Minister of Interior, General Directorate of Forensic Evidences .

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What was the issue?

The project of

General Directorate of Forensic Evidences wanted to have a Tier 2 data center with full ICT infrastructure redundancy covering Computers, Networking, Storage and Security facilities along with the Operations Center for Operators as well as Security Operations Center (SOC), Network Operations Center (NOC) and remote Container Data Center, at Forensic Evidences campus for developing the capabilities of criminal laboratories with forensic evidences in Saudi Arabia (the fourth stage).

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Who did Synoptic engage with?

Forensic Evidences team, Synoptic Subject Matter Experts “SME”, with Several Technology Leaders headed by Huawei, and 3rd party civil contractors under Synoptic supervising.

What did Synoptic do?

Synoptic along with its affiliate has fulfill Forensic Evidences project requirements by designing, civil contracting, building, developing, operating and maintaining state of art full redundant Tier 2 Data Center General Directorate of Forensic Evidences consist of dedicated area for ICT infrastructure facilities (Services, Storage Network and Security equipment) along with the Two Operations Centers 1- Security Operations Center (SOC) and 2- Network Operations Center (NOC) as well as remote Container Data Center.

Furthermore Synoptic Engineers operate and maintain the full solution for three years as well as train and transfer knowledge to the General Directorate of Forensic Evidences concern team.

What was the impact?

General Directorate of Forensic Evidences achieve their business growth goals and ambitions, as well as determining the criticality of business activities and associated resource requirements to ensure operational resilience and continuity of operations during and after a business disruption.

What barriers, challenges or points of learning did you identify?

  • Study and understand the existing Infrastructure
  • Design the new required state of art Tier 2 Campus Data Center covering everything (Constricting, Dual Power redundancy, Floor Plans, Raised floors, False ceiling, AC, Fire System, Cabling, Access control, Surveillance Systems, etc...)
  • 20 approved Cabling design
  • Dual Power redundancy from 2 different sources.
  • Network Architecture residing fixing the IP address for the entire environment
  • Applications Transition
  • Backup Solutions
  • Incidents Handling Procedures
  • Security and Anti-Virus Solutions
  • Physical Security and Access Control
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Vulnerability Management with periodically Penetration Testing Procedure
  • Network Operation Center
  • Security Operation Center
  • Data Center Fire alarm and suppression systems, safety, applications and extinguishing systems in addition to thermometers, humidity, and electricity.
  • HUAWEI Container Data Center
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solutions

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