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Introducing the Seqera Platform - one platform for the data analysis lifecycle

We have a new logo, a new design, and many exciting improvements in store for you! Four years after our initial launch of Tower in 2019, and…

Noel Ortiz
Noel OrtizOct 18, 2023

Automating pipeline execution with Nextflow and Tower

Nextflow enables completely hands off pipeline execution, with each process and the execution order written as code and deployed as a single…

Adam Talbot
Adam TalbotSep 12, 2023

Kickstart your Tower Cloud experience

Run your first analysis pipeline in under 30 minutes Nextflow continues to grow in popularity. Today, the open-source workflow manager is…

Rob Syme
Rob SymeAug 18, 2023

Preparing for a multi-cloud future

It is no secret that cloud computing is on the rise. According to an April 2023 report by Research and Markets, the global market for drug…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeJul 28, 2023

Nextflow and Tower for Machine Learning

“Nextflow” and “machine learning” are not topics that are typically seen together. Nextflow is usually associated with bioinformatics, while…

Ben Sherman
Ben ShermanJul 11, 2023

ZS and Seqera announce a new partnership agreement

The partnership is aimed at boosting research productivity in biotech and healthcare When it comes to maximizing research productivity, life…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeMay 08, 2023

Running AI workloads in the cloud with Nextflow Tower — a step-by-step guide

Introduction The last 12 months have been nothing short of a revolution within AI. In particular, the widespread adoption of ChatGPT from…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenApr 11, 2023

How Nextflow is helping win the global battle against future outbreaks and pandemics

Using genetic sequencing to identify pathogens and respond to outbreaks is hardly new. Public Health Authorities (PHAs) routinely use…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenFeb 13, 2023

Breakthrough performance and cost-efficiency with the new Fusion file system

Introduction Running data-intensive pipelines at scale can be complex, particularly when handling the distributed file storage and data…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoFeb 07, 2023

Container provisioning, cloud resource optimization, Google Cloud Batch support, and more in Tower Enterprise 22.3

Nextflow Tower Enterprise version 22.3 brings a host of new features, services, and improved cloud provider support. Google Cloud Batch…

Mattia Bosio
Mattia BosioNov 10, 2022

Accelerating Analytics with Easy Genomics - Wisconsin State Laboratory

By: Venkata Kampana, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS and Dr. Dawn Heisey-Grove, Public Health Analytics Leader, AWS. Genomics is the study…

Venkata Kampana
Venkata KampanaOct 26, 2022

Best Practices for Deploying Pipelines with Nextflow Tower

Nextflow is a bioinformatics workflow manager that provides a robust command line interface for the management and execution of pipelines…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 19, 2022

Optimizing resource usage with Nextflow Tower

Suppose you’ve been working on a production pipeline for months. You’ve carefully crafted containers optimized for each application…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 14, 2022

Announcing Labels in Tower

A powerful new way to organize and track pipelines, runs, actions, and more in Nextflow Tower. We’re excited to announce new capabilities…

Mattia Bosio
Mattia BosioAug 24, 2022

Nextflow and AWS Batch - Using Tower (3 of 3)

In the first article in this series, we looked at AWS Batch, described some key concepts, and explained the Nextflow execution model. In the…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenAug 08, 2022

Announcing Nextflow Support for Google Cloud Batch

Easy access to scalable cloud resources is a game-changer for organizations engaged in life sciences research. By running portable and…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJul 13, 2022

Announcing Illumina DRAGEN integration with Nextflow Tower

DRAGEN is a platform provided by Illumina that offers accurate, comprehensive, and efficient secondary analysis of next-generation…

Harshil Patel
Paolo Di Tommaso
Harshil Patel & Paolo Di TommasoJun 23, 2022

Pipeline Secrets: Secure Handling of Sensitive Information in Tower

In the modern scenario of credentials-driven access to data resources, Nextflow users frequently need to safely transmit sensitive…

Mattia Bosio
Mattia BosioApr 21, 2022

Workflow Automation for Nextflow Pipelines

Seqera is often approached for guidance on how to streamline the execution of workflows in production environments. For example…

Graham Wright
Graham WrightJan 26, 2022

Announcing the Nextflow Tower CLI

We’re excited to release the Nextflow Tower CLI, available for all platforms on GitHub today. Users have been asking for the ability to…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenDec 14, 2021

Introducing the Tower Cloud Community Workspace

A ready-to-go analysis environment with gold-standard nf-core pipelines Tower Cloud is a hosted instance of Nextflow Tower available at http…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 22, 2021

Introducing Tower Datasets

Versionable input data sources for Nextflow pipelines We’re excited to announce Nextflow Tower Datasets! By giving users the ability to…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenOct 07, 2021

The next step for multi-platform collaboration at scale

We have spent a lot of time over the last months on an embarrassing problem; although this time it is not parallelization! Working backward…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Evan Floden
Paolo Di Tommaso & Evan FlodenMay 06, 2021

Grid Engine Support for Tower Workloads

Today we are pleased to announce Tower support for Grid Engine workload manager as a target execution platform for Nextflow data pipelines…

Robert Lalonde
Robert LalondeJan 14, 2021

Kubernetes is everywhere!

For the Nextflow Tower project, it has been a pivotal first year, and the team has done a fantastic job to reach so many milestones along…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoDec 17, 2020

Tower API & Docs release

Tower API & Docs release - Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable. Tower was released just over one year ago to…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenNov 05, 2020

Tower Forge for AWS Batch

AWS Batch is a fantastic service which provides virtually unlimited computing capacity and manages all the complexity of provisioning VMs…

Evan Floden
Evan FlodenJul 01, 2020

Tower Cloud Launch

Today marks quite an update in the Nextflow Tower project. The months in lockdown have been intense for our team, and it is a credit to…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoJun 02, 2020

Introducing Nextflow Tower - Seamless monitoring of data analysis workflows from anywhere

The past month Seqera introduced Nextflow Tower, a management and monitoring system for Nextflow data analysis pipeline applications. Tower…

Paolo Di Tommaso
Paolo Di TommasoOct 08, 2019