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IBM Information Lifecycle Management Services for Grid Access Manager — GMAS implementation and planning enables implementation and planning of a solution that facilitates sharing and long-term storage of medical images

IBM United States Services Announcement 607-030
May 15, 2007

 

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At a glance

IBM Information Lifecycle Management Services for Grid Access Manager — GMAS implementation and planning helps multisite and cross-specialty physicians with access to images created remotely, using digital signatures.
 
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Overview

IBM Information Lifecycle Management Services for Grid Access Manager — GMAS implementation and planning allows implementation of a grid-powered information lifecycle management solution designed to manage large amounts of fixed-content data to enable you to share medical images with long-term storage. It permits implementation and planning of a solution that allows geographically separated facilities (multisite or single-site) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) sites within hospitals' integrated delivery networks to centrally optimize storage consumption, investments across sites, and multiple applications while providing:

  • Automated business continuity and disaster recovery scaling to multiple petabytes of storage
  • Data integrity protection and self-healing of corrupt or altered data
  • Cross-speciality physicians with access to images created remotely, using digital signatures to help secure against DICOM image alteration
  • An enterprise-wide, no single point of failure, disaster recovery enhanced, multisite solution
  • Hardware obsolescence protection with automated data migration between storage units managed by the grid
  • Optional leveraging of lower-cost storage media, such as tape, within the grid

For additional information on hardware and software for this solution which is implemented by this offering, refer to Software Announcement 207-086 , dated April 24, 2007.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • Hardware:
    • System x™ servers
    • System Storage™ disk and/or tape storage systems
  • Software:
    • IBM System Storage Multilevel Grid Access Manager
    • SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server V10

 
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Planned availability date

June 8, 2007
 
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Description

IBM Information Lifecycle Management Services for Grid Access Manager — GMAS implementation and planning will be available in three models: entry edition, standard edition, and multisite grid building block.

Entry and standard edition models include implementation and planning assistance with the following:

  • 6 and 12 TB replicated sizes with unlimited scalability
  • Single-site and single-rack configurations
  • 36U rack with dual power, console, and optional UPS
  • No single point of failure
  • Dual gigabit Ethernet switches
  • Dual Gateway nodes
  • Dual control/storage nodes
  • Dual storage controllers and enclosures

Multisite grid building block model includes implementation and planning assistance with the following:

  • One base standard model per site (minimum two required)
  • StorageNODE increments of 6 and 12 TB
  • ArchiveNODE options, with or without TSM
  • Multisite and multirack configurations
  • Dual power, console, and optional UPS in each rack
  • No single point of failure
  • Other options for all models include:
    • Additional disk storage
    • ArchiveNODE option to leverage new or existing long-term, lower-cost media, such as tape
    • Additional ControlNODE to support applications generating many objects
    • Additional base 36U or 42U rack
    • Additional GatewayNODE pair to support additional applications storing to the grid
    • UPS
    • Data encryption

 
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Prices

For pricing information, contact your IBM representative.

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