Posts Tagged ‘Oil industry’

Redundant Out-of-Band Management for Oil Industry Network Applications

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

An effective out-of-band management solution provides support personnel with a secondary avenue for communicating with vital network elements at remote sites in the event that the primary avenue for communication is temporarily out of service. This means that even when the network is down, technicians can still communicate with remote devices via a secondary, out-of-band channel such as dial-up in order to restore network. Although this strategy serves well in most situations, there are also cases such as oil and gas industry network applications where the critical nature of the process demands a third avenue for communication. In these cases, a redundant out-of-band management solution can provide support personnel with an extra channel for communication with remote network equipment.


Energy Company Stays Online During Oilfield Power Failure

Friday, March 7th, 2014


One of worlds’ largest oil companies has the mission-critical task of monitoring sensors across large scale oil field deployments. The company’s oil field monitoring equipment and servers must be up 24/7, so redundant power circuits are used whenever possible. The oil company has many single-power-supply network devices that must always be running. Because they are single power supply, if the UPS is taken down, they will also lose power to critical network elements.

The company was looking for a way to provide dual power to network elements and monitoring devices in case of UPS issues. Also, the NOC of the facility wanted the ability to reboot these critical devices and sensors remotely at all times.