Medical Data Storage
Patient Health Information has special requirements in terms of regulatory oversight, privacy, and longevity. Storing all that data on-premise gradually becomes a challenge in terms of adding storage disks, ensuring fast access and maintaining secure access privileges. Fortunately there are low maintenance, low cost solutions that enable a medical practice to keep local copies of data that it needs to access speedily and frequently while asynchronously moving a copy of the data to the cloud.
A solution that will not interfere with normal business operations or change the way people work. It should also work quietly in the background without requiring human intervention.
There are a number of options from
- adding a virtual tape drive backup that augments any exisitng backup system by storing backups in the cloud
- running a virtual server that operates as a fileserver locally while also storing copies of data in the cloud and is accessed as a normal folder from the desktop
- storage that runs locally and in the cloud by connecting via an iSCSI interface to the application server