FileTek StorHouse for Life Sciences Wins Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award Category is 2010 Best Products and Services for Archive Solutions

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FileTek, Inc., a pioneer developer of storage virtualization, data management, and information governance solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading information technology research and advisory guide has named StorHouse® for Life Sciences a winner of the 2010 Best Products and Services Award in the Archive Solutions category. This respected annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the tech-industry’s leading global awards program, this year’s Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.

Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services.

FileTek, Inc., a pioneer developer of storage virtualization, data management, and information governance solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading information technology research and advisory guide has named StorHouse® for Life Sciences a winner of the 2010 Best Products and Services Award in the Archive Solutions category. This respected annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the tech-industry’s leading global awards program, this year’s Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.

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. StorHouse combines industry-leading traditional and alternative storage devices and open system processors with storage management, relational database management, and file system interface software components. Organizations can deploy FileTek solutions without modifying existing applications, which facilitates a faster time to production. As such, StorHouse for Life Sciences is a major enabling technology component in the race to collect, study, link, and analyze critical biomedical research data.

One of the biggest challenges facing private, public, and university research institutes and laboratories is finding a comprehensive storage and data management infrastructure to archive, backup, access, and protect the growing volume of biomedical data, including next generation genomic sequencing, drug discovery, drug therapy, neurobiology, and clinical trial information. Within these unique environments, it is common to encounter data types and individual files that range from hundreds of gigabytes to terabytes in size. Most commodity storage management infrastructures simply cannot support the scalability, sustained performance, automated system management, advanced storage virtualization, and long-term survivability that challenging biomedical applications demand. The lack of these capabilities could jeopardize data access, delay critical research, and even yield incomplete or faulty results.

In contrast, StorHouse for Life Sciences provides these features and more, including:

All-in-one platform functionality that provides both archive and backup capabilities in a single system

An industry-standard relational file system layer that archives, retrieves, and/or backs up any format of unstructured data in native file format with no need for application modifications

Scalability to trillions of files and multiple petabytes of managed data with no performance degradation A native file format backup approach that provides researchers with self-service access to information and eliminates the need for legacy data re-staging and restoration

Virtualized storage that concurrently uses multiple media types such as disk and tape to lower the total cost of data ownership and allows research organizations to control data storage by creating rules about how information is stored based on frequency of access and retrieval time requirements

Automated system, storage, and data management, including storage allocation and control as well as data migration, replication, backup, recovery, and retention

Active content validation and repair processes to ensure data integrity and archive reliability for key research data

Easy incorporation and addition of higher-capacity and more advanced technologies as they become available with no performance degradation or system downtime to ensure future accessibility of current data User-friendly, browser-based management tools that automate many routine system administration tasks

“Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services.” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. “StorHouse for Life Sciences is improving the way public and private biomedical research institutes and universities store, manage, and access critical life sciences research data.”

“These awards go to the best technology products every year, and we are honored that StorHouse for Life Sciences has gained the Network Products Guide Reader Trust,” commented Gary Szukalski, President of FileTek. “StorHouse for Life Sciences is a prime example of how FileTek products and services provide numerous benefits to our customer base. By supporting timely access to important biomedical information, ensuring data integrity, and providing the required scalability and performance criteria, StorHouse for Life Sciences is an enabling component in the race to cure and manage disease.”

About Network Products Guide Awards
As industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, Network Products Guide from Silicon Valley plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com

About FileTek
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management and information governance 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. From our patented and innovative StorHouse high-volume data management solutions to our Trusted Edge® information classification and management software, FileTek maintains a steady focus: enhancing and automating information lifecycle management and data preservation processes 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. To learn more about FileTek, visit: http://www.filetek.com.

©2010 FileTek. All rights reserved. FileTek, StorHouse and Trusted Edge are U.S. registered trademarks of FileTek, Inc. Other trademarks presented herein are the property of their respective owners. The following U.S. patents protect StorHouse: 4,864,572; 5,247,660; 5,727,197; 6,049,804.

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