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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Switches to New Data Storage Platform in Anticipation of Data Onslaught

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 - The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has switched from a direct-attached storage platform to a standardized Brocade Communications Systems-based storage area network, the company said today.


The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute currently has 85 terabytes of data and anticipates adding 60 to 80 terabytes of storage per year for the next five years, according to San Jose, Calif.-based Brocade.


Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.


"Our storage networking infrastructure is crucial to the timely completion of [the sequencing of the human genome] and other data intensive projects," Phil Butcher, head of information technology at The Sanger Centre, said in a statement. "A scalable network is essential to our development into the post-genomic era."


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