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Understanding Healthcare Private Cloud vs Hosted Private Cloud

August 7, 2017 - Organizations are rapidly adopting the cloud as its flexibility continues to prove its worth against the influx of clinical data and as cloud security measures improve. Many entities are more interested in a healthcare private cloud deployment over its public cloud counterpart because the private cloud gives IT administrators more control over the IT infrastructure environment. After organizations...


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Genomic Data Compression Eases Cloud Data Migration, Storage

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Geneformics Data Systems announced the release of its distributed cloud compression solution Geneformics D to improve cloud data migration speeds and data storage. Geneformics D aims to increase upload and download speeds, storage, and archiving...

Tape Storage Advancements Aid HIT Infrastructure Data Demands

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations continue to store much of their data on tapes in the face of evolving cloud technology because it is easy to control and secure. Tape storage is also evolving as vendors continue to develop the technology to meet HIT...

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Improves Health IT ROI

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Chelsio Communications announced that its line of Terminator 5 & 6 (T5 & T6) 1/10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) iWARP (RDMA/TCP) enabled unified wire adapters have been validated to support hyper-converged infrastructure with Windows...

Solid-State Array Supports Future Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Solid-state array (SSA) storage is growing in healthcare as organizations seek scalable and flexible storage options for increasingly digitized health IT infrastructure. Gartner predicted in its 2017 magic quadrant for SSAs that SSA performance...

Actifio Tools Help Organizations Deduplicate Migrated Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Actifio and Tier4 Advisors announced their partnership to bring Actifio’s enterprise data-as-a-service (EDaaS) to Tier4 clients, including healthcare organizations. Actifio’s tools assist organizations leveraging the cloud using virtualization...

IBM Bare Metal Servers Support Healthcare Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced the availability of its bare metal servers on the IBM cloud, powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors to support healthcare analytics. Healthcare organizations are currently demanding more space for data collected by Internet of...

Cloud Deployments Require Data Center Networking Adjustment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data centers are experiencing changes as digitized IT infrastructure calls for flexible and agile data center networking solutions. Traditionally, organizations use a scalable LAN to connect all the equipment in their data center....

Healthcare Informatics Encourage Advanced HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

AMIA launched a new public education plan earlier this month to emphasize the importance of healthcare informatics and the need for HIT infrastructure to support it. The program aims to address the growing demand for knowledge in healthcare as...

Healthcare Data Migration Benefits from Cloud Tools

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Every organization will undergo major and minor healthcare data migrations as clinical data needs to be moved to more advanced and scalable storage solutions. Understanding the data so the migration is done correctly the first time is the biggest...

How All-Flash Arrays Can Benefit Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations continue to prepare for health IT infrastructure digitization, all-flash arrays (AFAs) are becoming more relevant as a primary storage platform because they can host a variety of mixed workloads. A recent IDC report...

Pure Storage Upgrades Flash Array for Healthcare Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Pure Storage announced upgrades to its FlashBlade product line, including the release of its all-flash S3 object store upgrade, which is aimed at big data and advanced healthcare analytics. The company aims to help accelerate traditionally slow...

Pros and Cons of On-Premises, Cloud Hosted Healthcare Apps

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare cloud computing becomes more popular each day but no entity currently has a fully cloud-based health IT infrastructure. Organizations must migrate applications to the cloud, choose which apps will perform better on-premise, and decide...

Overcoming Healthcare Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hybrid cloud storage environments are a reality for healthcare organizations seeking to digitize their health IT infrastructure. However, many entities are challenged when deciding which workloads and applications are best suited for the cloud,...

IBM DBaaS Toolkit Supports Open Source Cloud Databases

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced the release of its new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit, Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems. The toolkit is for open source databases to provide developers and IT departments with more speed and control over their...

Flexible Data Rate Demands Fuel ExtremeSwitching Platforms

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Extreme Networks announced the release of its Ethernet switching platforms supporting multi-rate high-performance enterprise switched networks. The company developed the ExtremeSwitching platforms in response to the constantly growing demand...

Peak 10 Expands DRaas Service Lengthening Recovery History

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Peak 10 announced upgrades to its disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) Recovery Cloud with a new failback expansion feature called Extended Journaling. The new feature allows organizations to expand testing capabilities and recover data to...

IBM Developing Faster Flash Storage Solution Protocols

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced development of its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) to speed data exchange between IT infrastructure systems and flash storage solutions. The tool will provide lower IT infrastructure latencies and prevent data transfer delay....

Network Connectivity, Storage Challenge Healthcare IoT Push

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The growth in value of healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics pressures organizations to examine their IT infrastructures and assess how they can support the influx of healthcare IoT data and device connections. The healthcare industry...

Data Science Orgs Form GPU Initiative for Data Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Continuum Analytics, H2O.ai, and MapD Technologies announced the formation of the GPU Open Analytics Initiative (GOAI) to establish common data frameworks to support data analytics. The collaboration will also use graphics processing...

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