It's All About Discovery: Syngenta and Nth Generation
"When Syngenta needed an experienced partner to design and implement high performance computing with enterprise-wide backup for scientific research, they chose Nth Generation Computing."
Syngenta's computing and data management requirements were quickly outrunning its resources. Around-the-clock scientific experiments were crashing headlong into unplanned downtime. Some experiments generated over a terabyte of data. Heterogeneous servers with direct attached storage created islands of information, while researchers demanded faster access to results. IT managers needed high performance, reliable storage with rapid scalability. It was clear that Syngenta needed an expert to design and implement a next generation computing and storage environment while preserving Syngenta's existing IT investments.
As part of a $6.3 billion/year international agribusiness, Syngenta's San Diego facility conducts breakthrough scientific research in plant genomics with a charter of discovering promising technology for environmentally sustainable agriculture. After 7-10 years of additional development and testing, these discoveries are transformed into commercial products, offering benefits like higher crop yield and better disease resistance.
Nth Generation has designed and implemented over 150 enterprise class Storage Area Networks and Enterprise Backup Solutions. With over 15 years experience in mission critical computing and storage, Nth brought its business and technical consulting expertise to bear on Syngenta's challenges. Nth created and implemented a high performance, non-stop solution that allowed Syngenta to progress to a new level of technical computing. The results were higher productivity, faster and more accurate scientific results and decreased time-to-market for Syngenta's commercial agricultural products.
Nth Generation designed and implemented a highly available, multi-cluster computing environment woven together by an easy-to-manage 13 terabyte Compaq Storage Area Network (SAN). The entire solution is backed up with an Nth-designed Enterprise Backup Solution consisting of high speed tape libraries with 13TB capacity. In addition, Nth Generation integrated Syngenta's legacy servers to preserve past IT investments while its technical staff learned how to manage the new technology by attending Nth University. Syngenta now conducts breakthrough scientific research with newfound confidence in its industrial strength computing environment.
The Bottom Line
Today, Nth Generation's solutions help Syngenta perform in-depth scientific studies, manage larger data sets and dramatically scale its capacity to conduct experiments. With Nth's help, Syngenta graduated from the traditional world of academic research to meet the competitive demands of Fortune 500 agribusiness. Syngenta and Nth Generation integrate science and technology to spawn industry leading agricultural products that better serve a hungry world.
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