Healthcare Data Storage Solutions
Healthcare requires data storage that will last for typically 5+ years. The requirements for each healthcare applications are diverse and varied X-ray information needs to be stored for 50+ years, patient records require fast access, backups need to made that are secure and fast, some of these are typical everyday hospital requirements. The healthcare data storage requirements might also need to provide multiple protocols i.e. iSCSI, NAS & Fibre Channel in order to maximise the storage cost.
The healthcare sector is probably one of the largest consumers of data storage based on the sheer number of patients and the type of information collected from X-rays, 3D imaging, ultrasound scans, patient records. The storage systems where this data resides needs to be highly robust, reliable, scalable and above all be affordable.
Strictly regulated by governments the Healthcare sector needs to ensure data security and data integrity is maintained for the life of the patient record. Where this information ultimately resides needs to be kept on an open data storage platform so that in 50+ years the information is still readable X-rays are a great example of a media that has stood the test of time and can still be read today. Healthcare IT news article.
Never before have healthcare budgets been so short of funding. IT departments need to look for more affordable alternatives that deliver more for less. The ability to move data through storage tiers is also vitally important when hospital budgets are under review and the need to migrate data from older systems is critically important with the minimum of disruption.
With decades of experience we can provide through our partners solutions that provide the performance, reliability and cost savings the Healthcare industry requires. Please call us to discuss your Healthcare Data Storage needs and requirements.