Leading Biotechnology Company Gains High Performance Storage for Analytics and Big Data

Client Profile

  • Leading biotechnology company and industry leader in molecular profiling
  • $75 million+ revenue
  • Conducts molecular profiling on patients to assist in cancer treatment


  • Support high performance compute & data  growth:
    • 800% increase in data volume in less than 10 months
  • Next Generation sequencing platform:
    • Client needed to deploy an infrastructure solution to handle their new, more robust genomic sequencing solution

Business Needs

  • Client generates more data per patient than any other lab in the country
  • Rapid pace of innovation demanded a scalable, high performance infrastructure that could grow with the business
  • Elasticity of the data caused difficult forecasting of IT needs to the business

Solution & Results

  • Client engaged Paradigm to acquire and implement IBM NextScaleM5 compute nodes, IBM Spectrum storage family of products including: Spectrum Scale, DCS3700 expansion storage, Spectrum Protect & IBM TS3310 Tape expansion
  • Increased genomic sequencing time-to-market by 30%
  • Delivered elastic scalability with high performance for analytics & big data
  • Optimized data economics with intelligent data tiering from Flash to disk to tape