I recently wrote an article and was interviewed at the BioIT World Expo. This is now published in the May/June online edition of BioIT World Magazine (http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?referral=mypagesuite&pnum=&refresh=fM1270nCZ30y&EID=e0620411-7193-4774-ae9b-a6b0781a1248&skip=).
In that article I make the points that in Next Generation Sequencing the rapid creation of new data continues, but also that the nature of the data workloads are changing at a much quicker pace than the IT infrastructure can keep up with. Bottom line, to not get stuck in a dead-end, users need to invest in storage solutions that architecturally are designed to be able to handle change.
Part of the forces driving the rapid changes is the increasing amount of local and remote collaboration that is happening, also cross disciplines. This is driving unpredictable combinations of data and a need for high speed remote collaboration.
Now we’re also embarking on a series of seminars to have in-person discussions about this, together with our partners BioTeam and Aspera.
The first seminar will be in Boston on July 12, 2011. If you want to participate, you can sign up here: http://www.bluearc.com/lifesciences-ma
The second seminar will be in New York on July 14, 2011. If you want to participate, you can sign up here: http://www.bluearc.com/lifesciences-nyc
We also plan to do more of these across the US and you’ll find information about this in our Events listings at www.bluearc.com, where you also can sign up to receive our newsletter.