Penn Medicine Selects FileTek StorHouse for Big Data Storage of Critical Health System Archive Information

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FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data Storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that Penn Medicine has selected a StorHouse data management system as the key component of its innovative University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) Archive project. Penn Medicine, recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of physician-scientists and future leaders of academic medicine, will use StorHouse to secure, protect, and provide access to its growing volume of research and genomics data. By leveraging the StorHouse capability to intelligently blend disk and tape as part of scaled-out NAS storage with the many StorHouse automated data and storage management features, Penn Medicine will reduce storage management costs while ensuring leading-edge information delivery to the prominent research and user communities it serves.

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FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data Storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that Penn Medicine has selected a StorHouse data management system as the key component of its innovative University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) Archive project. Penn Medicine, recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of physician-scientists and future leaders of academic medicine, will use StorHouse to secure, protect, and provide access to its growing volume of research and genomics data. By leveraging the StorHouse capability to intelligently blend disk and tape as part of scaled-out NAS storage with the many StorHouse automated data and storage management features, Penn Medicine will reduce storage management costs while ensuring leading-edge information delivery to the prominent research and user communities it serves.

Penn Medicine is committed to being at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. To continue meeting this objective, we needed an innovative and cost-effective active archive strategy that ensured fast access to our growing volume of research and genomics data,” remarked Jason Hughes, Director, Research Computing, Penn Medicine Academic Computing Services, at Penn Medicine. “We required a strategy that supported ease of use, simplified system administration, scalability, ensured data integrity, high availability, reduced operational overhead, and fast, reliable – yet affordable – access to all critical data.”

“StorHouse is a bright, new idea in intelligent storage management,” commented Gary Szukalski, President of FileTek. “The system combines storage management, backup, and archive on a single unified platform while providing enterprise-class data assurance and access and at the lowest cost per terabyte of storage. Penn Medicine plans to leverage StorHouse features to drive benefits to faculty and staff through an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and reliable archiving solution. FileTek’s scalability provides a platform by which the archive can expand and grow in both size and capabilities as needed over time.”

About StorHouse
StorHouse is a hardware-independent, multi-functional software platform that automatically stores, validates, retrieves, backs up, archives, and manages terabytes to zettabytes of file-based and relational information on a single, easy-to-access system. It intelligently blends disk and tape as part of a scaled-out NAS environment while providing an intelligent active archive strategy for Big Data. Because StorHouse abstracts hardware, users see a single unified global namespace rather than specific device types so that SSD, JBOD, RAID, MAID, and tape, including LTO varieties, all look like one unlimited storage pool. In addition, by storing data in native rather than proprietary file format, StorHouse eliminates the need for formal restore procedures. Instead, users have self-service access to StorHouse-managed data at any time without IT intervention. No application interfaces or changes to existing applications are required.

About FileTek
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management, Big Data Storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, enabling organizations, worldwide and across multiple industry segments, to efficiently manage, rapidly access, and effectively govern their ever-growing volume of enterprise data. Since 1984, FileTek has provided comprehensive, award-winning solutions to companies, prestigious educational institutions, scientific and government agencies worldwide. With our patented and innovative StorHouse high-volume data management solutions, FileTek maintains a steady focus: providing unmatched levels of information access, data assurance, and lowest cost per terabyte of storage for all categories and volumes of data.

FileTek is headquartered at 9400 Key West Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-251-0600. Fax: 301-251-1990. The FileTek international headquarters, FileTek Ltd, is located at One Northumberland Ave., London WC2N 5BW. Telephone: +44 (0) 207 872 5583. Fax: +44 (0) 207 753 2829. The company also has offices across North America. Please visit us at: http://www.filetek.com.

About the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine is currently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $479.3 million awarded in the 2011 fiscal year. For more information, please visit, http://www.med.upenn.edu.

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