DCIG Names Pavilion Top 5 In Life Science Storage

Data is arguably the most important asset to a business. Life sciences organizations depend on data storage. Organizations have seen advances in microscopes, detectors, and algorithms and have responded by changing the scale and pace of workflows, or upgraded to a new architecture that uses GPUs and servers with next generation CPUs, networking infrastructure, or memory. However, they are encountering data storage bottlenecks in their Life Sciences Solutions due to using an outdated storage architecture that has not kept up with the 10x growth of data and workflows in the past decade.

What if you could alleviate this data storage bottleneck, allowing your workflows to run an order of magnitude faster, and eliminate any moving and copying required to access and manipulated this information by other researchers and scientists? 

With the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ (HFA) you can. A leading technology research firm, Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG), says so also. DCIG just named the Pavilion HFA a top 5 solution in the DCIG 2022-2023 Storage for Life Sciences Solutions Report

DCIG told us that they expected to see same old parallel file system solutions from years past. Instead they found several vendors, including Pavilion, rise to the top and conquer some of life science’s storage performance and scale challenges. They evaluated fifteen vendors, found that the Pavilion HFA exceeded 2/3rds of the other storage vendors in the following categories: 

  • Deployment capabilities 
  • Data Protection 
  • Product and Performance Management 
  • Documentation 
  • Technical Support 
  • Licensing and Pricing

DCIG also felt that a life science organization can accomplish more work in less time by removing research data storage as the bottleneck in their life sciences workflow. So, in addition to the general categories above, DCIG looked at various real-world capabilities, finding that Pavilion again rose above many of the other storage vendors. The categories they looked at included:

    • File performance.  They found that the Pavilion HFA was not just a scaled-up NAS product like the ones offered by many other vendors. Instead, the Pavilion HFA was designed from the ground-up as a high-end file storage product based on NVMe that has ultra-high performance and supports block, file, and object data simultaneously.
    • Large capacities.  Many storage vendors published ‘hero’ numbers that showed blazing performance for small workloads but ran into bottlenecks as the workflows expanded and data grew, requiring the storage array to expand its capacity or increase its parallelism. DCIG found that Pavilion was one of a few storage vendors that scaled linearly without sacrificing parallelism, features, or performance. 
    • Broad application support.  A life sciences solution is not just about Cryo-EM, genomics, and radiology workflows, but the intangibles as well. DCIG evaluated the breadth of application support along with usage patterns, access considerations, ease of data management, partnerships, and cost. DCIG found that Pavilion excelled in every area.
    • Resiliency at scale. DCIG felt that Pavilion was superior when it came to meeting the needs of the life sciences industry around resiliency and availability in small and large environments. Pavilion let’s a life sciences organization start small, but the Pavilion HFA can grow to over 2PB, all in a dense 4RU form factor, all without sacrificing resiliency or availability.

The Pavilion HFA can accomplish more work in less time speeding time to insights. Large and small data sets can be consolidated into a single system. This lets data from your growing workflows be accessed and managed from one performant dense, unified, compact, and highly scalable system. Nothing stops your science, gone are the days of making copies of data, moving data, and long wait times to retrieve images and models from archives. The ultimate results are more rapid discoveries with higher fidelity. To learn more, check out Pavilion’s solutions or send an email to info@pavilion.io.