Welcome!

@DXWorldExpo Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, TJ Randall, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Selects Dell to Build Three-Petabyte Storage Infrastructure, Supporting High Performance and Capacity Needs of Institute’s Research

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has selected Dell Compellent arrays to provide high-performance and large capacity storage for its growing, private cloud environment that supports its students and researchers. With initial available capacity of three petabytes, the new storage infrastructure is one of the world’s largest Dell Compellent implementations. The new Dell Compellent infrastructure will enable JAIST to access information quickly and efficiently protect large amounts of important research data.

The new storage arrays will bolster the storage capabilities of FRONTIER (FRONT Information EnviRonment), a campus IT platform constructed to support advanced teaching and research activities at JAIST, which specializes in graduate-level education and research. JAIST is strengthening their IT environment to help further advance its world-class research. As the core of this system, a private cloud environment is being implemented with the aim to improve convenience for users and help achieve low cost, high energy efficiency and streamlined management by centralizing hardware resources.

“With advancements to the Dell Fluid Data architecture and the enterprise capabilities of Dell Compellent storage arrays, an increasing number of customers are turning to Dell for large-scale storage deployments,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager of Dell Storage. “JAIST’s selection of Dell Compellent is the latest example of our ability to efficiently and cost effectively offer both performance and protection to power business-critical workloads.”

JAIST adopted Dell storage for FRONTIER to centralize the management of large research data sets created and accessed by individual researchers and teams. In order to deliver necessary data for the users’ research activities quickly and with high reliability, JAIST replaced two previous systems with Dell Compellent, providing a combination of both high performance and high capacity to manage a large volume of data in one solution.

When updating its centralized storage system, JAIST faced a number of challenges, including achieving fast data access and constructing efficient back-up for large data sets. Another key requirement for JAIST was to eliminate the issue of depleted IPv4 addresses and build an efficient storage infrastructure with IPv6 compatibility. Through Dell Compellent’s support of IPv6, JAIST can extend its infrastructure to the required scale provided by the new 128-bit addressing scheme.

Dell was chosen to help solve these challenges and greatly improve the performance of JAIST’s storage capabilities. With Dell Compellent’s automated data tiering technology, JAIST can benefit from both the performance and capacity from a single system, which previously had been managed separately. The Dell Compellent system also provides:

  • Automated data tiering allows for automated management and movement of data between a combination of SSD and SAS drives, and enables fast data access and high-capacity with fewer disks
  • Compatibility with IPv6 using Dell Compellent zNAS to build an efficient storage infrastructure
  • Advanced snapshot features, which provide efficient storage of only the changes made to stored data for fast local recovery
  • Advanced replication feature that only replicates changed data provides disaster recovery for petabytes of data

About Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)

JAIST endeavors to foster leaders capable of contributing to the making of a future world by creation of science and technology, through its most advanced education and research in an ideal academic environment. For more information, please visit http://www.jaist.ac.jp/index-e.html.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Dell Storage Forum

Join us at Dell Storage Forum, the premier technical event for the Dell storage community. End users and channel partners learn how to optimize Dell storage to move their business forward with the Fluid Data architecture. Learn more at www.DellStorageForum.com or follow #DellSF on Twitter.

Dell, Compellent and zNAS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

DXWorldEXPO Digital Transformation Stories
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
AI and machine learning disruption for Enterprises started happening in the areas such as IT operations management (ITOPs) and Cloud management and SaaS apps. In 2019 CIOs will see disruptive solutions for Cloud & Devops, AI/ML driven IT Ops and Cloud Ops. Customers want AI-driven multi-cloud operations for monitoring, detection, prevention of disruptions. Disruptions cause revenue loss, unhappy users, impacts brand reputation etc.
The benefits of automated cloud deployments for speed, reliability and security are undeniable. The cornerstone of this approach, immutable deployment, promotes the idea of continuously rolling safe, stable images instead of trying to keep up with managing a fixed pool of virtual or physical machines. In this talk, we'll explore the immutable infrastructure pattern and how to use continuous deployment and continuous integration (CI/CD) process to build and manage server images for any platform....
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Using serverless computing has a number of obvious benefits over traditional application infrastructure - you pay only for what you use, scale up or down immediately to match supply with demand, and avoid operating any server infrastructure at all. However, implementing maintainable and scalable applications using serverless computing services like AWS Lambda poses a number of challenges. The absence of long-lived, user-managed servers means that states cannot be maintained by the service. Lo...
Using serverless computing has a number of obvious benefits over traditional application infrastructure - you pay only for what you use, scale up or down immediately to match supply with demand, and avoid operating any server infrastructure at all. However, implementing maintainable and scalable applications using serverless computing services like AWS Lambda poses a number of challenges. The absence of long-lived, user-managed servers means that states cannot be maintained by the service. Lo...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...