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Delphix project wins award from top IT publication

Computer Weekly, a leading European IT publication, announced Delphix customer European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), as the winner of the "Best datacentre project of the year."

Computer Weekly, a leading European IT publication, announced Delphix customer European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), as the winner of the "Best datacentre project of the year." Genomic data promises to revolutionize health care because treatments can be customized.

However, it requires processing massive amounts of data. EMBL-EBI has more than 50 petabytes of data and this is doubling every year. 

Computer Weekly wrote: To take control of this explosion in data and the accompanying infrastructure, EBI employed Delphix's data-as-a-service (DaaS) platform. Having already modernised its computing through server virtualisation, revolutionising the data architecture in its datacentres was the next step to cope with the data onslaught. 

Using the Delphix DaaS platform, EBI began a project to virtualise the 500 databases that hold the metadata for genome datasets. This data can be provided as a service to its various teams, enabling each developer to create their own environment on demand without affecting the datacentre processing power or increasing storage requirements.

The judges praised the Delphix project for being "innovative and forward thinking."

The award from Computer Weekly is hard won recognition from a top IT publication of the value Delphix technologies create for large organizations. Computer Weekly European User Awards 2015 winners revealed.