TGen selects Phoenix NAP to address IT requirements of genetic research

Full-service data center provides infrastructure to accommodate current and future needs

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Feb. 20, 2013 - Phoenix NAP®, a full service data center and primary network access point (NAP) offering cloud services, dedicated server hosting, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, announced today the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is utilizing the data center for its significant and evolving IT needs. The non-profit organization will leverage Phoenix NAP's leading infrastructure systems to continue conducting its important genetic research.

"The life-changing work TGen does is a huge positive not only for medical communities, but for countless patients and families worldwide. We are honored to play a part in helping to support their efforts by providing some of the underlying technology," said David Brimley, managing vice president of sales for Phoenix NAP.

TGen is employing a server configuration in the data center that will enable the efficient and safe storage and transfer of vital genetic data between its research facilities and medical communities. Capable of providing up to 330Kw, TGen's private cage features custom transformers installed by Phoenix NAP to deliver appropriate levels of power to the blade servers and storage devices.

Additionally, state-of-the-art systems inherent to the data center are able to provide required cooling for this configuration, as well as allow for future growth and expansion.

"Phoenix NAP offers the end-to-end infrastructure we need to support our research efforts," said James Lowey, TGen's vice president for technology. "The technology, robust infrastructure and expertise they provide make it possible to support the processor density, power and cooling that is required to enable the state-of-the-art High Performance Computing systems that help propel scientific programs at TGen."

For the past few years, Phoenix NAP has been a sponsor and supporter of TGen's annual stepNout Run/Walk/Dash held in the Valley that raises funds to support pancreatic cancer research. "The relationship Phoenix NAP has historically had with TGen is one filled with the utmost respect and support for the research they do," added Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. "Our ability to further that support through our data center solutions is something in which we take great pride."

Phoenix NAP is a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and a SOC Type 2 audited facility.

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About TGen
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. Research at TGen is focused on helping patients with diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. TGen is on the cutting edge of translational research where investigators are able to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities, TGen believes it can make a substantial contribution to the efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit:

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