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  • December 2008 Issue

    The Truth about Tape Part II

    Over the last few decades, the IT industry has been the battleground for a number of heated debates concerning the future of technology. One of the most interesting debates revolves around "Tape versus Disk" that has raged for years

  • November 2008 Issue

    The Truth about Tape (Part I)

    Over the last few decades, the IT industry has been the battleground for a number of heated debates concerning the future of technology. One of the most interesting debates revolves around "Tape versus Disk" that has raged for years. Disk defenders have claimed that tape is dead for many years, while tape defenders claim that tape is strong and growing up, neither dead, nor dying like foot soldiers in the Civil War

  • September 2008 Issue

    What is Storage Virtualization? Part I

    As discussed before in the previous episode "How to select Mid Range Storage?", Fiber Channel Storage category selection is a critical process that needs proper sizing in order to have the best fit solution and gain the intended benefits of SAN Storage Solutions.

  • October 2008 Issue

    What is Storage Virtualization? Part II

    Storage Virtualization Definition
    Simply, it is the ability to have single point of management for all storage devices. At its core, the storage virtualization layer pools physical storage from multiple, heterogeneous network devices and presents a set of volumes for hosts to use (regardless of the storage brand).

  • July 2008 Issue

    IBM 2008 Storage Forum

    IBM, the world’s Technology Inventor & the Information Technology Leader, held its annual Storage Forum last month, through which IBM has been crowned as the top provider of innovative technology, outstanding storage proven software, hardware and solution offerings in addition to unique performance. With the remarkable attendance of large number of guests representing the different industry sectors, IBM revealed its new and latest storage offerings, which have further strengthened the value and uniqueness of IBM products in this dynamic market.

  • May 2008 Issue

    Storage Area Networks Concepts

    Why do we use SAN Storage? Is it essential for any infrastructure? What type of problems will it solve? Do we need it to solve capacity problems only or there are other more pivotal issues? Will it have an impact on performance, scalability and upgradeability?

  • June 2008 Issue

    How to Select Midrange Storage?

    As discussed deeply in the previous episode “Storage Area Network Concepts”; (Oil & Gas Newspaper – May 2008 – Issue 17); Fiber Channel Storage is added to your infrastructure to raise servers’ performance as well as increasing systems’ scalability and availability. Moreover it gives you the capability to go for a tier-5 disaster recovery solution replicating data between two storage arrays that are placed one at Main Site while the other is located in the Disaster Recovery Site.

  • December 2007 Issue

    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.

  • August 2007 Issue

    Siemens’ Oil & Gas Portfolio

    The new thrust into the Oil & Gas market comes at a time when market statistics highlight that global crude oil production will need to increase by about 25 per cent over the next decade.

  • April 2007 Issue

    PVSS II – Best fit SCADA system for the Oil and Gas industry

    There are a wide variety of SCADA systems in the market but only a few are able to handle widely distributed, redundant and complex systems with hundred of thousands of data points. ETM professional control, an Austrian software house, is offering a state-of-the-art SCADA system for the Oil and Gas industry.