The Challenge

The Steadman Clinic had just gone through a major networking infrastructure overhaul. Their reliance on Cisco paid dividends with the implementation of the networking and converged computing solutions, but when it came down to the storage component, they were forced to experiment. They tried several leading storage vendors, but none of them could offer an acceptable level of performance or the right level of interoperability with their key medical imaging platform (PACS). After those failed attempts with other storage solutions, The Steadman Clinic was losing hope fast.

The Solution

The Steadman Clinic implemented an OpenDrives Summit storage solution. Summit is our hybrid solution combining powerful but cost-effective HDD technology combined with flash drive technology. Summit is a highly flexible solution capable of providing a robust storage infrastructure for high-resolution images and video. Summit is the perfect storage solution for The Steadman Clinic, as it balances fast throughput for PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and their Biomotion diagnostic lab. As a result, Steadman realizes accelerated performance with a cost-effective price point, reliability, and scalability with complete consistency and accuracy of data.

The Result

By implementing our hybrid storage solution, Summit, The Steadman Clinic was able to stabilize their storage infrastructure and also improve transfer speeds and throughput without sacrificing data integrity. Moving their PACS onto the OpenDrives platform was successful, resulting in over 30 TB of images safely residing on the Summit solution. Another objective which was successfully accomplished was migrating their advertising and marketing footage onto OpenDrives as well, much of which was distributed across many different storage disks.

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