Large Scale Storage – Location

August 8th, 2011 by admin

Logistically, there are quite a few factors you have to take into account when making these decisions. The decision on where a server is going to be should actually be one of the first considerations when putting together a data management solution. Will the servers be sitting in a closet down the hall, in a [...]

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Large Scale Storage – Backup

July 26th, 2011 by admin

So you’ve decided on some servers that will meet your hardware requirements.  What else do you need to think about?  There is more to storing and interacting with data than just dumping it onto a server.  One major consideration is data backup.  Servers are not fool-proof, and while incidences of major data loss are not [...]

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Large-Scale Storage – Hardware

July 15th, 2011 by admin

In the next series of posts, I will discuss the issues we have dealt with regarding putting together a complete storage solution of your own to handle our genotype and SNP data as well as NGS BAM files.  There are a lot of considerations that need to go into putting together a data repository including [...]

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Next Generation Sequencing: The Data Storage Dilemma

June 21st, 2011 by admin

Next generation sequencing (NGS) represents a revolution in data generation in the genetic world.  Compared to Sanger sequencing, NGS allows for sequencing the complete genomic content of a sample without the need to make clone libraries.  It allows a researcher or clinician to use a single test to examine a genome in great detail.  What [...]

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Cloud Solutions for Data Management – Who’s In Charge?

May 9th, 2011 by admin

This final post in the three part series will discuss some of the issues of data management that arise once you’ve decided to move to a 3rd party data storage company. Do you need specialized services tailored for the type of work you do? Are these companies just file stores that act like hard drives, [...]

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Cloud Solutions for Data Management – Becoming Independent

April 29th, 2011 by admin

In the last entry, I tried to make a case for storing your data online once you grow beyond the capacity of a few portable hard drives sitting on your desk.. It may be suitable for a single individual or a group with a small amount of data. But as soon as you can’t hold [...]

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Cloud Solutions for Data Management – The Problem with ‘Simple’

April 22nd, 2011 by admin

I’ll start this blog with a three part series detailing some of the things I’ve learned as I’ve entered the world of data management and storage solutions. This first entry is about the issues that might arise when storing and managing your own data. The second entry will be a more in-depth look at the [...]

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Intrepid founder honored as a Business First Partner In Health Care

March 15th, 2011 by admin

Our founder, Dr. Ted Kalbfleisch was recently honored by Business First of Louisville as a Partner in Health Care for his leadership and innovation in the business of health care. Read an article at Business First about this award here: Partners in Health Care: People to Watch in 2011

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Intrepid Bioinformatics Launches Web-based SNP Chip Data Management System

January 18th, 2011 by admin

Yesterday we unveiled our newest product -  a web-based data repository and software system that allows researchers to privately store, curate, share and remotely access genetic research data. The new product is complemented by our current offering, a public database for genetic research data.  Our solution, developed through a 5-year academic collaboration, provides secure, state-of-the-art [...]

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