ZONTAL Space 2.2.6 is here, ready to manage your data under the most intricate demands. Large enterprises find themselves frequently forced to setup multiple instances of the same solution in a variety of countries and regions. The main reasons are local legislator’s requirements such as GDPR or restricted health care records. ZONTAL Space was designed to give customers a single holistic enterprise solution. This most recent release enables you to not only comply with arbitrary legislators, but also with corporate policies and the plethora of regulatory agencies.
We commonly find ourselves in a situation where regulations and security needs have to be balanced with a system’s performance and features. Depending on your data, you might want to either store them protected in your on-premises secure data zone or share them through the cloud with your collaborators, like contract research organizations. A key technology that enables this variety of use cases is Kubernetes. With Kubernetes, ZONTAL Space can be deployed on any infrastructure, for example a combination of on-premise and cloud solutions. These hybrid clouds allow for storage options to be tuned precisely to local needs. While your manufacturing site might require instant updates to be published, your compound library might need to reside under highest security standards. With Kubernetes, ZONTAL Space is able to manage both use cases simultaneously; within one instance.
Another common problem with scale is performance. A previous ZONTAL Space release introduced Elastic Search as a high performant search engine. However, it is one thing to find data fast and another to access the data in a reasonable manner. Using granulated storage setup and background data protocols, ZONTAL Space now ensures that your data is available where it is most needed while providing fast access for your downstream processing.
What happens, if your system collapses? With Kubernetes, ZONTAL Space is now delivering true elastic scale and full failure resilience. It instantly springs back into action through automatic recovery protocols. No need to wake your application manager in the middle of the night.
You feel restricted by data regulations? Time to explore ZONTAL Space!
Case Study: Clinical trial data in Japan
Due to data sovereignty issues, health data of patients is not allowed to leave Japan. Consider a customer who operates a US based ZONTAL Space system and wants to create a report on a large dataset, including the Japanese data. The US system can manage an on-premise server on the site in Japan, as well as cloud storage in other locations. The metadata related to the raw data is stored and accessible in the cloud through the ZONTAL Space web interface.
Now consider this: A researcher in Scandinavia wants to compare the frequency of health records between a South American and an Asian population. Instead of requesting statistical reports from his colleagues, he can simply search inside ZONTAL Space. The confederated system is able to compare the metadata of files from all origins and to provide a comprehensive result list back to the researcher, completely in compliance with all local regulations. This is truly data – findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable, breaking down all walls that laws and regulations built up.