University of Ottawa Medical Research Arm Eliminates Storage Boundaries with EMC Isilon
SEATTLE, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, an internationally recognized leader in medical research, has deployed EMC® Isilon® scale-out NAS to provide a storage environment that enables and empowers its staff to accelerate the advancement of medicine. Like many organizations today, the world-class microbiology and pathology facility needed to address capacity and performance challenges related to Big Data growth while also taking advantage of the opportunities Big Data creates. To transition its storage infrastructure so that it could meet these needs, the Faculty of Medicine turned to scale-out NAS.
- Enhanced productivity and efficiency – In the past, research was often limited by the amount of storage available to researchers. With EMC Isilon, the Faculty of Medicine can now provide each individual researcher with up to 250 gigabytes of storage capacity, 10 times the previous allocation with the option of adding more at the low, one-time cost of $1 per gigabyte. No longer hindered by storage limitations, researchers can focus on what they do best — pushing the envelope on medical breakthroughs.
- Increased performance – EMC Isilon performance scaled in lockstep with the Faculty of Medicine's data-intensive storage demands. Performance increased 400% as the Faculty of Medicine scaled out its EMC Isilon infrastructure.
- Plug and play ease-of-use – Since the Faculty of Medicine's IT team (Medtech) could "set it and forget it" with the EMC Isilon X-series, the 22-person team decrea