We are pleased that Hawaii Pacific Health has been able to address their multi-site requirements by deploying a single enterprise-wide grid-based solution that has also cost-effectively leveraged existing storage investments
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) February 23, 2009
Bycast Inc., the leading provider of advanced storage virtualization software for large-scale digital archives, today announced that Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) has standardized on Bycast® StorageGRID® software to store and protect images in its multi-facility medical image storage system.
HPH, Hawaii's largest Integrated Delivery Network conducts imaging procedures at five facilities located on two islands, Oahu and Kauai. The main data center is located in a sixth location on Oahu. The health provider's requirement for long term storage and protection of mission critical medical image data in this multi-facility environment presented it with a number of issues. HPH faced operational challenges to cost-effectively manage its exponentially growing data volumes and ensure high availability across the multiple hospitals, while taking into consideration inter-island network and IT resource limitations.
To meet the needs of this demanding environment, Hawaii Pacific Health has deployed Bycast StorageGRID software to create a flexible multi-tiered storage hierarchy spanning Hawaii Pacific Health's data center and hospitals. StorageGRID intelligently manages the off-site data replication, data movement, and data placement across multiple sites and storage tiers to ensure the most relevant data is placed where needed. While improving the overall storage utilization and efficiency, the solution eliminates the need for manual backup. To achieve the highest levels of availability, HPH also deployed the Bycast High Availability Gateway Cluster module at each of the 4 hospitals and Women's Center.
"We evaluated numerous options and only this solution delivered the storage scalability, high availability and data integrity capabilities that were critical to our situation," said Micah Ewing of Hawaii Pacific Health. "Furthermore, we reduced our primary storage and backup costs by ~50% by optimizing our storage utilization with the storage management capabilities unique to this system."
"We are pleased that Hawaii Pacific Health has been able to address their multi-site requirements by deploying a single enterprise-wide grid-based solution that has also cost-effectively leveraged existing storage investments," said Dave Gibbon, Director of Strategic Accounts at Bycast. "Beyond the IT benefits, the solution will facilitate enhanced delivery of care by Hawaii Pacific Health clinicians both now and into the future."
About Hawaii Pacific Health: Hawaii Pacific Health is a non-profit healthcare organization formed with the merger of three longtime Hawaii health systems, Wilcox Health, Kapi'olani Health, and Straub Clinic & Hospital. Hawaii Pacific Health is the state's largest healthcare system, with a network of four hospitals, 18 outpatient centers, and 1,100 physicians on four islands. In addition to providing care on Oahu, Kauai, Lanai and the Big Island, it also cares for patients and visitors throughout the state and the Pacific Region.
About Bycast: Bycast is the leading provider of storage virtualization software for large-scale digital archives. For organizations whose business depends on access to mission-critical data and images, Bycast protects and preserves digital assets over their lifetime. Bycast software enables organizations to optimize their storage infrastructure and ensure the integrity and availability of their valuable data. Bycast StorageGRID enables the formation of archives that can scale to petabytes of data across hundreds of sites. StorageGRID is sold globally through OEM relationships with two of the world's major storage vendors and is compatible with all leading PACS. It currently has hundreds of installations in over 18 countries worldwide. Bycast Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. To learn more about the company and its solutions, visit http://www.bycast.com.
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