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University of Michigan Health System Selects Oracle’s StorageTek Tape Libraries to Preserve and Protect Patient Data


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To archive and protect growing amounts of clinical and diagnostic patient data, the University of Michigan Health System, which includes numerous hospitals, health centers and clinics, the University of Michigan Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, the clinical activities of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Michigan Health Corp., has deployed two Oracle StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library Systems.

As part of its tiered storage strategy, the University of Michigan Health System needed a tape solution that could archive diagnostic imaging for several areas, including radiology and adult and pediatric cardiology, totaling more than 550,000 radiology exams per year.

The StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System delivers a highly scalable, reliable and cost-effective storage solution to help the University of Michigan Health System with heterogeneous data protection, consolidation and long-term data preservation.

Using the StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library Systems, the University of Michigan Health System is able to archive more than 30 terabytes of compressed data (2.5 to 1) per year with scalable capacity to handle an expected 20-30% increase in data year over year.

"Oracle's StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System is part of our tiered storage strategy, providing a very cost-effective, high-performance archive of our critical patient data," said Steve Ramsey, director of Image Management and Computing Services for the Radiology Department at the University of Michigan Health System. "The library provides us with an extremely reliable, scalable and cost-effective storage solution within a very constrained data center environment with limited power and cooling."

For additional information about, Oracle's StorageTek tape products, go here.


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