Deploying and managing petrotechnical applications can be costly and time consuming, and require a significant commitment of skilled personnel. Selecting, procuring, and deploying the IT infrastructure to support these exploration and production (E&P) applications can take months to commission. Success in this complex process often depends on reducing expenses, decreasing project risks, and avoiding costly delays. Achieving these efficiencies increasingly demands a migration from legacy data center siloed deployments to on-premise private clouds, where virtualization software provides secure, multi-user access that easily adjusts to meet project demands. The Landmark Earth® engineered appliance helps streamline this transition with modern hyper-converged infrastructure comprising preoptimized and preconfigured compute and storage hardware tightly integrated with a full scope of E&P software. Several upstream operators have been successful in adopting this technology to simplify and speed up the deployment of IT infrastructure in exploration geographies around the world. The Landmark Earth engineered appliance is improving time to production with a modern, optimized solution for E&P application delivery.


Speaker | Mark Daus, Dell EMC Global Alliance Manager for Energy and Utilities

Mark Daus is a 25-year IT professional who began his career as a NASA engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Most of his IT experience was gained working in a large enterprise data center on a variety of networking, computing, and application technologies. From this data center, Mr. Daus spent several years as a solution architect in the IT outsourcing industry, where he led the design and implementation of enterprise solutions for several Fortune 500 companies. He joined EMC (now Dell Technologies) in 2009 as one of the company’s first employees involved in EMC’s preliminary plans to productize a converged infrastructure (i.e., Vblock). For this work, he met with enterprise customers, leading discussions on IT transformation, application deployment on converged and hyperconverged infrastructure, private cloud computing, and the emergence of a service-based IT delivery model. Over the past six years, Mr. Daus has spent much of his time working with customers in the upstream area of the oil and gas industry, focused specifically on a global OEM relationship with Halliburton Landmark.

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