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MEDNAX Selects Cohesity for Scale-Out NAS to Manage 2PB of Data

Industry

Healthcare

Region

Americas

Use Cases
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Scale-Out NAS
Products
  • DataPlatform
  • DataProtect
Industry

Healthcare

Region

Americas

Use Cases
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Scale-Out NAS
Products
  • DataPlatform
  • DataProtect

50%

cost savings compared to
previous solutions

Cohesity is an integral part of the success of the MEDNAX Imaging Platform. Interruption in radiology services can negatively impact patients, and Cohesity enables vRad, a MEDNAX company, to operate with predictable performance for optimal patient care. A couple of key strengths of Cohesity are included as built-in features, such as data security, multi-protocol support and data analytics. Not only do we have a solution in place to carry us into the future, we have reduced cost by 50 percent, eliminated bottlenecks affecting performance, and are now managing our storage architecture from a single pane of glass.

Patrick Williamson, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Architecture at MEDNAX

At a Glance

vRad is the nation’s leading cloud-based radiology solutions and telemedicine company. vRad’s IT team works with MEDNAX’s shared services team to deliver radiology interpretations using the world’s largest and most advanced cloud-based radiology PACS for more than 2,000 facilities and radiology groups across the US.

Challenge

While traditional healthcare organizations are required to store images up to 25 years, vRad does not need to store or access 99 percent of its images a second time, and therefore deletes images after 45 days. In a single day, vRad must ingest and delete approximately 20 million files.

Solution

To replace MEDNAX’s aging, legacy storage systems, the IT team had to find a solution that would work across multiple locations and business units from a common interface, for seamless data management. Cohesity is built to eliminate issues with latency that were burdening the provider’s ability to scale.

Result

Cohesity serves as a repository for over 2PB of medical images, storing all PACS images for vRad. MEDNAX uses a variety of PACS systems, and consolidated from numerous enterprise storage solutions to a single Cohesity platform.

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