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Panasas & Western Digital to Power Life Science Research with iRODS

irodsToday Panasas announced a collaboration with Western Digital to use iRODS software to propel data discovery in life science research. The joint solution combines Panasas ActiveStor storage, the HGST Active Archive System and iRODS Data Management Software to create an easily managed, high-performance multi-tier storage infrastructure that accelerates and optimizes data access, simulations and data analysis for research organizations working to improve medical discoveries through bioinformatics. Details on the collaboration can be found in the HGST “Speed Research Discovery” use case document.

Our solutions ultimately make data readily available for users, applications and analytics, helping to facilitate faster results and better decisions,” said Gary Lyng, senior director of marketing, Data Center Systems at Western Digital. “We are excited to be working with Panasas as the volume, velocity, variety and value of data generated by modern lab equipment along with varying application and workflow requirements make implementing the right solution all the more challenging – and we have the right solution.”

The rate of progress in life sciences research is accelerating exponentially, leading to important advances that generate – and rely upon – an ever-expanding mountain of valuable data. Key to accelerating life science application performance is implementing a high-performance data infrastructure that eliminates computing and storage bottlenecks, enables better collaboration and preserves simplicity so researchers can focus their efforts on discovery.

“We are excited to collaborate with Western Digital to deliver a storage solution that will help the world’s top researchers accelerate their discoveries,” said David Sallak, vice president, products and solutions at Panasas. “The data-intensive computing applications in life sciences require high performance with efficient, secure and cost-effective data management and together we are ready to meet those needs.”

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