CENTRAL STORAGE ENABLES USERS
TO COLLECT AND ANALYZE
ACTIVE RESEARCH DATA

The Institute of Cancer Research, London

“It was not just a large data store that we sought, we were looking for a trusted partner who would provide an evolving solution that could grow over time and keep pace with our requirements.”

– Professor Paul Jeffreys, Digital Operations Program Lead

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is a world leader in identifying cancer genes, discovering cancer drugs and developing precision radiotherapy. To meet the demanding and evolving requirements of scientists and clinicians, the team at the ICR needs to support a variety of data workflows and delivery needs. The ICR sought out a single, powerful central storage infrastructure that would enable users to collect and analyze all types of active research data.

Read the case study to discover how the ICR is leveraging powerful and efficient storage that enables researchers and clinicians to take cancer research and treatment to the next level.

CHALLENGE

Deploy a single, centralized data storage infrastructure that would enable users to collect and analyze all types of active research.

  • Support a variety of data workflows
  • Support massive amounts of data from scientific instruments and next-gen sequencers

SOLUTION

A stretched cluster with synchronous mirroring between sites for 2PB of usable storage in DDN’s GS7K. An additional, 4PB of DDN WOS object storage to provide a protected tier using Global Object Assure (GOA) advanced erasure coding. The sites are connected with private 10Gbps network links, with an option to increase bandwidth as needed.
DDN ICR Diagram


BENEFITS

Collected data is easily accessible for analysis and big data modeling.

  • Infrastructure is scalable both in front-end performance and back-end capacity
  • Resilient, fast access-tier is available for tough workloads with a transparently integrated object tier that delivers a simple single namespace and provides multi-site data protection for longer term data storage

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