The natural resources industry generates massive amounts of data. Whether it’s seismic readings of the earth’s surface during upstream exploration, equipment and drill site records used to optimize active deposits, or massive backups being created for disaster recovery, the natural resources industry is collecting and producing data in a greater variety, volume, and velocity than ever before.
Bottlenecks and Lost Connections: Sending Large Files from Around the Globe
All this natural resources data comes from a myriad of disparate and remote areas around the world. Files must travel huge distances across various connections, including such as satellite, wireless, and terrestrial links. But the nonuniform strength, quality, and performance of these connections can create disruptions.
Like transfer methods, storage locations are becoming equally as diverse, spanning on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. And once the data is stored, it does not necessarily remain stationary. Raw exploration data is typically sent to High Power Computing (HPC) firms to be processed and rendered into visual maps that can be analyzed before being returned to storage. Once prepared, it must again be shared across your organization’s departments, experts, and endpoints. This data also must be transferred to backup storage for disaster recovery.
Across the workflow, big data is always travelling great distances – and waiting for transfers is an unacceptable and costly inconvenience. That’s where FileCatalyst comes in.