Virtualization

Virtualized Tiered Storage Solutions for Healthcare

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Executive Summary

Healthcare organizations face a rate of data growth unmatched by other industries. It is driven by many factors, among them the stringent data retention and retrieval requirements of regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the European Union Data Protection Directive (EUDPD). The data influx continues with ongoing adoption of electronic patient records that consolidate information from many sources, expanding data sets for pharmaceutical and genetic research, and explosive growth of medical imaging applications. Regardless of the cause, such growth is straining IT budgets at healthcare organizations and exposing inefficiencies in their storage architectures.

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