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Data Storage

DICOM Web Standard Improves Vendor Neutral Archive Accessibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Fujifilm announced the latest update to its vendor neutral archive (VNA) system Synapse to offer support for DICOM webservices, including QIDO-RS and WADO-RS. Synapse 6.4 is designed to manage web-based data access and supports RESTful...

Successful PACS Vendors Support Customers, Embrace Advancements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are reassessing their picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) as newer vendors begin to stand out and expand. PACS vendors embracing provider demands may be more successful in the future as health IT...

All-Flash Arrays Support Data Intensive Healthcare Applications

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

AccelStor announced the release of its software-defined all-flash array (AFA) NeoSapphire H710 to support data center applications such as cloud computing, data integration, and artificial intelligence. AccelStor NeoSapphire H710 can be...

PACS and VNAs Improve Healthcare Imaging Strategies

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Fujifilm announced the new partnerships for its enterprise imaging picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) Synapse 5, adding seven providers to their portfolio of clients to improve their healthcare imaging strategies. The...

Understanding Healthcare Private Cloud vs Hosted Private Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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