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Vol. 1 No. 5 July 2002

Pushing storage to another level

Sharing is a nice thing to do Companies in the R&D space are - like the rest of corporate America - struggling to learn how to make all their storage resources available across the board. They're coming up with different ways to approach the problem. CardioNow, based in Encinitas, CA, provides cardiologists with the ability to share cardiograms with colleagues across the globe. Each cardiogram ranges from 70MB to 130MB, depending on how the input device is set up and how detailed the cardiogram gets. At the core of CardioNow's setup is a DataDirect Networks' Silicon Storage Appliance, a high-speed RAID system. The system, now storing 1.5TB of information, is set up at a data center managed by a hosting vendor in San Diego, CA. After performing the cardiogram the test goes through a T1-based virtual private network (VPN) into the DataDirect box. After logging on with a password, users and guests can access the cardiogram via the Internet, and download the compressed image for viewing in a browser. At Anadarko Petroleum, Houston, ...

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