CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cleversafe, Inc., the web-scale storage market share leader, today announced that the Center for Data Intensive Science (CDIS) at the University of Chicago (UChicago) has selected Cleversafe’s web-scale data storage platform to house data as part of its infrastructure to support data commons and data clouds. With Cleversafe’s technology, CDIS is able to store and quickly access large datasets in one central location for research purposes, streamlining the process and significantly increasing the ability for researchers to collaborate.
This is particularly important for applications such as genomics that create very large datasets. The use of genomic sequencing has vastly improved researchers’ ability to better understand disease and chronic health conditions, but access to the data is challenging due to its size.
In recent years, scientists around the globe have begun to generate an enormous amount of data to help with diagnostics of cancer and determining treatment its treatment. However, this wealth of data comes with considerable limitations as the data is gathered by different research groups using varying technologies and protocols. In addition, mapping a human genome generates a significant amount of data. Layering analysis on top of this information creates an explosive amount of information that traditional storage systems are not equipped to handle.
“The challenges of genomic data research up until now stem from the vast amount of data stored in different locations, using different software and management systems,” said Piers Nash, MBA, PhD, director of business development, Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago. “Cleversafe’s web-scale storage platform allows us to house this data in one common location, significantly decreasing time and money spent to analyze genomic data. Bringing data at scale together for the scientific community will help researchers collaborate and really transform the study of cancer at all scales.”
While the program is currently focused on providing a platform and ideal environment for accelerating research analysis around efforts to uncover a cure for cancer, UChicago is also working to develop data commons for others diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
“Our work with the University of Chicago enables us to help make a difference in research for more effective medical treatments,” said John Morris, president and CEO, Cleversafe. “Cleversafe is able to significantly accelerate the process for researchers to analyze data by providing a highly scalable, secure and cost-efficient storage platform.”
To learn more about Cleversafe’s work with the University of Chicago visit www.cleversafe.com/event/bio-it or attend their co-presentation at Bio IT World 2015 in Boston on April 22, 2015 at 3:10 p.m.
About Cleversafe, Inc.
Cleversafe, the web-scale storage market share leader, delivers a breakthrough private cloud platform that solves petabyte-and-beyond storage challenges. Relied upon by the world’s largest data repositories, Cleversafe reduces 80 percent or more of storage costs while providing carrier-grade security, fifteen nines of reliability and simplified storage management. For more information, please visit www.cleversafe.com.
About The Center for Data Intensive Science at The University of Chicago
The Center for Data Intensive Science is applying data science to the most challenging problems in biology, medicine, health care and the environment. We democratize access, speed discovery, create new knowledge, and foster innovation by using data at scale. Our vision is a world in which all researchers have ready access to the data and tools for accelerated discovery and improved quality of life. For more information, please visit cdis.uchicago.edu.