S3 brings together Scotland's Life Science community
21/09/10 | in: Event Roundup
Over 30 people attended S3’s Storing, Accessing and Sharing Data Seminar on the 9th September 2010 at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland. Hosted in conjunction with The Scottish Bioinformatics forum.
The event was a great success and is sure to become a permanent feature on the S3 calendar.
The event provided a rare opportunity for bioinformatics and research organisations to meet with the data storage industry’s leading vendors in one specific and focused event. As well as hearing from industry leaders such as the Sanger Institute and Cancer Research UK.
In addition to presentations from industry’s leaders, attendees were given a chance to meet with a number of technology vendors such as Nexsan, Hitachi Data Systems, Force 10 and Isilon Systems.
Current industry “hot topics” addressed on the day included;
- Cost Correct Storage – saving direct and indirect costs
- Creating optimized storage networks – pushing up /O Performance
- Data Accessibility – managing security and Compliance
- Effectively managing different data types – supporting multi-protocol environments
- Data Sustainability and Durability – future proofing your data
- Information Lifecycle Management – storing the right data, in the right place, at the right time
- Emergence of “Scale Out” Computing – the trend towards grid based computing
- Building a fault tolerant infrastructure – ensuring zero downtime
The Royal Society of Edinburgh provided a fitting venue for the event in the heart of the city and at the heart of Scottish bioinformatics research.
S3 look forward to seeing you at future life sciences seminars starting with S3’s 3rd annual life science seminar on January 27th 2011.