Quantum Corp. and Interica have announced a joint solution which enables oil and gas organisations to add cloud archive storage to their exploration workflows. Interica has certified Quantum Lattus® private cloud object storage for use as an S3 storage target with Project Archive and Retrieval System (PARS®), Interica’s advanced project data management solution.
According to Quantum, the combined solution lowers costs, improves data access and streamlines storage to achieve greater operational efficiency, helping companies confront data growth and tight budgets.
Preserving the value of data for the oil and gas industry
Effective exploration for oil and gas generates vast pools of extremely valuable data which must be managed properly. Exploration and production projects incorporate data characterised by a rich variety of sources, locations and file types. Preserving this data requires that it is organised, available, accurate, and enduring across time and technology changes.
The combined advantages of Quantum and Interica
In today’s energy exploration and production environment, more companies are looking for ways to save cost, increase access to data, and streamline their operations. Quantum’s Lattus private cloud object storage is designed to meet those objectives. It is a self-protecting, self-healing solution that uses 10TB low-power HDDs and cost-effectively scales from 100TB to hundreds of petabytes to deliver cost-efficient capacity, data protection and resiliency with a simple-to-operate, simple-to-scale private cloud architecture. Trusted by the oil and gas exploration industry for over 15 years, PARS® enables companies to manage complex digital content for long-term knowledge retention, compliance, and storage.
The combination of Lattus and PARS® enables users to leverage the benefits of cloud technology to preserve this data without the uncertainty and vulnerability of public cloud services and also offers a number of other unique strengths:
- Scale: Seamlessly scales capacity to hundreds of petabytes and independently scales performance to match usage requirements.
- Durability: Provides continuous data integrity checking and self-healing, for resilience against device failure and site disaster.
- Safety and security: Offers the scalability of public cloud, without the risks and unknowns.
- Cost-effective: Results in low, predictable operating costs independent of data
- Availability: Keeps all project data organised and accessible and clears out the clutter and duplicate storage to protect corporate assets and reduce risk.
PARS® Version 4.4 adds support for public and private S3 destinations such as Lattus to its existing support for tape and disk storage systems, which includes Quantum’s high-density Scalar® tape libraries and QXS™ disk storage. When paired with a Scalar tape library, PARS® combines the newest, most operationally efficient tape automation with Lattus for more accessible long-term storage. Data already archived in Lattus may also be copied to tape to protect against online threats such as ransomware, or to provide offline storage or sharing with business partners, all while containing storage costs.
Interica CEO, Simon Kendall commented:
“With the massive changes being seen in the oil and gas industry, Quantum was the first storage provider to recognise the opportunity in working with Interica to deliver cost-effective, operationally efficient data retention and protection. In this rapidly developing market, Interica was pleased to collaborate with Quantum by developing an S3 destination to support Lattus object storage. Because Interica foresees almost all major international oil and gas companies testing or migrating to object storage, this relationship allows us to provide a certified and proven solution to the industry.”
Quantum senior vice president, products and solutions, Geoff Stedman, added:
“Petroleum exploration and production data is an extremely valuable corporate asset requiring careful management. Many companies today in the oil and gas industry are actively seeking new ways to reduce operational costs associated with their existing storage infrastructure. Adding Quantum Lattus private cloud storage to Interica PARS® data management can substantially streamline IT operations for managing large amounts of project data.”
- Click here to read how Quantum and Interica address oil and gas project challenges, and download a solution brief.
- Click here to register to attend a webinar — “Leveraging cloud for seismic and interpretation data retention and protection,” Wednesday 29 March, 6 p.m. BST.