Success case of Genomcore

A flexible and secure infrastructure adapted to their needs

The challenge

Genomcore needed to be able to securely analyze large volumes of complex and sensitive data without making large investments in infrastructure. They also needed to be ISO 27001 certified, as they work with sensitive data.

The solution

Housing their servers in a data center that already complies with ISO 27001 and with expandable and guaranteed connectivity. They can expand their infrastructure with IaaS services: a private cloud, co-located with their servers to have additional resources instantly.

The first worldwide genetic and biochemical analysis service

Genomcore, a company founded in Barcelona in 2015, is the world's first genetic and biochemical analysis service capable of sequencing an entire human genome.

The company has two lines of business. The first is centered on bioinformatic infrastructure management for the analysis of biomedical data, which allows the implantation of personalized medicine in hospitals and public health systems. The second, Made of Genes, is a personal genetic service that allows anyone to find out more about themselves and their health through the analysis of their genetic and metabolic information and manage access to their data through the platform.

Among their clients figure SYNLAB, the most important medical laboratory in Europe, the government of Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates. A large number of public hospitals in Spain also receive biomedical services through Genomcore.

Genomcore is the first worldwide genetic and biochemical analysis service capable of sequencing an entire human genome. Genomcore can offer 100% actionable and personalized recommendations about an individual’s present and future health.

Genomcore is a company with a high level of growth, that’s doubling their income in each economic exercise. Among their clients figure SYNLAB, the most important medical laboratory in Europe, the government of Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates. A large number of public hospitals in Spain also receive biomedical services through Genomcore.

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Securely analyze and manage large volumes of complex data

Genomcore’s biomedical analysis service makes personalized medicine possible by incorporating molecular information into existing medical protocols.

But this analysis generates a very large volume of data. The sequencing of an entire genome of even one person generates up to 600GB of data. And this data, before it can be delivered to the doctor, also has to be translated into useable information.

That’s why the genetic analysis industry needs high-performance computing services, to analyze this volume of data. But, apart from processing the genetic data obtained, other data has to be integrated, such as clinical history, or the biochemical values of the user, for which artificial intelligence techniques and big data analysis tools are used.

To analyze this large volume of complex data and convert it into useful information for the doctor and the patient, specific technology is needed that’s not available in commercial cloud environments. So it makes sense that one of the first investments for Genomcore was a series of high-performance servers in order to be able to begin offering their genetic analysis services.

Working with genetic data also generates other needs, as it’s very sensitive information, due a high level of protection according to European data protection laws. Because of this, Genomcore is ISO 27001 certified. This information management regulation imposes a series of requirements, on Genomcore, as well as their providers, in the areas of security, redundancy, and connectivity.

In the beginning, our high-performance servers were located in Genomcore’s offices. But creating a data center infrastructure that complies with ISO 27001 requirements, supposes a difficult investment to take on for any company.

That’s why we needed a provider that allowed us to locate our services securely and access services that offered ample, guaranteed connectivity to manage large volumes of data on demand.

"The DNA analysis and data processing services we offer require special technology that isn’t the typical program that you can run on your laptop. We need specialized servers, high-performance servers to be able to perform this type of operation."
Óscar Flores - CEO, Genomcore

Among their clients figure SYNLAB, the most important medical laboratory in Europe, the government of Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates. A large number of public hospitals in Spain also receive biomedical services through Genomcore.

Housing with high connectivity and resources on demand

Genomcore’s IT needs require specialized technology able to give them the results they need.

Locating their servers in our data center allows them to make use of optimum space for a closet of high-performance servers, with redundant electrical lines, efficient refrigeration, perimeter control, and first-level connectivity.

Furthermore, investing in their own infrastructure wouldn’t provide them the flexibility they needed to grow and do respond quickly to temporary increases in demands for their services.

What Genomcore needed was a partner that offered them added value, in addition to a space to locate their servers in with dependable and extendible connectivity. Our proposal is infrastructure as a service (laaS): a private cloud, co-located on their own servers. This way, on the occasions when servers need more capacity, Genomcore can request additional resources that are available instantaneously, with a high-speed connection via their own servers.

Instead of having to invest in additional infrastructure, Genomcore can simply use additional computing resources on an on-demand basis, when they need them, and close them when that need has passed. This way, Genomcore only pays for the resources they use.

“We can request certain resources in the moment, hot, and we have them in an instant, we can manage any load with Adam’s servers, and then when we finish the analysis, close that connection and we’ve only paid for what we’ve used.”
Óscar Flores - CEO, Genomcore

An approachable and flexible infrastructure adapted to your needs.

For Genomcore, the main benefit of working with Adam is being able to access a flexible and approachable infrastructure that responds to their needs immediately.

When working with large volumes of data, one of the main problems is transferring data. It’s absolutely necessary to have a connection that’s fast enough to be able to transfer large quantities of data to the analysis environments. By using an infrastructure that’s nearby, data can be transferred over local connections, at high speed, without having to go over the internet or make substantial investments in connectivity.

Working with a dependable local partner has facilitated Genomcore finding the best technological solutions to adapt to their business strategy, supported by Adam.

“With Adam, we’ve found a partner in integral solutions for the management of our telematic structure. We’re very happy with their service, availability, and customer service, too.”
Óscar Flores - CEO de Genomcore