NCI Boosts Storage to 44 Petabytes with Fujitsu & NetApp

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logo_nciNCI in Australia has signed a $2M deal with Fujitsu to work with storage and data management company NetApp to supply and install all-flash storage arrays with a raw storage capacity of 11 petabytes, bringing NCI’s total raw storage capacity from 33 petabytes to 44 petabytes.

The new storage will extend NCI’s ability to provide world class, high-end services to Australian researchers, industry and government,” said NCI Director Professor Lindsay Botten. “As a result of constant growth in data holdings and scientific research projects that often generate and analyse petabytes of new data in very short timeframes, we needed to design a new pod-based storage architecture that can scale seamlessly in predetermined blocks of capacity and throughput.”

raijinThe deal commences the build of the next generation of high-performance, global parallel filesystems at NCI for holding the National Environmental Research Data Collection, which will be accessible from both the supercomputer and the cloud at an unprecedented speed of 100 GBytes/sec.

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