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Accelrys Buys Three BlueArc Titan Servers for Data Storage, Consolidation

NEW YORK, March 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Accelrys has selected BlueArc's Titan SiliconServers as its standard storage platform, the companies said today.


Specifically, Accelrys bought three SiliconServers, which equates to more than 40 terabytes of storage, to consolidate data from its operations in San Diego; Cambridge, UK; and Bangalore, India.


In a statement, BlueArc said Accelrys will use the servers to "support gene sequence processing, engineering build data, and the associated Oracle databases." Accelrys client PCs are also "backed up directly to Titan, which is capable of handling dozens of streams concurrently," BlueArc said.

Accelrys said Titan will help it "eliminate the capacity and performance limitations that were inherent in its current Network Attached Storage environment."
The company has "a goal of utilizing Titan for 4-5 years, if not longer," Carol Busch, IT manager at Accelrys, said in the statement.

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