Based in Liverpool in the UK, the IT department supports research activities in Africa and around the world.As demand for data volumes and resulting storage costs continued to grow, LSTM began looking for a more affordable storage solution. After consulting with COOLSPIRiT, a UK reseller, and using Komprise data management software to assess its storage infrastructure, LSTMdetermined it could reduce its costs by offloading data from its expensive NetApp NAS system to Cloudian HyperStore.
HyperStore delivers limitlessly scalable object storage with the industry’s most advanced S3 compatibility, geo-distribution for easily managing storage across multiple sites and a range of other data management features—all at up to 70% less cost than traditional storage offerings.
“For our long-term data management/hybrid cloud strategy, we wanted a solution that was scalable and could compete with increased data demands,” said David Rooke, head of IT services at LSTM. “With Cloudian, we no longer have to worry about our storage system impacting our researchers’ ability to collect and analyze data.”