Posted by Matthew Birch
BT TV, the UK telco’s TV subscription service, has moved to eliminate occasional outages by partnering with NetApp to revamp its data storage infrastructure.
BT TV has said that its previous arrangement was not providing the performance, reliability and support needed to deliver consistent quality coverage during peaks and troughs in demand, and has replaced its existing storage technology with NetApp FAS8040 AFF and NetApp FAS8020 storage systems.
“There’s clearly a growing trend for people watching what they want, when they want,” comments Philip Buckley-Mellor, BT TV Designer, BT TV. “This places a huge demand on VOD, and we wanted to strengthen this service. In the past we have experienced outages, and, given the huge popularity of sports programming and the growth in our customer base, it was imperative that we addressed this issue.”
BT TV now has close to 1.3 million subscribers and is continuing to grow rapidly in popularity following the acquisition of football rights for the UK Premier League and European Champions League.