Hospital's ills cured by IBM setup

Maitland, Jo
April 2007
Storage Magazine;Apr2007, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p16
The article discusses Memorial Hospital's use of an IBM systems package to upgrade its storage system from EMC. Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana was using a five-year old picture archiving and communications system from EMC and Kodak but it was paying a truckload of maintenance fees for it. With image retrieval as the hospital's priority in the design of the new system, a tiered storage environment was built which makes use of an IBM System Storage DS4800 for Tier one storing approximately 12 terabytes of critical data, while Tier-one data is written simultaneously to Tier two consisting of an IBM System Storage N5200. The article reports that doctors can now access images on Tier one for as long as 18 months while the Tier two system addresses disaster recovery.


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