Network Appliance

Meeting the Data Storage Needs in Systems Biology

Network Appliance (NetApp) and CSBi are working together to develop an integrated computing network that provides researchers with secure, versatile, reliable and easy access to their research data. NetApp has provided the infrastructure and technical expertise to connect the many disparate labs of CSBi to a single network. Systems biology research generates extensive datasets that require large amounts of storage capacity. To accommodate these demands, NetApp has worked with CSBi staff and the MIT IS&T to adapt the technology to the academic environment while protecting and managing the data throughout the network. This network supports hundreds of users in the CSBi community and enables the data-sharing and data-management capabilities of the technology platform.