(l-r) Abdulsalam Bastaki and Ahmad Gamal.
Published Tuesday, 15 February 2011
By Mark Sutton
STME has completed work on a data management and storage project for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO).
The systems integrator recently completed the roll out of a comprehensive range of solutions for DSO, including centralised storage, a disaster recovery site and Symantec storage software. The project is intended to help DSO to get the performance from its IT infrastructure, which includes a fibre optic network and a Tier III data centre, to serve the companies that are resident at the free zone technology park.
Abdulsalam Bastaki, vice president of IT at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said: "It is essential for us at Dubai Silicon Oasis to make sure that our systems are in line with all ICT developments, especially at a time when the technology sector is witnessing an unprecedented evolution. We have chosen STME to implement and update our systems with the most efficient technology and solutions because of their sound understanding of the integrated free zone park."
The project included setting up a centralized storage array at DSO's main site, as well as an alternate disaster recovery site linked with redundant fibre channel fabric. The system uses Symantec's Storage Foundation applications to manage high availability, remote fail over, archive and backup for mission critical servers. The project eliminates any single point of failure in the DSO infrastructure, and will simplify administration and cut operational costs for DSO.
"STME has created a high-performance, high-throughput, scalable solution that delivers optimum value to the IT investments of DSO. Data security is paramount for DSO considering the nature of its business, which is why we have deployed a best-of-breed integrated solution for storage, backup, disaster recovery, and archiving of their email and file server," said Ahmed Galal, sales & marketing director, STME.