• CNPC Chuanqing Drilling Engineering accelerates with a single volume storage

      Dell EMC storage enables CNPC Chuanqing Drilling Engineering to meet data-intensive demands by consolidating data to accelerate its complex, mission-critical workflows


    • Customer

      CNPC Chuanqing Drilling Engineering

    • Industry

      Oil and gas

    • Offerings

      Dell EMC Isilon X series scale-out storage, Dell EMC Isilon SmartQuotas, Dell EMC Isilon SmartDedupe

    • Key Challenges

      Meet massive growth in data, scale capacity and performance, share data sets, reduce data analysis and management complexity 

    • Outcomes

      Delivers single volume, scalable storage for all seismic data sets, simplifies environment, accelerates workflows and analysis

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  • Our Approach

    Consolidates all data sets onto a single volume storage

    Chuanqing Drilling Engineering partnered with Dell EMC to implement Dell EMC® Isilon® scale-out NAS as the storage platform for the research center. The solution is a single cluster comprising Dell EMC Isilon X410 with 23 nodes, providing capacity that can be scaled up to 1.6 petabytes. 

    The Dell EMC Isilon solution includes Dell EMC Isilon SmartQuotas, which enables the research center to allocate space to particular divisions and users according to workflows and demand. To ensure the cost-effective management of its massive data demands, Dell EMC Isilon SmartDedupe is helping the center to maximize the storage efficiency of the cluster by eliminating duplicates.

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    • “The improved performance, ability to allocate storage to different users and divisions, and the ease in which we can quickly scale on demand, are all features of EMC Isilon that are contributing to the productivity of our researchers and scientists.”

      CNPC Chuanqing Drilling Engineering

  • Outcomes

    Accelerating workflows with a single volume

    Finding the right platform to collect, analyze, and drive decisions in an efficient, agile way is critical to oil and gas companies. In migrating from SAN storage to Dell EMC Isilon X410 scale-out NAS, Chuanqing Drilling Engineering has the ability to consolidate and shared all data while scaling up to 50 petabytes in a single volume. The solution meets the data-intensive demands of the oil and gas industry, helping the research center to accelerate complex, mission-critical workflows and run its HPC environments. 

    Improving productivity and accessibility

    The research center will use Dell EMC Isilon scale-out storage throughout the exploration and production workflows involving interpretation and modeling. It has eliminated the need to manage data from disparate storage solutions. Now users have a broadly accessible shared pool of data, increasing productivity and making data accessible across the center.

    Delivering cost and management efficiencies

    The research center is benefiting from the ease in which Dell EMC storage can be scaled and different quotas can be allocated to workflows and divisions within the company. This has resulted in both management and cost efficiencies in meeting its storage requirements, achieving an estimated 33 percent reduction in costs.