Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute Deploys FileTek StorHouse for Big Data Storage of Vital Laboratory Research and User Information

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data Storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, a stimulus for teaching and research in neuroscience and related fields, and an impetus for collaboration and education in disciplines as wide ranging as economics and philosophy, has evaluated, selected, and deployed a comprehensive StorHouse active archive system. The Princeton Neuroscience Institute will use StorHouse to secure, protect, and provide access to its growing volume of critical information assets, including essential laboratory research and user 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, the Princeton Neuroscience Institute will benefit from lower storage management costs and ensured leading-edge information delivery to the prominent research and user communities it serves.

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Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data Storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, a stimulus for teaching and research in neuroscience and related fields, and an impetus for collaboration and education in disciplines as wide ranging as economics and philosophy, has evaluated, selected, and deployed a comprehensive StorHouse active archive system. The Princeton Neuroscience Institute will use StorHouse to secure, protect, and provide access to its growing volume of critical information assets, including essential laboratory research and user 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, the Princeton Neuroscience Institute will benefit from lower storage management costs and ensured leading-edge information delivery to the prominent research and user communities it serves.

“The Princeton Neuroscience Institute is committed to providing its user community with fast, reliable – yet affordable – access to its growing archive of research data. To that end, we were looking for a cost-effective approach to store and manage this data while safeguarding its availability, accessibility, and scalability for the long-term. We also wanted a system that eliminated lengthy restore procedures and stressed ease of use,” commented Randee Tengi, System Administrator at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. “We chose StorHouse because it satisfies all these key objectives.”

“With StorHouse, FileTek supports scalable Big Data Storage that enables customers such as the Princeton Neuroscience Institute to win the ‘race to the bottom’ for storage costs while achieving enterprise-class data assurance and access,” remarked Chuck Whinney, Vice President of Customer support, at FileTek. “By embracing the StorHouse active archive strategy, the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is able to better control IT costs, lower system administration and operational overhead, and ensure the long-term integrity of its data through StorHouse self-monitoring and self-healing features. Furthermore, StorHouse transparency and scalability facilitate future system expansion to more data types as the need arises.”

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 Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute
Founded in 2006 under the leadership of Princeton professors Jonathan Cohen, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, and David Tank, the Henry Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology, the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute provides undergraduate and graduate students with training at the forefront of neuroscience. The Institute promotes teaching and research in neuroscience and related fields and stimulates collaboration and education in many disciplines, including ecology and evolutionary biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, economics, and computer science. This diversity mirrors the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary neuroscience research and provides a rich set of opportunities for investigation and training in neuroscience. The Institute places particular emphasis on the close connection between theory, modeling, and experimentation using the most advanced technologies.

For more information, please visit http://www.princeton.edu/neuroscience/.


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