Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa (PressExposure) April 07, 2011 -- The Corporation
Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd. is the driving force behind a diverse group of companies representing one of the largest and most respected privately owned Construction Company's in South Africa.
The management thereof, provides the all encompassing strategies, key objectives and basic directions for the group of companies who in their own right are divided into activity driven, decentralised autonomous entities.
The focus both abroad and within the local market place, is predominantly aimed towards the Manufacturing and Construction sectors. The group of companies together with their competent motivated management teams are responsible for the task of specialising services.
Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd needed a complete server and network infrastructure to cater for their growing needs. The infrastructure needed was file servers, internet access, e-mail servers, mobile communication servers, SQL Servers, backup servers etc.
Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd also required connectivity to 2 fixed branches which includes Johannesburg (Head Office) and Witbank(Workshops). In addition to this Tubular also has at any given time between 5 and 10 temporary offices throughout South Africa and Africa that needed to communicate to the Head Office. The need to maintain and service all of this IT Infrastructure was one of the key requirements that had to be met. Mobile communications and IT services had to be completely established and the again disestablished in approximately 8 to 10 months time and relocated to the next site.
Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd chose the HP StorageWorks EVA and Blade System for their Johannesburg branch which was implemented by Tubular Intelligent Solutions (Pty) Ltd. The full project was completed in 2 months time which includes 2 Microsoft exchange servers, 2 Microsoft SQL servers, a blackberry server, an Active Directory server with a backup Active Directory server, Antivirus Server running MCafee,IPGuard and specialised security software. In addition to this all of their data was placed on the HP StorageWorks. For the backups Tubular Intelligent Solutions(Pty) Ltd implemented Symantec BackupExec.
For the Witbank branch the HP StorageWorks Shorty version was implemented within the same time as the Johannesburg branch. This solution comprised of an Active Directory Server, Exchange Server, ISA Server and data server.
The site communications are all satellite driven with virtual private networks connecting to the Johannesburg head office. Currently all the sites are run with Windows Small Business Servers but we are looking at integrating the sites into the main network architecture by 2011 via an MPLS(Multi Protocol Layer Switching). We deployed a full-time IT Engineer that services all Tubular Holdings construction sites throughout the national footprint.
In addition to this we also completely maintain all Tubular Holdings server, desktop and network infrastructure. We apply IT management across all the software solutions that they currently use from their Accounting systems to their Drawing
Systems and CNC Equipment Software.
We also supply all Tubular Holdings hardware and software needs throughout the organization.
Because in the project based world of construction everything is urgent we have set up a complete IT workshop that deals with all the repairs on any IT equipment with a turn-around time of 3 hours.