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Arkivio to help S'pore biomedical center manage data

The U.S.-headquartered software provider joins forces with a local systems integrator to better manage the center's information growth.
Written by Jeanne Lim, Contributor on

SINGAPORE--U.S.-based software provider Arkivio has been selected to provide a biomedical research facility here with its ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) software.

During a lunch meeting with reporters Thursday, Bob Grewal, vice president of world sales at privately-held Arkivio, said the company will work with Singapore-based systems integrator PTC systems to implement the software at Bioinformatics Institute (BII).

ILM helps companies manage information growth by automating the storage of data on different storage media according to its priority classification. For instance, data that needs to be accessed frequently and fast will be stored on more expensive hard disks, and data that is less frequently accessed will be stored on cheaper disks, or tape.

The BII, which was set up in July 2001 by Singapore's Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR), will use Arkivio's Auto-Stor ILM software to manage file systems data used and stored across EMC, NetApp and other storage platforms.

According to Grewal, Arkivio's software supports UNIX, Linux, and Windows file systems.

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