Northern Arizona U Deploys Software-Defined Storage for Research Data

Northern Arizona University has implemented a software-defined storage (SDS) appliance to support large research data sets, such as genome maps, Landsat images and complex chemistry data sets.

The university’s IT services department supports researchers in the areas of astronomy, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, cropland mapping, human microbiome analysis and microbial genomics. However, the data sets had outgrown the storage and processing capacity of the individual research labs located throughout the university’s various schools and departments.

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