About the Customer
Headquartered in Midland, Texas, Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P. has more than 35 years of experience in the Midland Basin of Texas and over 1,300 valued employees. Holding more than 370,000 net acres primarily in Midland, Martin, Howard, Glasscock, Upton, and Reagan Counties, Texas, Endeavor currently has the second largest land position in the Midland Basin of Texas. In 2016, Endeavor implemented a new horizontal drilling program and has completed more than 350 gross operated horizontal wells with current daily oil production in excess of 130,000 barrels of oil per day. Along with other acreage in the Delaware Basin of Texas and New Mexico and other states, Endeavor has only scratched the surface of its drillable inventory.
Jim Green, IT Operations Manager for Endeavor, commented, “During my tenure, over the past six and a half years, Endeavor has enjoyed tremendous success and growth. As a result, Endeavor was rapidly outgrowing its current data center, and much of the company’s hardware had reached end-of life. After careful evaluation of viable alternatives, Endeavor determined a move to a colocation facility would not only provide improved service levels but also meet Endeavor’s goal to modernize its IT infrastructure and capabilities, while meeting its budgetary objectives.”
“The next decision was how to enable the fastest, most accurate move to the new location,” Green continued. “Not long ago, I managed a data migration using a different tool. It took me about a month to move approximately 13 TBs of data. It was not only time consuming, but also very labor intensive in that I had to micro-manage the entire process – from attaching every copy to managing permissions to touching every folder individually, and everything in between. This time, I knew I needed a better solution as I had the added challenge of having considerably more data to move.”
Green’s trusted solutions provider and advisor, Dell, then suggested he consider DobiMigrate. After a careful evaluation, Green found that DobiMigrate would allow him to migrate file or object data between any storage platform, on-premises or between clouds – safely, quickly, easily, and cost effectively. This was critical in that he was moving his entire operations and production workflows, as well as his corporate file storage, to the new colocation facility. His eventual goal is to increase his cloud presence.
Green concluded, “Datadobi’s solution is tailor-made for Endeavor’s needs. It moves everything. I can control the cutover dates. It maintains the permissions and shares and does the cleanup — everything I had previously done manually. With DobiMigrate, I will be able to meet my goal to move everything in seven days or less.”
When Endeavor is ready to move any of its data and operations to the cloud, DobiMigrate will enable it to do so seamlessly, while enjoying identical management and protection capabilities. Datadobi’s capabilities around compliance, such as its chain-of-custody verification, was another selling point.
“Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P. recognized that in order to move its disparate unstructured data, including, everything from office documents to highly detailed geological data, DobiMigrate was the solution that satisfied all of its requirements,” said Paul Repice, Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Datadobi. “Now, Jim and
his team can get back to enabling and supporting Endeavor’s continued innovation and competitive differentiation that has led to it become a top-tier Midland Basin horizontal operator and one of the largest private oil producers in the United States of America.”