Huawei and the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), a major producer of oil and gas from the offshore areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, have jointly announced that ADMA-OPCO’s Cloud Ready Data Center in the Gulf region is now fully operational.
As one of the largest offshore oil and gas companies in the Gulf region, ADMA-OPCO is responsible for the production and exploration of a number of offshore oilfields in Abu Dhabi, producing several hundred thousands of barrels of oil per day.
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 utilization 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 this cloud data center based on the ITIL standards – which integrates the core architectures of data center management to implement a centralized management of both cloud and non-cloud data centers.
420 Cloud Data Centers
Since 2002, Huawei has started to provide data center integration services and solutions for customers. The company has over 14 years of experience in the research and development, delivery, and O&M of data center solutions. “Innovative” architectures and solutions developed by Huawei include their distributed cloud data center (DC2) architecture, private cloud data center, public cloud data center, service continuity and disaster redundancy, data center management solution ManageOne, and data center consolidation and migration.
As of August 2016, Huawei has helped global customers in various industries deploy more than two million virtual machines and 830 data centers, including 420 cloud data centers.
“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 utilization,” said Dr. Alaeddin Al-Badawna, ADMA-OPCO’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). “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.”