Dot Hill Solutions Selected by CGG

Dot Hill Systems Corporation has signed an agreement with CGG SA, an integrated
geoscience company serving the global oil & gas industry.

Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN 4000 Series storage systems
will be implemented in CGG’s subsurface imaging centers and have been selected
as part of the company’s reference architecture. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000
Series will house geophysical data that CGG uses to develop models to help its
oil & gas customers locate oil reserves.

With a total workforce of over 9,800 in more than 70  locations
worldwide, CGG is an integrated geoscience company providinggeological,
geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers, primarily
from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business
divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, and Geophysics & Reservoir
(GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and
exploitation.

Our collaboration with CGG expands Dot Hill’s growing footprint in the
oil and gas space,
” said Garrett Wein, VP of OEM sales, Dot Hill. “This
is a key strategic vertical market for Dot Hill due to expanding opportunities
in both domestic and overseas energy exploration which will drive significant
growth in the demand for storage. Customers such as CGG require storage
solutions capable of delivering both fast random I/O and sequential I/O for
different imaging steps. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series was tested extensively for
use with CGG’s seismic information acquisition and analysis computing systems
and delivered exceptional results. Featuring 99.999% availability and
scalability to hundreds of TBs, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series is an excellent fit
for oil & gas applications.

The newest member of the AssuredSAN family, the 4000 Series,is designed
with a powerful processor, and these systems provide accelerated performance for
sequential workloads, making them solutions across vertical markets such as oil
and gas, telecommunications, media and entertainment, big data analytics and
digital imaging.

With more than 80 years of experience, CGG strives to be the
geoscience partner of choice and we are always looking for better ways to help
our customers optimise the discovery and development of natural resources,

said Laurent Clerc, VP subsurface imaging, CGG. “We selected the Dot Hill
AssuredSAN 4000 Series as part of our reference architecture because of its
impressive randomised streaming performance. In our tests, the AssuredSAN 4000
Series streamed up to 128 randomised, simultaneous streams of seismic data,
which helps us to achieve faster results for our
customers.

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