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Geospiza Signs OEM Agreement to Include Isilon Storage System with FinchLab Next Gen Edition

SALT LAKE CITY (GenomeWeb News) – Geospiza said today that the company has signed an original manufacturer equipment agreement with Isilon Systems to integrate Isilon’s clustered storage technology with Geospiza’s upcoming FinchLab laboratory information management system for managing data from next-generation sequencers.
The combined solution, which will include Isilon’s X-Series storage system as part of the FinchLab Next Gene Edition, will be available in April, Geospiza CEO Todd Smith told GenomeWeb Daily News.
The combined system will come with an initial storage capacity of 7 terabytes, and is expected to scale to more than a petabyte.
Smith said that Geospiza is finding that most customers who are thinking about getting a next-generation sequencer plan on buying around 10 terabytes of storage. “After a year,” he said, “they’re thinking about 100 terabytes.”
Smith said that the first version of Finch Next Gen Edition will include data-management capabilities, as well as the ability to track samples and ordering. An upgrade for the system, called Phase 2, will be available in the fall and will include additional capabilities for data analysis, he said.

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