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April 27, 2010
Company's innovative ECOsystem solutions recognized for second straight year
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27 -- Ocarina Networks, a leading provider of data-reduction solutions for primary storage, has won Bio-IT World "Best of Show" award for its Ocarina ECOsystem solutions in the IT Hardware Infrastructure category.
Judged by an expert team of Bio-IT World magazine editors and leading industry experts in the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Exhibit Hall, the Best of Show Awards program identifies exceptional innovation in technologies used by life science professionals today. Winners were announced on April 21.
The Ocarina ECOsystem provides a data reduction solution for online storage, reducing data up to 90 percent, decreasing the effective cost of data storage for customers in a variety of markets. The ECOsystem works with existing storage systems -- utilizing a broad set of algorithms that support over 900 file types, including files most commonly found in DNA sequencing and other bioinformatics applications. Ocarina's ECOsystem provides 45-85 percent data reduction for customers using Illumina, Roche/454, ABI, and Affymetrix sequencing pipelines, including support for a variety of data types generated by analysis applications. .
"With nearly 100 exhibitors showcasing their life science-related solutions at the Bio-IT World Expo, it is a tremendous honor to be singled out as the winner of the 'Best of Show' award," said Carter George, vice president of products at Ocarina. "While data volumes in sequencing pipelines are doubling each year, research funding is still in limited supply. It's imperative that bioinformatics organizations maximize their spending on the science itself rather than on IT overhead and data management costs that support it. Ocarina is a big part of that. All of our bioinformatics customers are storing more data on less storage, reducing the cost and hassle associated with storing large volumes of research data, and in many cases, reducing their dependency on tape."
The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC), serving a variety of Cornell bio-research organizations including the Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies has used Ocarina to provide cost-effective disk-based archival for researchers. According to CAC Director David Lifka, "Ocarina enabled us to deliver a reliable scalable archival service at a cost lower than tape." The Ocarina ECOsystem allowed CAC to store twice the amount of sequencing data per terabyte of disk, reducing operating costs and improving service to end-users.
The 9th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is a premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise. The conference attracts a highly influential audience consisting of senior level scientists, IT professionals and executives from organizations across the life sciences industry including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health systems, academia, government and national laboratories. The event features concurrent tracks with more than 100 technology and scientific presentations. Additional information about the Conference & Expo is available online at http://www.bio-itworldexpo.com.
Ocarina is a leader in online storage optimization solutions. Organizations of all sizes use Ocarina's content-aware optimization technology to reduce their storage footprint and achieve a ten-fold capacity increase on their current storage systems. Based in San Jose, Calif., Ocarina is privately-held and financed by leading investors JAFCO Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.ocarinanetworks.com.
Source: Ocarina Networks
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