Protect the Labs Data of the National University of Singapore


NUS: Asia’s Flagship University

Established in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s premier public university and a globally renowned academic institution. NUS adopts an integrated, multi-disciplinary research approach, collaborating with industry, government, and academia to address critical issues spanning Asia and beyond.

With 30 university-level research institutes and centers, NUS excels in areas such as energy, environmental sustainability, disease prevention, active aging, advanced materials, risk management, and financial system resilience. The University’s current research emphasis leverages data sciences, optimization research, and cyber security to bolster Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.





Storing Massive Research Data and Hypercomputing Works

NUS adopts legacy server storage with open-source Linux to store their data but is short of data protection mechanisms and regular patches. As they are generating raw image files from their research and sharing in NFS, and supporting deep learning/machine learning through iSCSI.

In some cases, they store raw image files in very large sizes through overnight experiments and would need to secure the best data integrity over tons of read/write operations from researchers.


Top-Tier Security for Advanced Research Data Management


Responding to the gradual growth of research data scale and application scenario in NUS labs, Taknet System recommended QSAN XN8024R to furnish pressing requirement of high performance, huge capacity, and top security to NUS.

Besides outstanding scalability with QSAN expansion units, XN8024R is capable of supporting almost unlimited sizes of single files, and many enterprise-grade features as Thin Provision and Inline Deduplication to optimize overall capacity utilization.

With the combination of high-speed SSDs and high-capacity HDDs, the labs are able to run machine learning and deep learning tasks over XN8024R at the same time.

As data security and integrity are the main concerns over confidential research data, NUS is highly satisfied with WORM function and SED support to ensure the highest data protection mechanism.






Empowering NUS Labs with High-Performance, Massive Capacity

Distingished NAS Storage

  • Enterprise-grade data protection
  • Utilised ZFS features

"We are impressed by the reliability and scalability QSAN XN8024R offered. Those enterprise-grade features built-in have supported our research development for years."

IT Lab Manager of National University of Singapore

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