Seattle, WA (OBBeC) -  Isilon Systems has announced that Complete Genomics, a provider of large-scale human genome sequencing services, has deployed more than 700 Terabytes of Isilon IQ clustered storage to unify its vast stores of mission-critical genetic data and help power its DNA sequencing pipeline.

According to the announcement, Complete Genomics has, with Isilon IQ, accelerated its research and development operations - including DNA sequencing, software development and large-scale bioinformatics simulations - while eliminating the requirement for a full-time storage administrator. Additionally, Isilon IQ, featuring its OneFS operating system software, provides Complete Genomics' massive Linux clustered compute farm with a centralized, near-line storage archive for immediate and reliable access to its DNA sequencing data.

"By mid-2009, we will deliver a $5000 genome, dramatically lowering the cost of complete genome sequencing, and providing this powerful genetic information to a much larger constituency of researchers, scientists and life sciences organizations for use in solving some of our greatest medical challenges," said Bruce Martin, Vice President of Software, Complete Genomics. "However, such a feat requires enormous amounts of genetic data to be accessed, analyzed and stored on an around-the-clock basis, making a highly scalable, high-performance and easy to use storage solution critical to our workflow. With Isilon IQ, we have unified our data onto a single, pay-as-you-grow storage repository to support our staggering data growth without requiring a full-time storage administrator."

By deploying a highly scalable, high-performance, shared pool of Isilon IQ storage, Complete Genomics has simplified its research and development workflows, and reduced IT cost and complexity, outlines the report. Additionally, Isilon IQ, featuring the storage industry's only implementation of N+3 and N+4 data protection, provides Complete Genomics with the highest levels of data availability and reliability to ensure the integrity of its critical information.