Nexenta collaborates with Drillinginfo to provide data storage solutions

nexentaOpen source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) provider Nexenta has announced the deployment of its platform for Drillinginfo, US-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of data-driven intelligence to the oil and gas industry

Drillinginfo delivers information for oil and gas energy exploration decision support, enabling companies to get to better insights, faster.

According to Nexenta, prior to drilling for oil, companies must evaluate up to eight different silos of data to meet regulatory and compliance guidelines. The ultimate goal is to have the least amount of risk and the greatest success in finding oil. Seismic and geological data provide analysis of rock structures, based on drilling location. Legal documents, such as county court records for leases, date back hundreds of years. The volume of data that oil companies must sift through is immense, growing each and every year, and becoming more and more complicated to access and analyse.

Drillinginfo has roughly 900 TB of data, and adds roughly 20-25 TB of data per month.

Nexenta supports Drillinginfo’s rapid growth while meeting the company’s budgeting, financial and planning requirements.

Drillinginfo chief technology officer Mike Couvillion said, “Our data storage team doesn’t have to worry about running out of storage as we add data and the systems are fully high availability (HA) — there isn’t a single point of failure. Because the Nexenta system is so redundant, it can be put on Supermicro, which costs us about US$416/TB. That is well below the industry average, and there is no additional licensing for replication. At that cost, the Nexenta SDS practically recovers its cost on delivery,” Couvillion added.

According to Nexenta V-P marketing and strategy Jill Orhun, Drillinginfo is a perfect example of how Software-Defined Storage can eliminate performance and scalability challenges. The right decision on storage is instrumental to running effective infrastructure, and that has ramifications for companies’ bottom line. Nexenta is proud to assist Drillinginfo with managing and storing its large volume of business-critical data.

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