Health Tech Magazine recently published an article about the benefits of the public cloud for healthcare organizations, including its ability to offer unlimited scalability, streamlined workflows and reduced costs. The article states that despite initial concerns regarding data security and privacy in the cloud, the adoption of cloud platforms in the healthcare sector is rapidly expanding. According to Global Market Insights, the worldwide healthcare cloud computing market will be greater than $55 billion by 2025 (up from $7 billion in 2018).
The rise of cloud adoption among the healthcare industry
The article highlights several key factors that are impacting the rise of cloud adoption among healthcare organizations:
- Modern hybrid cloud solutions that protect data and provide instant failover options
- Cloud storage offerings that help to reduce, if not eliminate, on-premises data centers, including server maintenance and cooling stations
- Enterprise messaging and video communications, which are improving collaboration and workflows for clinicians, ultimately enabling better patient care
- Secure cloud storage for electronic health records (EHRs) and web-based tools that allow physicians, staff and patients to access patient portals and utilize mobile health apps
- Digitized healthcare information that connects health data and systems in the cloud, benefitting medical researchers
Whether healthcare organizations are only beginning to consider how to use the cloud to reduce costs or to provide more efficient interchange of medical images and files, or they are considering how to leverage the cloud to boost compute for research projects or to enhance collaboration, they can benefit from using Qumulo’s hybrid cloud file storage. Qumulo’s software is cloud-native and offers a single software package and licensing model that scales data from a wide range of on-premises platforms to the cloud.
Utilizing the cloud to scale research computing
Qumulo’s file system offers organizations flexibility and choice. As data capacities continue to expand and grow both on-premises and geographically, healthcare organizations can benefit from Qumulo’s hybrid file software. Qumulo’s software-defined architecture utilizes clusters of nodes made up of Qumulo hardware, or pre-qualified, industry-standard hardware from HPE or Fujitsu. Organizations can choose to utilize AWS or GCP to scale research computing workloads to the cloud, as and when needed, for data storage, multi-site collaboration, and compute performance processing.
Qumulo’s hybrid file software efficiently manages mixed IO performance for billions of small and large files at petabyte scale to accelerate productivity for healthcare and research organizations. In addition, Qumulo’s real-time analytics eliminate data blindness for these organizations by providing visibility across billions of files.
Meeting HIPAA compliance for data privacy and security regulations
Qumulo’s software is designed with built-in data protection using erasure coding, as well as through local and remote snapshots and continuous replication ensure data is preserved and always available, wherever it is. Qumulo partners closely with key healthcare industry partners and PACS providers to deliver solutions that assure compliance with government and institutional data privacy and security regulations, meeting HIPAA regulations for compliance, including encryption and off-site copies.
Whether healthcare organizations want to use the cloud today, or have plans to move there in the future, Qumulo offers simplicity, flexibility, security, and several cloud options to get them there.
Don’t let costly legacy storage slow you down, contact us, to learn how Qumulo is helping healthcare organizations step into the future.