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Landmark Intros PetroStor

HOUSTON -- Landmark, a brand of Halliburtons (NYSE:HAL) Drilling and Evaluation Division, announced today the immediate availability of its PetroStor™ scalable disk storage platform that provides customers with petabytes of online capacity. Tested and qualified with Landmark’s E&P software, the solution is ideal for companies that need fast access to seismic files and archived project data.

Unlike traditional tape alternatives, the PetroStor storage solution provides upstream users instant access to all their seismic files and project data archives. Combining enterprise-class storage from NetApp with real-time compression from Storwize, the PetroStor storage solution lowers storage costs to less than $1000 per terabyte. It allows storage administrators to increase their capacity, data reliability and performance while reducing associated infrastructure footprint, cooling, and power costs, as well as administrative costs associated with tape transcription and re-mastering.

“Oil and gas exploration is very data intensive, requiring significant storage assets,” stated Noemi Greyzdorf, storage software research manager at market research firm IDC. “ Lower disk storage costs increase the amount of data that can be kept at hand. Analysis can be performed more efficiently when data is readily available, resulting in more timely decisions and lower overall exploration costs.”