Energy, Oil and Gas Solutions

Accelerate Complex, Mission-Critical Oil and Gas Workflows

Upstream oil and gas exploration, production, and seismic data acquisition along with downstream management and delivery of that data is placing an enormous burden on traditional storage systems.

EMC Isilon scale-out NAS platforms are designed to meet these increasing demands and ensures datasets are highly accessible, protected, and useful for business. Isilon innovative solutions accelerate complex, mission critical workflows, while reducing capital and operating expenditures.


Industry-Leading Scalability – Manage Petabytes in a Single File System

EMC Isilon scale-out NAS easily scales storage, unifying vital seismic data into one file system, and increasing the performance of seismic applications. Isilon delivers industry leading scalability—up to 144 nodes in a single cluster and up more than 15 petabytes in a single file system.


Powerful Performance

No matter whether it’s upstream seismic data or downstream ERP, Isilon scale-out NAS delivers instant, reliable and unfettered access to massive amounts of data while providing over 100 gigabytes per second (GBps) of throughput.


Unmatched Reliability

With Isilon, all files are striped across multiple nodes within a cluster, and no single node stores 100 percent of any file. If a node fails, all other nodes in the cluster still deliver 100 percent of the files without interruption—resulting in reliable data access for companies of any size.


Easy to Use, Easy to Manage

One seismic survey can easily produce many terabytes of data. Isilon scale-out storage unifies vast libraries of seismic data into one easily scalable, easily accessible shared pool of data. With Isilon, one person can manage petabytes of data derived from seismic studies—a huge leap in efficiency.


Easy To Grow, Easy to Own

Powered by the EMC Isilon OneFS operating system, the Isilon scale-out NAS family of products creates a single pool of expandable storage that is easy to install and grow. Once racked, a 10-, 50-, or 100+-terabyte cluster takes less than 10 minutes to configure and set up, and capacity can be added on the fly in less than 60 seconds with no downtime.

“….. as a independent with limited IT staff, I need storage that doesn’t require specialized technicians to maintain it. With SMT Kingdom running on Isilon, I can focus on building the infrastructure and providing support to enhance what Kingdom does for our company, keeping our exploration team productive.” Eric R. Bass, Director of Information Technology, Cypress E&P Corporation


High Level Overview

Customer Profile


This Customer Profile describes how Arcis, a pioneer in the oil and gas exploration industry, used EMC Isilon sclae-out NAS to dramatically improve performance and drives its oil and gas seismic prociessing business into the future by unifying 40 disconnected data silos into a single file system.
Customer Profile

Cypress E&P Corporation

This Customer Profile describes how Cypress EP  deployed EMC Isilon to provide scalability, redundancy, and high-fault tolerance for their high-performance geoscience environment, which manages and analyzes vast amounts of seismic and well data.
Data Sheet

EMC Isilon Scale-Out Storage Platform Overview

This data sheet provides an overview of the EMC Isilon scale-out storage family including the newest additions: The Isilon X400 and Isilon NL400. Key features and benefits of the EMC OneFS operating system and Isilon product families are provided along with typical enterprise customer use cases.
Analyst Report

ESG Report: Scale-out 2.0

This June 2010 report by Enterprise Storage Group examines how enterprises that deploy scale-out network attached storage (NAS) solutions can get more value, dollar-for-dollar, from their infrastructure investments. Scale-out NAS has a compelling value proposition that lowers infrastructure costs, and improves power and management efficiencies.
Solution Overview

Isilon Scale-out Storage for Oil and Gas Companies

The Isilon scale-out storage platform meets the energy sector’s most critical storage needs—from high performance computing requirements, to Tier-1 technical computing applications, to Tier-2 archive disk-to-disk backup, and disaster recovery. Isilon meets the requirements of HPC “speeds and feeds” and technical omputing feature sets with proven reliability on a unified storage platform.
Solution Overview

Isilon Scale-out Storage Solutions for High-performance Computing

This Solution Overview details how EMC Isilon scale-out storage meets the storage requirements of both HPC and technical computing environments, eliminating the need to move data from disparate, specialized storage solutions.
Customer Profile

Kelman Technologies

This Customer Profile describes how Kelman Technologies used EMC Isilon scale-out NAS to help locate oil and gas reserves Faster, more reliably and with less cost.

Top Five Reasons to Choose EMC Isilon’s Scale-out NAS Solutions

This Handout summarizes the core benefits of the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage platform.

Technical Resources

White Paper

Breaking the Bottleneck: Solving Storage Challenges of Next Generation Data Centers

With the three core elements of the modern day data center – compute power, the network and storage – in alignment, the corporate data center is now in its next evolutionary state. This White Paper addresses the challenges of the enterprise data center and how EMC Isilon scale-out storage provides an optimal storage platform.
White Paper

EMC Isilon OneFS Operating System

This white paper provides an introduction to the EMC Isilon OneFS operating system, the foundation of the Isilon scale-out storage platform. The paper includes an overview of the architecture of OneFS and describes the benefits of a scale-out storage platform.
EMC Perspective

Exploration Technology Requires a Radical Change in Data Analysis

This EMC Perspective details how the combination of EMC Isilon hardware, file system, and OneFS management software helps deliver the requisite performance needed in today’s oil and gas exploration organizations, all while simplifying data management, providing robust data protection, and lowering operating costs.
EMC Perspective

How the Application of New HPC Techniques Impacts Oil and Gas Data Analysis

This EMC Perspective details how the combination of EMC Isilon hardware, file system, and OneFS management sof
White Paper

Isilon IQ Scale-out NAS for High-Performance Applications

This White Paper describes how EMC Isilon scale-out storage optimizes the performance of your applications and speeds access to critical data. It includes benchmarks, guidelines and best practices for configuring and scaling an Isilon cluster to meet the performance requirements of your organization.

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