Ecology and genetics institute implements Isilon

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The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (MPI) has deployed Isilon scale-out storage to help power its research in ecology and genetics. Using Isilon’s X-Series, featuring the OneFS operating system, MPI has consolidated project-related home directories, file shares and scientific data archives onto a single, shared storage resource, simplifying data management to improve productivity and reduce operating costs. With Isilon, MPI’s researchers can access mission-critical information simultaneously without any performance disruption, increasing workflow efficiency to accelerate time-to-results. 

‘With the switch to Isilon, we can now provide our research team with a central storage resource that eliminates the data access and management challenges of separate systems, volumes and capacity limitations,’ said Derk Wachsmuth, IT manager at MPI for Evolutionary Biology. ‘By consolidating all of our project-related data, we’ve significantly improved workflow efficiency, while retaining the flexibility to add storage on-demand as our needs change.’