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Scaling Celera's MOUNTAIN of DATA





Direct-Attached Storage Still Dominates Biotech
The general trend for managing large databases is toward NAS and SAN. Interestingly, large biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies favor SAN when adding storage capacity, according to an industry-specific study by IDC.

Percentage of biotech companies
Under 300GB 300GB to 1TB 1TB to 3TB Over 3TB TOTAL
Direct attached to server

72.3 69.9 51.6 28.8 69.1
NAS (Network- attached storage)

12.4 22.4 37.0 20.0 17.0
SAN (Storage area network)

7.4 3.1 11.4 51.3 7.7
Other

7.8 4.6 0.0 0.0 6.2
Number of companies

79 39 7 4 129
Source: IDC
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