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PetaGene Inks Reseller Agreement With NetApp

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomic data management software developer PetaGene said this week that it has been named a NetApp alliance partner.

With this certification, Silicon Valley cloud data services firm NetApp can resell PetaGene software, PetaGene Cofounder and Chief Commercial Officer Vaughan Wittorff told GenomeWeb today at the 2019 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston.

Cambridge, UK-based PetaGene produces software for compressing sequence files. The NetApp partnership will allow PetaGene customers to accelerate transfer of backlog processing to the cloud, scale processing of DNA samples, and build larger genomic data repositories, the companies said.  

The arrangement will "allow holders of genomic data to access ready-to-deploy solutions for the storage and management of their data, with the benefits of our compression technology already built in," PetaGene CEO and Cofounder Dan Greenfield said in a statement.

"By helping to simplify the management of data-driven workloads and offering solutions that can scale in, to, and across any cloud, we can enable more flexibility and efficiency in managing the mass amount of genomic sequencing data that powers important genomics research," added David LaBrosse, NetApp global director for healthcare, genomics, and life sciences.

PetaGene, which launched in 2016, raised $2.1 million in new financing late last year, bringing its total venture capital haul to $3.2 million.