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IBM, Tricon partner to build data center

The new data center claims to analyse 25 times more data than the existing systems

By CBR Staff Writer

IBM and Tricon Geophysics, a Venezuela-based provider of seismic data processing and interpretation services, have collaborated to build a data center supported by IBM System x iDataPlex.

IBM claims that the new data center will enable Tricon to analyze 25 times more seismic data than is currently possible with existing systems. The new data center gives Tricon the ability to explore larger oil and gas fields, up to 1,000 square miles, while cutting power and cooling costs for the company.

Tricon worked with IBM global technology services and IBM business partner Strix Technologies to implement and support its new infrastructure, which runs the Red Hat Linux v5 operating system.

Bernardo Briones, general manager for LA sales at Tricon, said: Tricon’s new computing capabilities offer us a truly dynamic infrastructure. To analyze 25 times more data from a vast geographical region with more efficiency gives Tricon a unique advantage. We can manage, store and process large amounts of seismic data, while reducing inefficiencies of energy and server utilization and doubling the computing power available.

Miguel Vega, sales, servers and storage director at IBM Venezuela, said: Our digitally connected world requires systems that will enable organizations to reduce costs, manage risk and improve service. The system implemented by IBM and Tricon offers the energy industry a cutting-edge process for efficient use of seismic data.

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