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CENTER FOR PEDIATRIC GENOMIC MEDICINE
SPEEDS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
OF RARE CHILDHOOD DISEASES

CHILDREN’S MERCY KANSAS CITY

“Clearly, informatics is the bottleneck in genomics. Our goal is to keep pace with the data deluge in both our clinical and research environments so we can quickly analyze data to produce meaningful insights…Ultimately, we needed a more flexible, powerful approach than traditional scale-out NAS could deliver.”

– Shane Corder, HPC Systems Engineer

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is transforming children’s lives and redefining pediatric medicine with an incredibly innovative genomics approach that speeds both the identification and treatment of genetic diseases. Consistently ranked among the leading children’s hospitals in the nation, Children’s Mercy also operates the world’s first whole genome sequencing center in a pediatric setting. While clinical sequencing is the Center’s primary focus, Children’s Mercy also pushes the envelope when it comes to researching genetic diseases.

Read their success story to learn how Children’s Mercy Kansas City leverages high-performance DDN® GS7K Storage to pioneer rapid pediatric genomic testing.

CHALLENGE

Accelerate time to discovery with a system that could scale as needed and simplify workflows.

  • Compute and data-intensive genomics required high-performance, highly scalable storage.
  • Accelerate time to discovery while simplifying both clinical and research workflows.
  • Traditional scale-out NAS lacked scalability in performance and capacity to address data ingest and access demands.

SOLUTION

A DDN GS7K parallel file system that seamlessly manages the complete lifecycle of the data so that children’s lives can be transformed by speeding the identification and treatment of rare disease.
Children's Mercy DDN Solution


BENEFITS

Children’s Mercy is able to remain an industry leader with accelerated diagnostics and a system that can scale when space is a factor.

  • The time to perform a STATSeq rapid genome test has reduced by about 43%
  • Ability to pair extremely fast DDN storage with Edico DRAGEN Bio-IT processor eliminated the need for local SSDs
  • The Center is enabled to push the envelope in terms of researching genetic diseases
  • Best-in-class storage performance helps eliminate informatics and data analysis bottlenecks
  • High-density solution accommodates space-constrained data center while growing-in-place as needed

Children's Mercy Kansas City - DDN Storage Success Story

Children’s Mercy Kansas City leverages high-performance DDN GS7K® Storage to pioneer rapid pediatric genomic testing while strengthening goals to redefine pediatric medicine and to provide a faster path home for patients and their families.

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