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What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know about Hybrid Data Storage

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By adopting a hybrid data storage architecture, healthcare organizations can focus on growing their businesses while reducing storage infrastructure costs.

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What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know about Hybrid Data Storage

  1. 1. WHAT HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HYBRID DATA STORAGE
  2. 2. Healthcare organizations are under pressure to cut costs and improve patient care.
  3. 3. One of the best ways to do this in IT is to reduce storage infrastructure in favor of more efficient and more flexible cloud-based solutions.
  4. 4. The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) says that while health records and other medical information are being digitized, legacy infrastructure cannot keep up with the load.
  5. 5. By adopting a hybrid data storage architecture,organizations can: • Preserve investments in legacy systems • Significantly reduce IT costs • Rapidly deploy the latest systems and services
  6. 6. Of course,every data solution has its pros and cons.
  7. 7. Cloud-based applications are more than those trapped in static data silos.
  8. 8. Resource consumption is no longer a fixed cost but can be scaled according to application demands. and
  9. 9. Reduced on-prem infrastructure also speeds up deployment times and allows admins to concentrate more on app performance rather than infrastructure maintenance.
  10. 10. Meanwhile, the cons related to hybrid storage are usually easier and less costly to resolve than those found in traditional data environments. $ BILL
  11. 11. Cloud outages can and do occur, but a hybrid approach allows apps to be protected both on prem and in the cloud to ensure data access when it’s needed.
  12. 12. Security and compliance becomes a shared responsibility in the cloud, leaving healthcare providers dependent on their cloud partners’ performance.
  13. 13. Some cloud providers are addressing this through dedicated compliant infrastructure and services, much of it optimized for healthcare and other industry verticals.
  14. 14. And, functions like security and compliance often reside on the application layer or become embedded in the data itself, rather than in infrastructure or middleware.
  15. 15. ONE BIG CHALLENGE: determining which data to store on any given set of resources throughout the hybrid environment.
  16. 16. A typical starting point is to migrate less-critical workloads to the cloud to gain experience for the gradual deployment of higher-level data.
  17. 17. In some cases, but not all, applications may need to be recoded to function within a virtualized, distributed architecture.
  18. 18. Partners HealthCare wanted to consume storage in a more elastic way and reduce the huge costs that come with managing growing data. Partners HealthCare: A hybrid cloud case study
  19. 19. This is a pressing need for enterprises that must make primary data accessible to users at low latency, no matter where they reside, and remain accessible even during outages. Partners HealthCare: A hybrid cloud case study
  20. 20. The Partners HealthCare adoption of ClearSky Data reduces the organization’s reliance on its traditional storage arrays and creates an elastic target for a variety of workloads in a hybrid infrastructure. Partners HealthCare: A hybrid cloud case study
  21. 21. ClearSky’s Smart Tiered Caching™ automatically caches hot data at the edge of the customer’s applications and warm data in a PoP within 120 miles, and it stores all data in multiple cloud locations.
  22. 22. By reducing data center footprints, ClearSky Data customers can focus on growing their businesses and reduce storage infrastructure costs by up to 80 percent.
  23. 23. Want to learn more about how your healthcare organization can take advantage of a global hybrid storage architecture? Sign up for a free trial. Follow ClearSky Data on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Connect with us on LinkedIn. Read our blog. Contact us.

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