ISILON SYSTEMS BRINGS BENEFITS OF CLUSTERED STORAGE TO OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY AT SEG 2005
Kelman Technologies Deploys Isilon IQ Clustered Storage to Secure Contracts with Tier-One International Oil and Gas Companies;
Several Companies Join with Isilon to Bring the Benefits of Clustered Storage to the Oil and Gas Marketplace
SEATTLE, WA - November 7, 2005 Isilon® Systems, today at SEG 2005, ushered in the dramatic benefits of clustered storage to the oil and gas industry with a number of key announcements. Isilon announced that Kelman Technologies, Inc., a leader in the field of seismic data processing for use in oil and gas exploration, has recently deployed 25 Terabytes of Isilon IQ clustered storage to help secure contracts with tier-one international oil and gas companies. Isilon also announced new relationships with Seismic Micro-Technologies, Inc. (SMT), and Enigma Data Solutions, as well as reseller agreements with UpTime, Ovation Data Services, Inc. and Houston Information Team (HIT) to provide the oil and gas industry with next generation Isilon IQ clustered storage. Finally, Isilon Systems will be a featured presenter at SEG 2005. Isilon IQ clustered storage enables oil and gas customers to dramatically accelerate the digital workflow across the upstream oil and gas lifecycle while significantly reducing management and ownership costs.
"We rigorously evaluated a number of storage solutions and ultimately chose Isilon's because it offered the most compelling combination of high performance and low capital acquisition costs," said Pat McKenny, V.P. Geophysical Processing, Kelman Technologies. "The performance and manageability of the Isilon IQ storage system has provided Kelman with a huge business advantage."
Kelman Technologies, Inc., a leader in the field of seismic data processing for use in oil and gas exploration, has deployed a 25 terabyte Isilon IQ 1920i cluster at its Houston location to meet the massive data throughput requirements of its Intel Linux compute cluster. With the increased demand for seismic analysis worldwide, Kelman Technologies' use of Isilon IQ clustered storage enabled the company to achieve extremely high concurrent data throughput while removing the burdensome management constraints of traditional SAN and NAS storage systems. The speed of Isilon enabled Kelman to implement its leading-edge depth migration technology and win contracts with large international oil and gas companies that were previously unobtainable.
Companies Join Isilon to Bring Benefits of Clustered Storage to Oil and Gas Industry
Isilon also announced today it has joined forces with Seismic Micro Technologies, Inc. and Enigma Data Solutions to provide data storage solutions for upstream oil and gas exploration. Isilon IQ has been thoroughly tested and has received certified interoperability with SMT's KINGDOM suite of software products for oil and gas data interpretation, modeling and simulation.
Isilon and UpTime have partnered together to help bring the far-reaching business benefits of clustered storage to the oil and gas industry. UpTime will provide Isilon with an additional sales channel into the oil and gas industry, helping Isilon deliver next-generation clustered storage solutions to customers throughout the oil and gas market.
Isilon has also paired with Ovation Data Services, Inc. to form an additional sales channel into oil and gas exploration, making the benefits of clustered storage available to the industry like never before. In conjunction with this reseller partnership, Isilon also announced that Ovation Data Services has also deployed more than 6 Terabytes of Isilon IQ as the primary storage for its rapidly expanding storage needs.
Finally, Isilon has teamed with HIT to further widen sales channel support for Isilon's product line in the upstream oil and gas exploration marketplace.
"UpTime is dedicated to providing our oil and gas customers with the most advanced solutions to maximize their data assets," said Merrill Likes, President, UpTime. "Through our agreement with Isilon Systems, we are able to deliver a truly compelling clustered storage solution to the upstream oil and gas exploration industry, providing our joint customers with the data storage systems they need to reach the next level of productivity and cost-effectiveness in their business."
"Ovation believes information, particularly seismic data, is our oil and gas customers' most valuable asset and we are committed to delivering the premier data management solutions to the oil and gas industry," said Gregory Servos, President and COO, Ovation Data Services, Inc. "By joining with Isilon to deliver their clustered storage solutions to the oil and gas industry, we are able to provide our customers with the high performance, capacity, scalability and cost savings they require for their mission-critical projects."
Isilon is Featured Presenter at SEG 2005
Today, as part of the Systems & Information Technology Track, Dave Withers, Senior Director of Business Development for Isilon Systems, will discuss how Isilon IQ clustered storage can bring dramatic business benefits to oil and gas customers. Withers will detail how Isilon IQ, featuring its OneFS™ distributed file system, can scale to more than 250 Terabytes of capacity to provide one single, shared pool of data while providing more than 3 Gigabytes of total throughput, delivering unmatched scalability and high performance to the oil and gas industry.
Isilon Systems recently announced the Isilon IQ 6000 has joined Isilon's award-winning family of next-generation clustered storage systems, including the Isilon IQ 1920, 3000 and 4800 -- which are powered by the latest version of Isilon's award-winning OneFS distributed file system software and use high speed, low-latency InfiniBand® for intracluster communication.
About Isilon Systems
Isilon is the leader in clustered storage. Isilon's award-winning family of Isilon IQ products consists of high-performance clustered storage systems that combine an intelligent distributed file system with modular industry-standard hardware to deliver unmatched simplicity and scalability. Isilon IQ was designed for unstructured data and for use in data-intensive markets such as media and entertainment, digital imaging, life sciences, oil and gas and government. The Seattle-based company is financed by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Atlas Venture, Madrona Venture Group and Focus Ventures. For more information, please visit: http://www.isilon.com