AP-HM

AP-HM’s private “health cloud” secures massive, growing volumes of data

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100% data availability ensures optimal patient care at the 3rd largest of France’s academic hospital groups

With 12,000+ medical professionals, 4 hospitals and 3,400 beds, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille is the largest health center in the Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur region of France, offering the highest standards for clinical skills and patient care.

The challenge

AP-HM makes use of cutting-edge technology, which generates a lot of data. That data must remain 100% intact and available to the thousands of physicians and other clinicians who are responsible for often life-or-death patient care. 

As new equipment was being onboarded, requirements and capacity for medical imaging were swelling. To top it off, more departments were looking to AP-HM IT for storage, and genomics was emerging as a new system priority.

 

  • "The performance meets all user expectations. It’s so good, in fact, that we’re getting lots of requests from multiple departments to put new workloads on the Scality RING."

    Renaud Masse, CTO, infrastructure management, AP-HM
  • "We have had outstanding support from Scality during delivery and on an ongoing basis."

    Renaud Masse, CTO, infrastructure management, AP-HM
The outcome

With Scality RING, AP-HM now has 24x7x365 data availability and the peace of mind that comes with it, as waiting for data affects clinician efficiency and, potentially, patient outcomes. Configured to AP-HM’s strict requirements for protocols, security levels and data access modes, Scality RING can tolerate the loss of an entire data center and an additional drive without any loss of data or accessibility. 

Today, the RING stores the medical imaging archive for GE PACS and backup data. But thanks to the flexibility of Scality RING, AP-HM is looking to add a host of other use cases, including long-term retention, genomics archiving, genetic testing data and more.  

  • 100% availability
    In a hospital setting, keeping data available 24x7x365 is essential. Quality care demands easy, always-on access to patient data.
  • Expertise
    Scality’s expertise in medical imaging archives — with supportive references and proven interfaces — brought peace of mind.
  • Ongoing support
    AP-HM has been impressed with Scality’s highly-responsive and available team.
  • Scalability
    The reality of healthcare is that the volume of data is growing and retention is long. Scalability, without disruption, is mission-critical.
  • Low TCO
    No more migrations and software-defined storage running on standard x86 hardware makes future-proofing a reality.