Huawei and the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) have jointly announced that ADMA-OPCO’s Cloud Ready Data Centre is now fully operational during the Huawei Global Energy Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Cloud Ready Data Centre is expected to help ADMA-OPCO address the needs of long-distance transmission and processing of a massive volume of data during offshore oil exploration and production. The Cloud Ready Data Centre will also enhance the security of critical business data and applications for ADMA-OPCO.
With the expansion of their businesses, ADMA-OPCO plans to upgrade its three data centers into a future-oriented cloud data center by integrating existing IT systems, so as to improve IT resource utilisation and service response capability. This would allow ADMA-OPCO to cope with the rapid growth of data volumes and reduce the operating costs of data centers.
Huawei has facilitated ADMA-OPCO to construct a cloud data centre based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards, which integrates the core architectures of data center management to implement a centralized management of both cloud and non-cloud data centers. The Cloud Ready Data Center features centralized IT resources, as well as collaborative management of blade servers, and storage and network equipment, realising automatic provisioning of computing resources and scalable cloud data services required to support future-proof smooth capacity expansion. As a security mechanism, geographic disaster redundancy between two sites 200 km apart is implemented to ensure zero loss of key data generated by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle, and email systems.
Dr. Alaeddin Al-Badawna, ADMA-OPCO’s Chief Information Officer, said, “The Cloud Ready Data Center we built with Huawei supports seamless integration with our existing infrastructure, which maximizes our IT operation efficiency, optimizes IT resource management, and boosts IT resource utilisation. We are expected to see a 30% drop in the operation and maintenance (O&M) costs of the data center. Virtualization-based cloud computing can ensure high service continuity and greatly facilitate our business expansion. In addition, Huawei’s geographic disaster redundancy technology provides enhanced security for our key business data and applications.”
He Tao, President of Huawei Middle East Enterprise Business Dept, said, “Huawei has worked closely with ADMA-OPCO’s to clearly understand their requirements and provide an end-to-end overall cloud data center solution to build a simplified, open, and elastic data center for ADMA-OPCO. This Cloud Ready Data Center will support more flexible services and applications, helping ADMA-OPCO excel in the fierce market competition. The commercial rollout of this Cloud Ready Data Center is a testament to Huawei’s understanding of the specific needs of this particular business and positions Huawei as a leader among data center solution providers for global high-end oil and gas customers, as well as accelerate Huawei’s technological influence in this area and more.”