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Cornell wins Red Hat Innovation Award

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: June 28, 2012

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) today announced that Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, awarded Cornell University with a 2012 Red Hat Innovation Award for Best Storage Implementation. The award was presented at a ceremony during the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World in Boston, June 26-29. The awards program recognizes customers, partners and communities for their outstanding use, innovation and extension of Red Hat solutions to solve unique problems.

Cornell’s Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies turned to the technical staff at CAC to identify and deploy a storage solution to help manage data-intensive research technologies such as DNA sequencing, proteomics and imaging. The Institute chose the Red Hat Storage Software Appliance, a software-only solution that enabled them to scale existing Dell PowerEdge and DataDirect Networks infrastructure easily and affordably.

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