Tape Ark's Oklahoma Facility Opens

Tape Ark's Oklahoma Facility Opens

Great news for our North American customers with Tape Ark's new Oklahoma facility opening in April 2019. Working closely with our partner Seagate, this facility is designed to accommodate customers with one tape to ten million tapes across all formats of media. Once ingested to the cloud, this data, which includes but is not limited to exploration data, broadcast media content and corporate back-up, becomes instantly and economically accessible to the client, making it available for the application of analytics, AI and ML technologies.

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Seagate partners with Tape Ark in global deal to liberate tape-archived legacy data

Seagate partners with Tape Ark in global deal to liberate tape-archived legacy data

PERTH, Western Australia (11 December 2018):  Perth-based “tape to cloud” data management organisation Tape Ark has successfully reached a partnership agreement with global data storage giant Seagate Technology plc based in Cupertino, California. 

The agreement will see Seagate’s Lyve Data Services advanced data management expertise being combined with Tape Ark’s unique data restoration technology, to enable zettabytes of tape-bound data to be rapidly migrated from client’s aging offsite tapes directly to large public cloud platforms of the customer’s choice to enable access and analysis using AI-driven technologies.

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Article: The C Suite

Article: The C Suite

If you are looking for examples of data driven change in the world, look no further than what is sitting in all the level 38 corner offices around the globe. The CEO and his personal assistant are there of course, and so is the CIO.  But now a whole new band of brothers is forming – so many bands that buildings will need a lot more than 4 corners to accommodate them.

As published in The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics - Preview Magazine Issue 189 August 2017.  

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My Digital Twin

My Digital Twin

My digital twin I decided to kick-off 2017 by not going to work anymore. I mean who needs it? Plus I suspect that the team at work would not miss me – well not the actual me anyway. So over the holiday period I created a digital twin that could take my place.

Initially I was not sure that my digital twin (or DT, as I like to call him/her/it) could go to work for me. I mean I do a lot of complex stuff and attend meetings where I am sure I am indispensable. Could my DT actually make it all work?

 

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For the old timers in the industry, the good the bad and the ugly brings up memories of the 1966 Spaghetti Western starring Clint Eastwood. The movie became known for its unique use of long shot and close-up cinematography, as well its distinctive use of violence, tension and stylistic gunfights (kind of sounds like most analyst reports on the oil price).

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Simple is Not Always Better

Simple is Not Always Better

I was thinking through a project I was working on. It was a project where we had taken some raw seismic field data and processed it in readiness for interpretation. Rather amazingly, the completed dataset was 1/600th of its original size when we were finished. I have experienced this kind of reduction in volume every time I have done this sort of work, but this time it struck me as odd.

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Where Has all the Data Gone?

Where Has all the Data Gone?

In a recent presentation performed at the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) conference in Perth, I spoke about the problems explorers can have when an exploration area that has previously been out of favour, comes back into fashion.

Like all companies who enter a previously explored area, the first thing they do is assemble as much pre-existing data as possible. On the whole in Australia, the ability to source this data from various public sources is usually quite fruitful. However, whilst getting 90% of the data you need is a great start, it can often be the 10% that you can’t find that will make all the difference to your exploration efforts.

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Sick and Alone

Sick and Alone

Last issue I wrote a serious article about cloud storage, the future of storage for oil and gas data, and the death of tape.

Since then I have been neck deep in thought about what this all means. Not just thought, but modelling, examination, and theory testing. I have the bug, and this bug is not something you just take a tablet for and have a good sleep. This bug is nasty. It comes with breathing difficulties, sleep deprivation, itchy scalp, heart palpitations, difficulties concentrating, stress-related skin irritation, and bowel dysfunction. Significantly increased caffeine intake seems to be the only thing that holds it at bay, and even that is only temporary.

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