Strategic Alliance – NetApp®
The NetApp and Iron Mountain partnership will provide healthcare organizations with a secure cloud-based solution for medical data archiving and disaster recovery. Iron Mountain is currently the only healthcare-focused member of the NetApp Service Provider Partner Program, which was officially launched in June 2010 and was the first of its kind in the storage industry.
Building on their collaboration under this program, the two companies will integrate NetApp® StorageGRID® object storage software with two Iron Mountain medical data archiving solutions – the Digital Record Center® for Medical Images and its vendor neutral archive offering – to provide healthcare organizations with consolidated archiving and disaster recovery offerings that help deliver improved medical care to their patients.
The joint NetApp and Iron Mountain solutions bring to market innovative cloud offerings that enable healthcare organizations to:
- Control storage growth and reduce costs. Cloud storage offers a secure and accessible “pay-as-you-go” model, with healthcare organizations using only what they need and avoiding the large capital expenses required for long-term, on-premise storage solutions.
- Improve disaster recovery and compliance. Moving data offsite into the cloud means faster recoverability in the event of a disaster while minimizing the cost and risk of data loss.
- Reduce management complexity. IT departments no longer have to manage multiple storage systems and the interoperability challenges they present. As a result, medical data is liberated, making it easier to access and share information across the entire continuum of care.