Challenge: Scaling Resources On-Demand and Across Storage Tiers

Home to the world’s largest collection of 2D and 3D research neuroimages, UCLA’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) needs to keep data management simple and applications moving fast. To simplify data management and increase performance across a broad range of research initiatives, as well as for its Web-based portal of 2D and 3D neuroimages, LONI needed a storage solution that could significantly reduce overhead by scaling resources on-demand – across multiple performance tiers – all within a single point of management.

With Isilon, UCLA LONI unified three tiers of storage into a single file system. Learn how on

About the Author: Sam Grocott

Sam Grocott is the Senior Vice President of Dell Technologies Business Unit (DTBU) Marketing, which focuses on all infrastructure and client solutions as well as the associated services portfolio. DTBU Marketing also includes key GTM activities across global business-to-business (B2B) campaigns, portfolio messaging and competitive intelligence. Sam began his career with Isilon Systems in 2001 leading Product Management and was responsible for helping bring to market Isilon’s first products in 2003. After Isilon was acquired by EMC in 2010, Sam continued to lead the marketing and product management team that delivered the industry leading scale-out NAS offering. When EMC was acquired by Dell in in 2016, Sam’s role expanded to include the entire Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions portfolio for Marketing. This set into motion what ultimately resulted in the creation of DTBU Marketing, representing the entire Dell Technologies portfolio.