ICM Brain and Spine Institute Picks Western Digital Solution for Discovery of Cures, Treatment Options

Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) has announced that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM Brain and Spine Institute), an international brain and spinal cord research center, selected Western Digital to update its storage infrastructure with the OpenFlex open composable platform, the company said.

Leveraging NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™), ICM has more extensive access to shared storage, which can be easily allocated to meet any researcher or department need. ICM also now has quicker access to critical data and the ability to resize and reallocate storage volumes on demand, assisting in the fight against neurological disorders.

ICM worked with its technology partner, 2CRSi, to identify a new storage innovation that could provide the perfect combination of performance and flexibility, selecting Western Digital´s OpenFlex Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure.

OpenFlex provides ICM with ultra-fast storage performance within a more efficient and flexible architecture, allowing scientists to continually push their work forward without having to wait for storage. For ICM´s IT department, OpenFlex means no longer having to squeeze in local storage close to workstations, or manually move storage around campus as projects change. Instead, they can distribute storage capacity over ICM´s Ethernet network wherever and whenever it´s needed, without sacrificing performance.

Founded in 2010, the Brain and Spine Institute is a scientific and medical research center of international excellence, located in Paris at the heart of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.

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