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SwiftStack President and Chief Product Officer Releases New Book: “Object Storage for Genomics” during Bio-IT World

SwiftStack Customers to Present on Managing Multi-Petabyte Environments Using Object Storage

San Francisco, CA – April 21, 2015 SwiftStack, the leader in object storage for the enterprise, today announced the release of a new book, “Object Storage for Genomics,” written by SwiftStack President and Chief Product Officer Joe Arnold. Book signing will be offered throughout Bio-IT World, April 21-23 in Boston in SwiftStack booth #243. The company also announced that two of its customers will be presenting on managing multi-petabyte environments using object storage during the event.

“Innovations made in genome sequencing technology are generating enormous amounts of data,” said Arnold. “Now the challenge is processing, analyzing, and distributing all this data. The human genome sequence dataset for one person is near 200GB of data. If a company is sequencing thousands of patients, petabyte scale quickly becomes the norm. In ‘Object Storage for Genomics,’ I outline how object storage enables Bio IT companies to manage massive data growth with more than 3x the cost-efficiency over traditional storage methods.”

“Just as there were technological advances that accelerated the adoption of genome sequencing into the scientific and clinical communities, corresponding advances need to be made with respect to data storage in order to enable the continued growth of genomics,” said Chris Dagdigian, BioTeam Inc. “Object storage is a transformative force-multiplier in the field of life sciences.”

SwiftStack customers presenting during Bio-IT World on the power of object storage for managing multi-petabyte biotechnology environments include:

  • Peyton McNully, Technology Director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and his team will be demonstrating how easy it can be to tackle petabytes of data from genome sequencing by employing object storage solutions during their session in the IT Infrastructure-Hardware Track on Thursday, April 23 from 12:20-12:50 p.m.
  • Dirk Petersen, Scientific Computing Manager at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) will be speaking on how incorporating multi-petabyte storage-as-a-service into a research environment can be cost-efficient, scalable and manageable. This session will be held in the Cloud Computing Track on Tuesday, April 21 from 12:20-12:50 p.m.

Copies of the new book, “Object Storage for Genomics” will be available during the Bio-IT World event in SwiftStack booth #243. To receive an autographed copy, visit the booth on Wednesday, April 22 from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. or on Thursday, April 23 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.