What was the challenge?
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is one of the world’s premier centres of research into the role of genomics and genetics in health and disease. It employs around 1550 staff and has a vast datacentre at its campus at Hinxton, near Cambridge.
Much of its research is in collaboration with other organisations, leading to scientific progress and transformative healthcare in the fields of cancer, parasites and cellular genetics.
A new opportunity arose for the organisation to push the boundaries in electron microscopy and individual cell imaging.
However, this required a significant increase in storage. This had to be delivered quickly and cost-effectively, so the Institute could deliver on important projects and scale its new platform easily over time.