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EMC Isilon Customers Discuss the Big Data Opportunity in Life Sciences at Bio-IT World Conference 2011

SEATTLE, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that EMC Isilon® customers City of Hope, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are taking part in an end-user panel entitled, "Redefining Storage in the Era of Big Data," at Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in Boston, MA, from April 12-14. The roundtable discussion takes place at Noon ET on Wednesday, April 13, in City View Room #2 of the Boston World Trade Center and will provide first-hand perspectives on the strategies and technologies being deployed to transform big data into biomedical breakthroughs.

The panelists for "Redefining Storage in the Era of Big Data," include:

  • Yate-Ching Yuan, PhD, Director, Biomedical Informatics Core and Associate Research Scientist, Division of Biomedical Informatics, City of Hope
  • Stuart Glenn, Informatics Systems Manager, Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program, OMRF
  • James Lowey, Director, Network and Computer Systems, TGen

Today, City of Hope, OMRF and TGen are all using Isilon scale-out NAS to maximize the value of genomic information in identifying personalized treatments for life-threatening diseases. With its unique "pay as you grow" architecture and range of capabilities for accessing online, nearline, and long-term data, Isilon delivers an ideal solution for life science organizations looking to maximize the opportunity of big data.  Using Isilon scale-out NAS, users can create a simple to manage, shared storage resource that scales to more than 10 petabytes (PB) of capacity and 85 Gigabytes per second (GBps) of aggregate throughput in a single file system, accelerating time-to-discovery, while reducing storage costs.  

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Isilon, a division of EMC, is the global leader in scale-out NAS solutions. We deliver powerful yet simple solutions for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. Isilon's products are simple to install, manage and scale and, unlike traditional enterprise storage, Isilon stays simple no matter how much storage is added, how much performance is required, or how business needs change in the future. We're challenging enterprises to think differently about their storage, because when they do, they'll recognize there's a better, simpler way.  Learn what we mean at

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at

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