Braineering Projects

DDN storage in NIS NTC

NTC Unlocks Growth and New Business Opportunities with Faster, More Efficient DDN Storage

In the energy industry, the ability to process and store massive amounts of data is critical to ensuring efficient operations, competitive differentiation, and sustainable growth. The company recognized that it needed a multi-purpose IT infrastructure for seismic data processing while also accommodating the existing legacy HPC systems so that applications would not need to be reconfigured.

As a solution, Braineering implemented DDN AI AI400X storage with NTC’s existing compute cluster. Because the AI400X appliance is a compact and low-power storage platform, it provides significant raw performance with the use of NVMe drives for storage, and InfiniBand or Ethernet (including RoCE) as its network transport. In addition, the appliance integrates the DDN EXAScaler parallel filesystem, which is optimized for AI and HPC applications. EXAScaler is based on the Lustre filesystem with the addition of extensive performance, manageability, and reliability enhancements.

“Braineering with DDN took the time to understand our business, our goals, and the results we wanted to achieve, and then delivered a storage solution that reduced our risk while positioning our business for success well into the future.”

Ljiljana Glišić,
Team Leader
NTC Linux Specialized IT Systems

Informatika

JKP Informatika maximizes service resilience for its customers with Braineering.

Public utility company JKP Informatika, a municipal IT and internet service provider in the town of Novi Sad, Serbia, overhauled its entire infrastructure to improve the resilience of its systems and reinforce them against external cyberattacks. Due to previous positive experience with Braineering solution proposals, the company opted for a comprehensive VMware modern data center solution to build a 3-location stretched cluster to operate its services for local authorities, public institutions, and citizens. They now enjoy greater speed and security with no outages.

“Proposed Software-defined and virtualized solutions from Braineering have proved to reduce complexity, simplify operations, and improve security and resilience. As a result, we have been able to achieve a completely new level of services and guarantee their quality to the customers.”

Duško Novaković,
Director assistant for information and communication technology,
JKP Informatika Novi Sad

NIS STC

Braineering solution delivery always has end to end aspect to it.
They deliver what you want, and more, because they know what you need before you do.

Serbia’s biggest oil company’s R&D center called STC. In charge of the preparation of geological exploration projects. The main task is analyzing wide areas of underground structures to predict the optimal oil extraction locations.

The main issue with the NIS STC project was coming up with an efficient way of storing and analyzing data that makes images of underground structures and delivering those images, via mobility technologies, to scientists for further analysis.

Creating a global solution by integrating different stand-alone technologies into one system. The system consists of distributed storage technologies integrated with data analysis technologies.

The result is a financially efficient way to make their operations much faster, data on rest and in transit more reliable and secure, and deliver results to scientists where ever they are.

The computer is much like any other. The only difference is the scale of power, storage, and speed. In other words, this computer is so big that you cannot place it into the classic computer case. You instead need a building called the data center.

We needed storage that can protect that data and make it highly available. Storage virtualization technologies allow the software to see the data distributed across multiple physical locations, as they were on a single storage pool. Our main goal was to make the storage system available to the existing server system by integrating it through a high bandwidth network. The high bandwidth network consists of two physical switches and many virtual ones that connect the system through interfaces that can transfer the data as fast as 100Gbps. Analyzing and delivering part of the infrastructure consists of VDI technology. VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology. It is, essentially, a mobility technology that enables the virtualization of desktops.

“Quick, intelligent and reliable, turnkey like approach to provisioning custom IT infrastructures.”

Leonid Stulov,
CEO NIS STC