The additional storage at the Sanger Institute adds to the current StorageTek solutions that have been implemented since 2001:
- 2 x L700 tape library
- 2 x StorageNetÂ® 6000 (SN6000) domain managers
- LTO Gen 1, Gen2
- L40 x 4, LTO G1
The addition of three BladeStore units at Genome Campus (Hinxton Hall) ensures accessibility and availability of data at all times whilst on the right storage media for the right amount of time and at the right cost.
"The Sanger Institute is at the forefront of genetic research, and our volumes of data have rocketed over a very short period of time - we only went to our first terabyte five years ago. It was crucial that we had backup and storage technologies that could keep up with our ever-growing needs. The addition of BladeStore to this system has given us fast retrieval from large static content and the ability to store large quantities of data in a small footprint at a greatly reduced cost. It means that we can reliably share much more of our research on the web" said Phil Butcher head of IT at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Mark Maby, ILM strategy manager for StorageTek UK added: "Bladestore is a natural fit and the next step forward on the ILM strategy for the Sanger Institute. Bladestore gives them the combination of low-cost ATA disk drives for data storage and the performance and reliability of an enterprise class Fibre-Channel disk system which is ideal for storing online high volume fixed content data."
+44 (0) 207 413 3193
+44 (0) 207 413 3043