Over the past 10 years the sequencing technologies are more powerful and cost dramatically less. This has allowed practically every lab to acquire advanced technology to support their research missions. This technology infusion has also changed the process allowing teams to rapidly change the process and run sequences to validate the results. This has caused a data explosion in the local lab. 

As analytic exploitation of this data continues to improve these labs are building high-performance environments that must scale with and store the increasing amount of data created at the Edge. While the technology is critical, the scientific process requires the ability to retrieve data sets and rerun the processes on them in order to recreate the outcome. At some point the data in the lab must be moved to a central archive yet still available to the individual labs.