This design validation is our first baby step toward helping the genomics market. This market is expected to be the fastest-growing storage use case for the next 5 years. One PLOS report estimates that genomics data will surpass all other large storage repositories, including online streaming and astronomy.

The PLOS report predicts that by 2025, the genomics industry may require exabytes-2EB to 40EB-of storage capacity. Therefore, genomics use cases will require extensive storage expertise soon, and NetApp is well positioned to support those needs. Our validated design will enable us to exceed the expectations of our genomics customers, and we want to deliver more solutions for genomics workloads based on further feedback from those customers.

FlexPod offers the following value for genomics workloads:

  • Simplified management of the large collections of data
  • A bridge for existing storage silos of genomics data
  • Rapid processing of genomics data to derive clinical insights
  • Cost-effective archiving of older data for regulatory compliance
  • Secure collaboration among researchers across the globe

Earlier this year, we published an infographic that describes how FlexPod is a total solution for genomics data management. Now the new technical report is our proof point for the value that we claimed in that infographic.


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