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Mayo Clinic, Managing SAN Space Doesn't Require a Miracle Cure

Written by  Elizabeth M. Ferrarini

Dr. William J. Mayo - “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.” Mayo Clinic’s Research Department didn’t wish for a medical cure for managing space on a 1.4-Tbyte storage area network (SAN) predicted to hit 4 Tbytes by 2002. The IT department listened to researchers’ requests, and, in turn, empowered them with the tools and the education on how to medicine - from designing infectious-free transplant organs to preventing rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers havmanage their storage space. The IT department can accurately time and budget for additional storage devices.Based in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic’s Research Department comprises about 3,900 professionals, including staff doctors, scientists, and other health professionals, in 53 departments. These professionals work on $240 million in annual funded projects that cover every aspect ofe developed patented software tools for navigating around 3D images.The Research Computing Facility (RCF) provides the heterogeneous IT infrastructure to support