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Hitachi Data Systems-National University of Singapore

When the Centre for Quantum Technologies was established in 2007, it needed an advanced laboratory with an IT system that would allow high speed information to be captured and data collected by researchers to be shared. To make this state-of-the-art IT system a reality, the CQT had to overcome numerous challenges. The system would need to support data intensive research applications, cope with peaks in utilization and data generation, and support up to 200 quantum information users.

Vendor: Hitachi Data Systems (NYSE: HIT)
Customer: National University of Singapore www.nus.edu.sg 
Vertical Markets: Education
State: International – Singapore

Technology Used: Hitachi NAS (2100) powered by BlueArc, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 500

Solution: The National University of Singapore (NUS) is recognized worldwide for the caliber of its programs and faculty. A key department of the university is the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT). The mission of the centre is to conduct interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental research to determine the fundamental limits of information processing. The ultimate goal is to further knowledge in the quantum field that has practical applications.

When the Centre for Quantum Technologies was established in 2007, it needed an advanced laboratory with an IT system that would allow high speed information to be captured and data collected by researchers to be shared. To make this state-of-the-art IT system a reality, the CQT had to overcome numerous challenges. The system would need to support data intensive research applications, cope with peaks in utilization and data generation, and support up to 200 quantum information users.

To meet these numerous challenges, the CQT chose the 2100 model of Hitachi NAS powered by BlueArc. Factors that led to the decision included the scalability of the solution, its high performance, and the direct and personalized support offered by Hitachi Data Systems. The simplified management and the cost effectiveness of the system were also important features that played a role in the department’s final decision.

Since it was deployed in 2008, CQT’s system has proven to be a robust IT backend capable of supporting unpredictable and data intensive usage. One key benefit is that CQT’s clients can operate in native environments that suit their research needs. The system’s ease of use and management have allowed just two CQT staff members to provide effective technical support to 50 researchers. The system can handle high utilization, traffic, and storage peaks, and can scale to support up to 200 users without additional IT spending.

Further details: http://www.hds.com/assets/pdf/hitachi-success-story-national-university-of-singapore.pdf




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