New IBM white paper details performance and cost advantages of IBM FlashSystem storage and Power Systems servers for Epic environments
Extensive recent testing has demonstrated that IBM FlashSystem flash storage solutions cost-effectively meet the demanding storage performance requirements of Epic software, the leading suite of integrated electronic medical record (EMR) products for the healthcare industry.
Epic software serves all aspects of healthcare operations, including clinical, billing, revenue, patient-record access and more. It typically exhibits high-frequency, random storage accesses with stringent latency requirements. IBM has been working with Epic to develop host-side and storage-side solutions to meet these requirements. Combined with IBM Power Systems servers based on POWER8 processors, IBM FlashSystem storage surpasses performance levels Epic recommends for its back-end storage.
IBM FlashSystem storage products provide a cost-competitive alternative to disk-based systems, as well as the reliability, data protection and storage management features demanded by the healthcare industry and recommended for Epic software.
The results are detailed in the recent technical white paper, IBM FlashSystem storage: A prescription for Epic requirements.
Sirius has a dedicated healthcare practice with extensive experience in Epic implementations, and has also attained the IBM Storage Specialty Elite designation, IBM’s highest accreditation for storage partners. Visit Sirius online to learn more about our capabilities around IBM storage solutions.
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