Landmark Implements of Customized Hosting System for Unocal

Landmark Graphics Corporation has successfully implemented a customized, Linux-based data and applications hosting system for Unocal's Deepwater Group in Jakarta, Indonesia. Landmark implemented the system in July 2003 and will provide management, maintenance and on-site application support over a three-year period.

"The center, one of the most technologically advanced implementations of its kind in the world, was executed on time and within the requirements of Unocal under very challenging conditions," said Andy Lane, president, Landmark. "Unocal's decision to leverage Landmark's data application hosting solutions and consultative experience is a testament to the confidence that they have in our ability to provide, design and implement cutting edge application hosting solutions."

Deploying the latest in application hosting technology, the "behind the firewall" environment consists of a mixture of Linux clusters, blade servers, storage and a Windows(R) based infrastructure in a modular arrangement controlled through Gridware technology. The modular design and advanced networking enables any part of the system to grow independently of another thereby increasing the potential for cost savings, a critical consideration for Unocal.

"Last year, Unocal signed a three-year global agreement for access to Landmark's full suite of G&G technology," said Louis Rothenberg, Unocal Indonesia's Chief Technology Applications. "Because we had already partnered with Landmark for the applications, it made sense to approach Landmark for the systems to run them."

"Despite all the cutting-edge technologies, however, this was not a technology handoff but a complete in-sourced service solution, said Murray Roth, executive vice president, Marketing and Systems, Landmark. "The consultative approach that was adopted between Landmark, Unocal and the technology partners was one of the key success factors. This contributed to the smooth handover of the center within the short period of seven weeks from final implementation planning through to acceptance."