“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 at AP-HM
MEDICAL IMAGING FOR ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE MARSEILLE AP-HM
With 4 hospitals and 3,400 beds, the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Marseille is the largest health centre in the Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur region of France. The hospitals offer the highest standards of clinical skills and nursing care. 2,000 physicians are committed to providing excellent and accessible health services to everyone within a full range of specialties, and advancing care through pioneering hospital-based research programs and educating future health care professionals.
The Health Cloud
Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM) puts the best of technology to use in its four hospitals. That technology generates a lot of data—and that data needs to be intact and available to the thousands of physicians and other clinicians who care for the hundreds of thousands of patients who rely on AP-HM. The digital services team at AP-HM chose Scality RING as the basis for its private “health cloud” to secure its growing volumes of data.
“We have had outstanding support from Scality during delivery and on an ongoing basis”
Hospital Storage System Benefits
In a patient care setting, keeping data available 24x7x365 can be critical. Waiting for data affects clinician efficiency and can even affect patient outcomes. As configured for AP-HM, the Scality RING can tolerate the loss of an entire data center and an additional drive without any loss of data or access to data.
Scality’s experts worked with AP-HM to configure the storage system to their strict requirements for protocols, security levels and data access modes. The fact that Scality has expertise in the field—with supportive references and proven interfaces—brought peace-of- mind. The fact that it’s included in the UniHA catalog streamlined the process.
How Scality Helped Achieve Goals
Moving medical imaging storage to Scality RING has been a huge success. “We have had outstanding support from Scality during delivery and on an ongoing basis,” said Masse. “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.”
Today, the RING stores the medical imaging archive for the GE PACS and backup data. And those “multiple departments” that Masse mentioned have a host of different use cases that exploit the flexibility of Scality RING software- defined storage. Among them, AP-HM is looking to add long-term retentions, genomics archiving, genetic testing data, and more.
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