Carnegie Institution for Science Selects StorHouse from FileTek Actively Archive Sequence Analysis Data

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FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that the Carnegie Institution for Science, an endowed, private, non-profit research organization with six departments across the United States and an Observatory in Chile, recently purchased and installed StorHouse® for Life Sciences from FileTek to actively archive and back up sequence analysis data that support vital research projects. Carnegie installed StorHouse at the Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD, where scientists investigate fundamental questions in genetics at the cellular and molecular levels, including gene functions and the development of organisms from single-celled egg to adult.

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that the Carnegie Institution for Science an endowed, private, non-profit research organization with six departments across the United States and an Observatory in Chile, recently purchased and installed StorHouse® for Life Sciences from FileTek to actively archive and back up sequence analysis data that support vital research projects. Carnegie installed StorHouse at the Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD, where scientists investigate fundamental questions in genetics at the cellular and molecular levels, including gene functions and the development of organisms from single-celled egg to adult.

“We chose StorHouse for Life Sciences to actively archive and manage our sequence analysis research data because it is a proven product that meets all our requirements for scalability, redundancy, security, data protection, backup, and cost-effective operation,” remarked Bill Kupiec, Information Technology Manager at the Carnegie Institution. “FileTek has provided excellent support throughout the installation and production roll-out process.”

About StorHouse for Life Sciences
StorHouse for Life Sciences is a large-scale, storage virtualization and data management platform specifically engineered to administer the terabytes to petabytes of structured and unstructured fixed content generated by highly scalable and dynamic life sciences applications. The product combines industry-leading traditional and alternative storage devices and open system processors with storage management, relational database management, and file system interface software components. No modifications to existing applications are required.
StorHouse for Life Sciences is a major enabling technology component in the race to collect, study, link, and analyze critical medical research data. The product has many unique features that support biomedical research such as the sequencing application at the Department of Embryology.
“FileTek is proud to add the Carnegie Institution for Science to our esteemed list of StorHouse for Life Sciences customers,” commented Chuck Whinney, Vice President of Customer Support for StorHouse. “StorHouse for Life Sciences ensures data integrity, facilitates data access, and provides native file format backup – a unique feature that enables the Carnegie Institute to simply re-acquire rather than restore their valuable embryologic data without IT intervention. Furthermore, because StorHouse is media/hardware independent and uses a blend of cost-effective storage options, it will lower Carnegie’s overall storage and data management costs. FileTek looks forward to working with the Carnegie Institution on future active archive endeavors.”

About FileTek
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management, 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 petabyte 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 Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology
Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution for Science in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery. The Department of Embryology, founded in 1913 in affiliation with the Anatomy Department of Johns Hopkins University, is one of six departments within the Carnegie Institution for Science. During the succeeding decades a fundamental description of human development and path-breaking experimental studies emerged. In 1960, the Department moved from the medical school to the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus at 115 West University Parkway. The move initiated a close relationship with the JHU Department of Biology and bolstered a new research focus on understanding fundamental developmental mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level. Since then, Departmental staff have uncovered the role played by genes during embryogenesis, developed widely used experimental methodologies, trained several scientific generations of biologists while they worked in the labs as postdoctoral fellows, and shared with Biology a graduate program and many intellectual ties.
In 2005, the Department moved to its new location, the Maxine F. Singer research building, located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus at 3520 San Martin Drive. During this history, the Department of Embryology has become recognized worldwide as one of the premier research centers in cellular, developmental and genetic biology. The department has a unique atmosphere and research style that have allowed a small enterprise to have a disproportionately large impact on science. We revere this atmosphere as the source of our inspiration and strive to further improve it as the department evolves within the current milieu of intensive activity, investment and opportunity in the biological sciences.

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