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How Is the Cloud Enabling Scientific Discoveries and Research?

Dr. Rachael Bailey
by Atlantic.Net (29 posts) under Life Sciences Pharma Biotech
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Cloud computing has dramatically changed how scientists and researchers conduct their work. It has allowed them to manage and process large amounts of data more efficiently and effectively than ever before. With the cloud, researchers can now access the necessary tools and resources to pursue their work with greater speed and agility.

Imagine you are a scientist wanting to sequence the human genome. To do so, you need a tremendous amount of computing power. You could try to purchase or build your supercomputer, but that would be very expensive and require a lot of space. Alternatively, you could rent time on a supercomputer at a commercial data center. But even that would be prohibitively expensive and might not be available when you need it.

Cloud computing solves this problem by enabling scientists to access massive amounts of computing power over the Internet. Researchers can use this computing power for sequencing the human genome, simulating climate change, designing new drugs, or any task requiring large amounts of processing power.

This article will examine how the cloud drives scientific discoveries and research.

Improving Access to Information

Information is essential to finding the right product on the Internet, tracking a shipment, or simply keeping up with friends and family online. In the pharmaceutical and biosciences sector, researchers and medical professionals must have access to accurate information securely and quickly.

Healthcare and Pharma organizations are turning to the cloud to organize, manage and analyze their data sets. For example, cloud-based Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) provides clinical, research, and testing organizations with many advantages, including a faster implementation time, flexibility, scalability, high security, and cost reduction.

In addition to managing and tracking laboratory samples, a cloud-based LIMS can automate processes, reduce the likelihood of human error, support compliance, and foster collaboration and accessibility.

Revolutionizing Scientific Discovery

Cloud-based platforms allow scientists and researchers to solve complex research challenges that would otherwise be impossible. In addition, the cloud helps researchers to collaborate effectively with each other. By sharing resources and data in a secure and accessible way, collaborators can work in sync on important research projects. Cloud computing also allows researchers to access public datasets for comparison and analysis.

Processing Genomic Data in the Cloud

Genomics is one of the fastest-growing and most data-intensive fields in biology. It is predicted that genomics research will generate somewhere between 2 and 40 exabytes of data over the next decade. In addition, estimates suggest that over 60 million patients will have sequenced genomes by 2025.

As our understanding of genomics expands, we need new ways to process data. Cloud computing is the answer. A genomics research organization can analyze and visualize large genomic datasets.

Discovering Novel Drugs in the Cloud

Scientists are taking advantage of the power of big data to speed up the drug discovery process. Cloud computing offers several benefits for scientists working on drug discovery. First, it allows them to access large amounts of data quickly and easily, making it possible to test hypotheses and find new cures faster. In addition, the cloud can help scientists save money by sharing computing resources. This makes it possible for them to run complex simulations that would be too expensive or time-consuming on individual computers.

Partnering with Atlantic.Net

These are just some ways that researchers and scientists can harness the power of the cloud to benefit their research. In fact, the possibilities are endless and advancing every day as cloud computing evolves.

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With over 28 years of experience, Atlantic.Net can help you leverage the power of the cloud to support your data-intensive research computations and big data analysis. Flexible, scalable, and fast computing power helps to drive innovation and discovery, and Atlantic.Net can help you to achieve this.

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