Global accountancy firm Deloitte recently highlighted the importance of data in their ‘2018 Outlook on Oil & Gas.
So, what makes digital data so critical and how can companies in and around the Energy industry take advantage? Dominic Boullé, Energy Sector Specialist at MIGSOLV, the East of England’s only world-class data centre, sheds some light on the solutions their customers are finding.
“The greatest impact on the Energy industry is the sheer quantity of data now available.
There is an almost infinite supply of data on behaviour and performance, for everything right down to individual people, processes and machines. The ‘Internet of Things’ is interconnecting more devices than ever for energy consumers and producers. Throughout the supply chain a bewildering array of sensors now capture and report information that is hugely valuable to those who know how to exploit it.
Smart businesses in and around the energy sector are turning this data into a competitive advantage, helping them to improve results or spot the next innovation. Those who aren’t are frequently finding themselves behind the curve.”
“The first challenge has to be protection.
With international infrastructure, global relationships, terrorism and even state-sponsored cyber threats, everyone from consumers to governments are looking for increased reassurance that the Energy industry is protected.
Regardless of size, even the smallest companies within the supply chain need to provide assurance that their IT systems and security aren’t going to be the weak-link that compromises others. That’s why so many are moving their data storage out of vulnerable offices into a highly secure data centre like MIGSOLV’s.”
“Data is now more fluid than ever. At MIGSOLV, we’ve seen a notable increase in businesses looking for better connectivity, as well as protection.
Energy is perhaps one of the world’s most interconnected industries and even small supply chain businesses now need to access the open and closed networks larger players rely on for communication.
Our customers want to know they can scale their data and seamlessly integrate with others. Being at the forefront of global connectivity is not just important but increasingly a matter of survival.”
“Our data centre is a maximum-security building in which we provide space, power, cooling and connectivity for businesses’ servers, data storage and other IT systems. Whether housing an organisations primary IT infrastructure or a disaster recovery backup, we protect their data from threats including theft, terrorism, extreme weather and flooding.
Despite the high-security, customers still retain 24/7 physical access to their IT and can visit the site at any time. In addition, we always have highly trained and experienced staff on site to enact maintenance and make changes on our clients’ behalf.
We also provide unique access here in the East to major global carriers and networks, so our clients can be part of vital international communications.”
“Being in Norwich, we’re uniquely positioned to be highly accessible for the Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Renewables industry all along East Anglia’s Energy Coast. We’re just 20 miles from Great Yarmouth.
We can create the perfect data centre solution for any business involved in the energy supply chain and assist all tiers from major producers to small local companies delivering niche services.
We protect terabytes of vital data, helping businesses get more from their data and providing them with the invaluable reassurance of data-security for their customers, partners and stakeholders.”