TOPTECH Egypt Successfully Implements the Infrastructure Consolidation & Data Availability Project for HC Brokerage

TOPTECH Egypt has became one of the leading companies, specialized in providing advanced infrastructure consolidation and data availability integrated solutions relying on its highly qualified task force of professional sales team, IT experienced consultants, IBM Certified presales and technical experts and Microsoft Certified Engineers (MCSE, MCSA, and MCDBA); in addition to its business partners; IBM, Microsoft and Symantec who work with TOPTECH deeply in designing, consulting and integrating the proposed solutions.
TOPTECH Egypt technical consultants have commenced the execution of the discovery and technical assessment phase with the contribution of HC IT department head – Eng. Mohamed Al-Reedy – to reach the project work frame

The project technical requirements had been determined as follows:

• Powerful Solution for Implementing an Infrastructure that consolidates storage with the following requirements:

  • The Infrastructure has to have the right performance, means high performance, at an affordable price
  • The infrastructure must be available at the time, 7 by 24, Business Continuity must be ensured through High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) protection capability
  • Tight integration into Oracle 10G must be given in order to ease administration
  • High resource utilization must me ensured
  • System scalability and clear upgradeability path considering initial size and possible limits HC can reach within the forthcoming years

• Storage Area Network (SAN) technology to:

  • Improve asset utilization
  • Decrease operating expenses
  • Improve information availability
  • Design a disaster tolerance strategy that avoids single points of failure and accommodates business evolution

• Power Full Clusters to host database, mail, web and fixed gateway applications in a manner that ensures:

  • Scalability
  • Load balancing
  • High availability & Redundancy

• Stable Platform to:

  • Guarantee full integration with all running applications
  • Maintain business continuity for the existing business-critical applications

• The system must support full Redundancy

  • No down time and no single point of failure

The teamwork has agreed to base the technical solution on the following technologies:
– IBM System Storage™ – Dual Controller – with 4Gbps fibre channel interface technology, to provide up to 3.6TB of shared storage on box using hot swap SAS drives or up to 14.4 TB using EXP3000 for future expands.
The IBM System Storage™ DS3400 leads the way for HC to take advantage of consolidating and sharing the data within a direct-attach or SAN solution
– IBM System Storage™ 4Gbps, 10port SAN switch to manage up eight servers using dual-controller single path switched configuration to avoid single point of failure
– IBM x-Series™ servers with its superior performance, new integrated resources management solutions and memory, I/O and storage scalability. x3650 and x3800 clusters with the new Xeon dual cote technology, SAS hot swap drives and 4gbps HBAs were used in hosting the business critical applications
– Microsoft Windows Sever 2003 Enterprise Edition R2, the premier platform for business-critical applications through its added features designed to increase the reliability scalability, security and manageability of enterprise applications and its exclusive failover clustering that allows advanced levels of availability
TOPTECH Egypt has successfully completed the implementation and testing phase within the scheduled time frame to let its client practically invest the overwhelming features and capabilities gained from the implemented project


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