As big data and cloud driven applications continue to make their way into the internal workings of the petrochemical industry, data and communications compliance are now at the forefront. IT Managers must comply with many different local, state and federal compliance and regulatory statutes as well as providing a secure archived environment.
Nothing is more critical to the operations of the State of Louisiana and the United States as our petrochemical and manufacturing infrastructure. Physical security ranks consistently as one of the top challenges in this sector. In order to keep your property, materials and infrastructure safe, you need a partner you can count on.
With the advent of cloud based service platforms, more and more petrochemical operators are looking to replace legacy hardware and software platforms in favor of more cost effective and robust cloud delivered services. GDS brings a balanced approach to this challenge by wrapping the cloud offering in a 24x7 help desk and the bandwidth to get business done.
While Louisiana is well known for its oil & gas and seafood industries, another staple of our local job market and econonmy is the State's large Petro-Chemical sector. In fact, Louisiana produces 25 percent of the nation's petrochemicals. Total value of Louisiana chemical shipments is more than $14 billion a year. Global companies such as Axiall, Shin-Tech, Dow, AirLiquide and others call Louisiana home. GDS has the ability to bring new and innovative approaches to companies in this sector that are routinely tied into a larger, pre-existing IT infrastructure, through applied methodologies and practices in cloud computing, physical security and more.
To compete, manufacturers must manage supply chain volatility, increase profits and margin contribution, innovate and drive operational efficiency, reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and safely increase asset utilization and product quality. The business and technology imperatives are extensive. Best-in-class manufacturers are responding to these challenges by using open standards–based Internet Protocol (IP) technologies to converge their enterprise and plant floor networks. The convergence enables tight integration of operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT), creating a flexible and scalable platform that drives business and operational excellence.