Enterprise Imaging Performance Benchmarking
Listen to the webinar recording with Stanford Health Care for an informative conversation on benchmarking the performance of Enterprise Imaging systems.
Instead, we’ve benchmarked the platform using applied infrastructure answers in collaboration with one of our original customers and high-volume Teleradiology end user who processes over 1.5 million studies a year and performed a series of tests to determine how transformation and workflow rules affect performance. The punchline, based on real-world benchmarking, is described in our White Paper titled “Can a single DICOM router process and route 4.1 Billion images per year?” (Click here to download the full analysis)
Enterprise Imaging Infrastructure
For physical servers, Dicom Systems chooses to deploy the Unifier platform on standard Supermicro hardware – we are not in the hardware business, so it’s important for our support engineers to rely upon a well-known, predictable spec. It’s also much easier to ship standard hardware for smooth and quick field replacements rather than support a multitude of hardware platforms.
For virtualized appliances, Dicom Systems has a standard recommended configuration. Virtualized environments have quickly become a preferred method, as it is far quicker and easier to manage and update the resources of a VM than to upgrade or replace a physical server.
The Dicom Systems platform is Linux-based, which eliminates many of the Windows-related licensing, configuration and performance challenges. By deploying self-contained Linux-based appliances, the ecosystem is far more resilient and redundant than applications that depend on Windows for availability.
Firewalls, Load Balancers and Network Configurations
Once the infrastructure is in place, and all the DICOM associations are established, it’s time to examine the context in which the appliances are installed. Are there additional firewalls and/or load balancers that can influence the performance of the Unifier appliance?
Some of our largest Enterprise customers routinely load balance traffic between primary and secondary data centers, and any additional firewall rules or port conflicts can impair the appliance’s performance. Network configuration management and documentation thereof is one of the most important steps in the deployment and maintenance of Dicom Systems Unifier appliances.
Storage – Disk Speed
AI Fights Back Part 3: Welcome to the Matrix. Safety of the Enterprise vs. Freedom of the Individual
In part 1 and 2 of the AI Fights Back Series, we examined vulnerabilities that allow nefarious hackers to penetrate healthcare institutions, battleground protocols, and a new weapon (AI) to be used in the fight against hackers. The final installment in this series covers the cybersecurity adoption journey from the vantage point of IT professionals who are expected to deploy AI while also preserving the integrity of the Enterprise.
What does Frankenstein have to do with health IT consolidation? Are IT professionals more like Indiana Jones or McGyver? Is there an end in sight to the consolidation trend?
Is AI a threat to physicians? Is it possible for AI algorithms to make physicians obsolete? Will the robots take over? In the second part of this series, Florent Saint-Clair kiboshes some of the many fears associated with AI. And highlights the many advancements the merging of AI and healthcare has benefitted the industry.