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CASE STUDY

The Wellcome Sanger Institute (‘ Sanger Institute ’) is a world-leading genomics research centre whose ambition demands science at scale and a visionary and creative approach to research . With sequencing hundreds of thousands of genomes , the Sanger Institute requires mass data storage and a partner that has the technology capabilities to help its scientists understand that data . Without data , none of the Institute ’ s ground-breaking research can happen . Without data storage and analytics , the data becomes useless .

With scale-out storage , the organisation was able to scale and upgrade its storage without sacrificing simplicity . This enabled the Institute to increase the scale of its sequencing without compromising any of its scientists ’ time to manage its increased data store . at the heart of biomedical research throughout the pandemic . The Sanger Institute addresses some of the most difficult challenges in genomic research . Its findings , generated through its own research programmes and a leading role in international consortia , are being used to develop new diagnostics and treatments for human disease .
James McCafferty , CIO at the Sanger Institute ; Pete Clapham , ISG Team Leader , Sanger Institute ; and Richard Rawcliffe , VP & GM , UK Public Sector at Dell , offer their input and discuss how Dell has been instrumental in helping the Sanger Institute to overcome its business challenges .
What were you aiming to achieve ahead of your work with Dell Technologies ?
By sequencing tens of thousands of COVID-19 genomes each week , the organisation has been
Clapham : From a compute world perspective , our main objective working with Dell Technologies was to

WE NEED TO ENSURE WE ARE PERFORMING WORLD-CLASS

AT-SCALE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DOING IT BETTER THAN

ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD .

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