Lab7 Systems Announces High-Performance Cloud for Genomic-Scale Data Management Built on IBM Cloud

Purpose-built hybrid cloud improves performance and reduces cost of genomic analysis and data management

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Lab7 Systems, Inc., a leader in laboratory workflow management for data-intensive life science applications, announces the Lab7 High-Performance Genomic Cloud powered by IBM, a complete solution for the management and analysis of genomic-scale data workloads and lab operations. Orchestrating the Genomic Cloud and providing a configurable user interface with a full LIMS and comprehensive analysis capabilities is Lab7’s Enterprise Science Platform™ (ESP), the industry’s only end-to-end solution for integrating wet lab and computational operations. The Genomic Cloud was built on the IBM Cloud platform and was designed specifically for genomics and other data-intensive sciences, using IBM Spectrum LSF® and IBM Spectrum Scale™ to support high-throughput genomics work. Pairing these advanced solutions with high-memory compute nodes and a fast internal network helps create a cloud solution that’s more than capable of handling the data processing needs of data-intensive scientific workloads. As a whole, the Genomic Cloud provides significant cost savings and performance improvements over commodity cloud solutions.

“Lab7 has been evaluating cloud solutions since our inception, but we have found most commodity cloud providers missing key elements necessary for efficient genomic data processing – their data and compute architectures are just not a great match for genomics and the cost structures quickly spiral out of control,” explained Christopher Mueller, Ph.D., President and Chief Technology Officer of Lab7 Systems. “With IBM Cloud, and in particular its high-performance compute infrastructure and services, we found the ideal platform for building a comprehensive cloud solution for genomics. Not only are we able to provide a seamless service that spans on-premises resources for instrument integration, a complete lab management software stack, high-performance compute resources, data security, and peta-scale storage, but we're able to do it in a highly cost effective manner, coming in at roughly a third of the cost of other cloud services at scale.”

The Genomic Cloud will be formally launched at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo May 23-25, in Boston. Dr. Mueller will be presenting the Genomic Cloud during his talk at 11:40am Thursday, May 25.

About Lab7 Systems, Inc.:

Lab7 Systems is a software developer that has a vision to reduce the level of hands-on data management by bioinformaticians, scientists, and IT teams who are struggling with the massive amounts of data that are being generated by new technologies. Lab7 understands there is a critical need for a platform that integrates the disparate and often disjointed scientific software toolkit that is being used, thereby freeing up the valuable human resources who are currently tasked with doing this. For more information, visit www.lab7.io.

Contacts

Lab7 Systems, Inc.
Varshal K. Davé, 512-669-5717
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
varshal.dave@lab7.io

Release Summary

Lab7 Systems announces the High Performance Genomic Cloud powered by IBM as the first comprehensive cloud solution developed specifically to handle data-intensive genomic-scale laboratory workflows.

Contacts

Lab7 Systems, Inc.
Varshal K. Davé, 512-669-5717
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
varshal.dave@lab7.io