Data storage needs are growing at an astounding 60% per year, according to IDC (International Data Corporation). The increasing needs are driven in part by increasing amounts of digital media, databases, data mining archives, and regulatory requirements
Scale Computing’s storage system has tremendous applicability to Life Science industries.
Scale Computing is serious about storage, IT budgets and IT service. Their patent-pending TrueCluster™ technology combines commodity hardware with a clustered file system commonly found only in the world's largest supercomputers. The result: IT managers can scale storage 1TB at a time in a migrationless environment that has no single point of failure and costs 70% less than other solutions on the market.
There are many types of data storage available from simple tape backups to very large storage systems utilizing various technologies. Data intensive companies have been limited to purchasing systems that were larger than their current needs as they tried to project future storage needs and only make one purchase. If they had to add on, there was storage system downtime as they migrated from one system to a larger or different one. Such storage systems often were greatly underutilized leading to a very low and slow ROI. File management was often poor so that even if the information was stored it could be very difficult to retrieve.
Scale Computing is filling the gap in the marketplace for a solution that has many of the features of enterprise-class storage, the low TB cost of the array, and the versatility of cloud based systems. Scale’s Storage Nodes with TrueCluster™ use both proprietary and licensed technologies that come primarily from the supercomputing sector to create a grid storage system from multiple clustered nodes. Scale’s TrueCluster™ architecture works on many hardware platforms and commodity‐based hardware. This enables a low cost entry and storage can expand incrementally and within a much smaller budget. Data is compressed for storage creating a maximum value.
Scalability means that nodes can be added as needed without downtime or any migration. There is a built-in redundancy so any disk failure does not result in loss of data. The single file management system enables fast retrieval of needed information.
Pharmaceutical, medical device, research and many biotechnology companies face FDA approvals which means maintaining meticulous records of every process and procedure, experiments, clinical trial data and almost every memo, letter, or note. As many FDA record requirements have become more stringent, companies have found that they not only need better data storage capabilities but also the ability to retrieve any and all data on demand. Scale Computing is the solution for companies bringing their first product to market and for large international companies that must provide data to multiple agencies.
The healthcare industry, whether hospitals, clinics, laboratories, insurance companies or other facilities, is very patient record intensive. Secure and easily expandable data storage is essential for this industry but the ability to retrieve the data quickly and easily can, on occasion, actually be a matter of life and death. In critical situations, lost data, storage system down time, poor retrieval abilities, or inaccessibility are not acceptable. Scale Computing is the solution for the healthcare industry because of its scalability, file management system, and the fact that failure of a single disk in the array will not impact any data because of built in data redundancy.