Meeting Healthcare IT Requirements with Datrium DVX

A simpler, faster and more secure way to run EMR and protect PHI data.


  • Exceed storage performance requirements for EMR/EHR systems
  • Integrated Data Protection for PACS / VNA to safeguard PHI
  • Comply with regulations such as HIPAA, HITECH, and other national healthcare system requirements
  • Increase purchase predictability and reduce Total Cost of Ownership



As the healthcare industry evolves, data management and security needs are also changing due to policy changes, societal shifts and technological advances. Security, compliance, and mobility are among the top priorities for healthcare IT CIOs.\

As healthcare institutions work to provide and improve patient care, providers worldwide are also under growing financial and regulatory pressures. Providers need to become more agile while maintaining lower costs to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape.

With the widespread computerization of patient health records and the adoption of digital imaging, traditional paper and film-based documents have been replaced with Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). Healthcare IT departments have been forced to piece together custom infrastructure solutions to make the most of the innovative EHR and PACS offerings while maintaining security, availability, and performance.

Furthermore, many clinics and hospitals are turning to virtualization as a way to give clinicians access to patient data — even over mobile devices — without having to worry about security. The difficulties of building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can lead to lengthy, complex deployments and subsequent management challenges. Traditional 3-tier IT infrastructures were simply not designed for even a simple VDI deployment.



For organizations that are virtualizing core applications or remote user desktop environments, Datrium DVX provides the optimal infrastructure platform for delivering consistent world-leading performance for healthcare applications with simplified management. The Datrium solution can integrate into existing healthcare cloud environments and provides the flexibility to address unexpected growth and performance.

The Datrium DVX takes the approach of separating capacity from performance for flexibility in growing with the business, and at the same time combining the compute and storage into a solution that is effortless to manage.

With Datrium, each VMware host leverages local CPU and flash for performance while sharing the DVX storage pool for simpler overall management.

The DVX combination of compute and data components enables an extremely resilient and secure (encrypted) infrastructure to run the most critical healthcare applications.

This platform aligns with the needs of healthcare systems–locally, regionally, and even at the national scale—by increasing flexibility, reducing complexity, and improving performance while lowering both initial and long-term costs.



Leading Performance for Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

The Datrium DVX architecture works flawlessly with the EMR/EHR and PACS demanding performance requirements. Recent testing and validation by IOmark rank it as the fastest and most scalable platform in the industry. Global deduplication and compression are built-in with Datrium to ensure that you get the most out of your existing resources. Each host on Datrium can achieve up to 140K IOPS per server at ultra-low latency, providing the best EHR and PACS user experience. You can support mixed Healthcare database workloads (OLTP/OLAP) with improved latency and higher performance without creating cluster silos.


Security and Compliance with NIST FIPS 140-2 Certification

Datrium’s Blanket encryption is already an industry-first, providing software-based (without self-encrypting drive hardware dependencies) end-to-end encryption. The encryption secures Protected Health Information (PHI) data running on hosts, the host SSDs, the data nodes HDDs and SSDs, and the data in-flight between hosts and data nodes. Datrium encryption uses FIPS 140-2 AES-XTS-256 military grade crypto algorithm and leverages the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel ISA-L) with Intel AES new encryption instructions set (Intel AES-NI) to support healthcare organizations insatisfying regulations such as HIPAA, HITECH, PIPEDA, and the requirements of national healthcare systems.


Scalable Storage for PACS and VNA with Integrated Data Protection

Accelerate and modernize existing PACS and VNA deployments without IT infrastructure complexity. Datrium enables healthcare IT to seamlessly grow from a few terabytes to petabyte scale while lowering the expense and management overhead of traditional SAN and NAS arrays. Combining primary data along with secondary data management can now be supported in a comprehensive data center protection and copy data management solution. Datrium DVX provides the ideal component granularity and control features when securing application data assets for longer-term retention, including replication and backup to HIPAA compliant clouds.


Increased Purchase Predictability and Reduced TCO

Datrium deploys in minutes with new or existing servers. Its simplicity enables healthcare locations lacking on-site IT specialists with an easier way to manage their environment. Datrium is also ideal for multi-site health systems with thousands of sites, and the pay-as-you-grow model allows healthcare IT teams to add resources one node at a time, enabling growth to match the business demands.



With Datrium DVX, healthcare IT teams can rest easy knowing they have the best application performance, the highest levels of availability, industry leading data security, the simplest manageability, and the infrastructure economics to meet the demanding requirements of today’s modern healthcare organizations.






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