​Quantum and Interica make exploration data available, secure in private cloud architecture

Quantum Corp. and Interica have joined forces to enable oil and gas companies 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.

The combined solution lowers costs, improves data access and streamlines storage to achieve greater operational efficiency, helping companies confront data growth and tight budgets, the companies said in a statement.

Effective exploration for oil and gas generates vast pools of valuable data that must be managed properly. Exploration and production projects incorporate data characterized by a rich variety of sources, locations and file types. Preserving this data requires that it is organized, available, accurate and enduring across time and technology changes, the companies said.

Quantum's Lattus private cloud object storage is a self-protecting, self-healing solution that uses 10TB low-power HDDs and cost-effectively scales from 100TB to hundreds of petabytes to provide capacity, data protection and resiliency with a simple-to-operate, simple-to-scale private cloud architecture.

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, they said.

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 can also be copied to tape to protect against online threats such as ransomware, or to provide off-line storage or sharing with business partners, while containing storage costs.

"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," Geoff Stedman, senior vice-president, Products and Solutions, Quantum, said in a statement.