Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer providing the world’s most advanced data storage technology and services, announced that it is supporting the Health 2030 Genome Center with powerful and efficient storage solutions. The Genome Center, a Swiss center for genome sequencing and analysis, works tirelessly towards a central goal: accelerating DNA sequence analysis to support a rapid diagnosis.
The transformation needs of the center:
The center’s bioanalysts perform DNA sequencing analyses that researchers and clinicians need for diagnosis: the aim is to use the large amounts of data generated in the process to exploit the full potential of sequencing technology to provide more personalized medicine that leads patients to more efficient treatments. To achieve this, the Genome Center needed a powerful, efficient, flexible, and scalable storage solution for its unstructured data. Pure Storage was able to meet and exceed their needs.
The infrastructure must be able to adapt accordingly to the volumes of data processed: Arnaud Hungler, head of IT infrastructure at the Genome Center, explains: “We have more and more DNA samples to sequence and analyze, which represents a significant amount of data for the projects we carry out, our storage requirements can go from zero to 200 TB and vice versa very quickly. Our infrastructure must be able to adapt accordingly.”
Pure Storage helps improve storage performance and supports new use cases: The Genome Center chose Pure Storage FlashBlade®, a leading Unified Fast File and Object (UFFO) storage platform. Not only that but the solution was also delivered via Evergreen//One™, a true storage-as-a-service offering that can adapt to spikes in data volumes without the need to overprovision storage capacity on a daily basis.
Main advantages of the center:
Critical analytical data available 10 times faster on the platform used by researchers and clinicians: “Thanks to Pure Storage, analytical data is available 10 times faster and transfer speeds have doubled on the platform used by researchers and clinicians. Clinicians can analyze stored data using our interface in real-time, without having to download it themselves, and diagnose patients more quickly and easily,” explains Arnaud.
The Evergreen//One™ subscription allows the Genome Center to scale storage to meet ever-changing needs: That means it doesn’t have to pay upfront for 500TB of data that it only uses on a regular basis.
Efficient on-demand customer support and user-friendly Pure1™ interface for storage management: The system’s simplicity saves the team countless hours on daily operational tasks.
“High computing power and fast, easy access to results are crucial for research and diagnostics at the Genome Center,” commented Turan Kara, Country Manager Switzerland at Pure Storage. Data security and integrity must be maintained to meet regulatory requirements. All of these are huge benefits for patients who want fast and efficient treatments – and can be sure that their personal health data is safe. We are proud to support the Genome Center in delivering personalized medicine through our high-performance solutions and unique consumption models,” concluded Kara.