TGen deploys Isilon IQ to power multiple genome sequencing devices to discover new treatments for diseases

March 09, 2016

By deploying Isilon IQ, TGen has unified its entire next-generation genomic sequencing workflow onto a single file system capable of scaling up to 10.4 Petabytes (PB) of capacity and 45 Gigabytes per second (GBps) of aggregate throughput, accelerating TGen's mission-critical research, while reducing storage management to less than 10 percent of one full-time equivalent (FTE). Additionally, Isilon's heterogeneous protocol support and ease of integration enabled TGen to leverage data compression software from Ocarina to repurpose its previous SAN system for backup, increasing operational efficiency and retaining the value of its existing IT resources.

"Translational genomics is leading the way to better diagnostics, treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases, but its success depends on researchers having immediate data access and on-demand storage capacity to speed time-to-discovery," said Sam Grocott, vice president of marketing, Isilon Systems. "TGen's use of Isilon IQ to accelerate their research is indicative of the benefits our scale-out NAS solutions can deliver for any life science organization looking to increase productivity and reduce costs."

SOURCE Isilon Systems