A modern, agile and tailored approach to storage
A flexible approach to data storage

With the impacts of legislation, data theft, and breaches being so significant, where your data resides and how it is protected and secured is hugely important to your business and your customers. We design secure, bespoke storage solutions that can be tailored to drive the greater business value you need without compromising security.

Providing best in class service for your storage needs

As storage experts, we currently have 11 petabytes of storage in our Software-Defined Data Centres for our customers. This makes us an ideal storage partner as we use and maintain the storage solutions we sell, giving us insight into the challenges our customers face and how to overcome them. When we supply storage to a customer, we not only advise before the sale, but we will deliver, configure, and help run it optimally through its storage life. We know how to get the most out of this technology for our cloud solutions and can help you achieve the same. 

IBM Gold logo competency storage
Optimised Solutions For IBM Power - AIX, IBM i & AI
Off-site tape storage (OSTS)
Virtual tape Library (VTL)

storage systemsA software-defined approach

Software-defined has been adding value to storage solutions for well over a decade, but with the interest in hybrid cloud solutions, it has become a necessity.

Blue Chip has been designing software-defined storage solutions since 2011 which means we have the experience to guide our customers and help them make the right decisions that enable their infrastructure to be hybrid cloud-ready.

High-performance scaling

Blue Chip is recognised as the leading provider for IBM Power solutions

A key part of this is designing high performance, low latency storage solutions that maximise application performance and minimise licensing costs.

Blue Chip can provide optimised solutions for IBM Power – AIX, IBM i & AI. along with configurations designed for VMware, Citrix and most common database workloads.


Off-Site Tape Storage

Many businesses still rely on physical tape media for their back up and to meet regulatory requirements. We securely manage the movement and storage of those volumes with regular collection and deliveries to our customers. Supporting our customers is paramount and that’s why we offer emergency tape recall to overcome challenges they may face.

Our off-site-tape-storage facility is a very secure place for your data to reside in as we have 24/7 manned security staff. It is an environmentally controlled area with fire and water detection, and access is only granted to engineers carrying out work.

For many businesses, tape storage remains a vital part of some company’s disaster recovery plans. That’s why our OSTS service can be easily added on to our disaster recovery services. Whether you need old tapes safely destroyed or new tapes installed, Blue Chip have the services for you.

Virtual Tape Library (VTL)

We have delivered over a decade of VTL services and do over 13,000 backups per year which shows the depth of expertise we have. Blue Chip can create a truly bespoke solution that focuses on your businesses needs. Your backups can be sent off-site in a matter of seconds, with encryption taking place at both rest and in flight. This level of encryption and security can put your mind at ease as you know your data is safe and GDPR compliant.

Our VTL service has a backup failure of less than 1%, making it the number 1 VTL service in the UK.

Learn more about IBM Spectrum Storage

With the hybrid cloud capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage, a cost-effective solution has arrived.
Improving productivity and flexibility

As the largest IBM i cloud in Europe. Blue Chip run software-defined/all flash environments that enable customers to remove storage bottlenecks that had previously limited application performance. In some cases, this has allowed businesses to increase trading volumes without having to increase server size / software licensing cost and in other cases enabled customers to introduce new service offerings just by changing their storage environment

A green storage environment

We really care about the environment and we are always looking for ways to make ourselves greener. Through our storage software and technology. we have been able to reduce the amount of power consumption and Rackspace, even though the data we store has increased each year. Our software and hardware are optimized by using IBM’s FlashCore Modules and Cloud Object Storage, which enables us to be more efficient in storing large amounts of data. Our data centres have an impressive PUE of 1:1.13, as a result of our green management.

our partners

  • Veeam
  • Microsoft Gold Partner
  • actifio
  • Zerto
  • Lenovo (Data Center Partner)
  • IBM Gold Business Partner
  • Red Hat
  • Citrix
  • FalconStor
  • helpsystems
  • vmware partner
  • Check Point
  • Dell Technologies Gold Partner


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