson Crusoe Island), China (Hong Kong), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal (Azores Islands), Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa (including Tristan da Cunha Island), Spain, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (including St Helena Island), USA (including Palau Island and Diego Garcia Island).
SAN. A Storage Area Network is an architecture to attach remote computer storage devices (such as disk arrays, tape libraries, and optical jukeboxes) to servers in such a way that the devices appear as locally attached to the operating system.
NAS = Network Attached Storage. A NAS unit is essentially a self-contained computer connected to a network, with the sole purpose of supplying file-based data storage services to other devices on the network.
1 Byte X 1024 = 1 Kilobyte (2^10)
1 Kilobyte X 1024 = 1 Megabyte (2^20)
1 Megabyte X 1024 = 1 Gigabyte (2^30)
1 Gigabyte X 1024 = 1 Terabyte (2^40 - Trillion)
1 Terabyte X 1024 = 1 Petabyte (2^50 - Quadrillion)
1 Petabyte X 1024 = 1 Exabyte (2^60 - Quintillion)
1 Exabyte X 1024 = 1 Zetabyte (2^70 - Sextillion)
1 Zetabyte X 1024 = 1 Yottabyte (2^80)
Cloud Computing = IT-related capabilities provided as a service over the internet. Applications and information are permanently stored in servers on the Internet with some information cached temporarily on local client PCs while in use.