Medical Image Archiving

Managing the storage of medical images has long been a challenge for medical institutions. HUAWEI CLOUD provides OBS for image storage and archiving, which is a cost-effective solution that ensures the high reliability of image data.
Solution Advantages
  • Full-stack ICT Services

    HUAWEI CLOUD provides full-stack ICT public cloud services to meet the requirements of medical image cloud services. In addition, it can be flexibly used for application development, testing, and deployment to maintain sustainable service capabilities

  • Anytime and Anywhere

    Huawei OBS presents multiple choices for medical institutions to meet their image data archiving requirements. In addition, it integrates with core services such as Direct Connect (DC) and Elastic Cloud Server (ECS) to provide end-to-end reliable assurance for image data archiving.

  • Non-Disruptive Services

    The comprehensive archiving services cover hybrid storage, active-active archiving, and cloud storage archiving of medical image data, meeting the service development requirements of new healthcare institutions in the new era. HUAWEI CLOUD provides 24/7 support to ensure non-disruptive cloud services.

  • Security and Integrity

    Huawei OBS provides eleven-nines reliability to ensure system-level security of medical image data. HUAWEI CLOUD has received several authentications, such as Cloud Service Classified Protection Level III by the MPS of China, and ISO27001:2015 certification.

Business Challenges
  • Non-Disruptive Services

    On-premise PACS is costly and its O&M requires staffing of IT professionals to operate and maintain. Deploying PACS on the public cloud helps reduce costs and enables 24/7 service continuity without disrupting normal service flow.

  • Data Security & Integrity

    Access problems and data errors increase as the number of access requests for medical images increases. Using an integrated storage and management platform for videos running on the cloud platform solves these issues. Reducing unnecessary offline operation of data is also a necessary measure to improve data integrity.

  • Cost-effectiveness

    Legacy PACS, dependent on fat clients, is installed on local PCs or servers, resulting in high management costs for non-core businesses and complicating maintenance and upgrade of the PACS system. These issues can be resolved with the PACS cloud service with active-active archiving capability.

  • Wide Access

    PACS has become an enterprise-class tool for all professionals in the healthcare industry. Collaboration between departments requires wide access that depends on sharing of medical image data, something cloud storage is most suited to fulfill.

Typical Scenarios
  • Hybrid Storage

  • Offline Archiving

  • Active-Active Backup

  • Cloud Storage

Hybrid Storage

PACS saves image files to the public cloud object storage without the need to modify interfaces.

  1. Hybrid Medical Data Storage

    The Medical Image Archiving solution provides unified NAS interfaces for medical applications and mounts local file systems to ensure that application interfaces are compatible with local storage. In addition, it provides data center-level local cache for application processing, improving data transmission efficiency, and it connects to OBS to store user data in the public cloud so that files can be shared across departments and locations.

  2. Medical Data Archiving

    No hardware needs to be deployed in hospitals. The storage gateway is deployed with the ECS service and unified NAS interfaces are provided.

  3. Data is uploaded to the object storage through a VPN, meeting the long-term archiving requirements of medical data.

  4. HUAWEI CLOUD has received the following authentications: C-STAR, Trusted Cloud by MIIT China, Cloud Service Cybersecurity Evaluation by the Cyberspace Administration of China, Cloud Service Classified Protection Level III by the MPS of China, and ISO27001:2015.

  5. Object Storage Service

    Virtual Private Network

    Elastic Cloud Server

Offline Archiving

Medical images can be archived to the OBS in offline mode on Huawei Cloud platform with low cost.

  1. OBS

    OBS provides highly reliable long-term archiving and storage of medical image data in offline mode at low price per storage unit.

  2. Offline Archiving

    The storage backup and recovery software can be used to upload medical image data to OBS through Direct Connect or a VPN, allowing for long-term medical data archiving.

  3. HUAWEI CLOUD has received the following authentications: C-STAR, Trusted Cloud by MIIT China, Cloud Service Cybersecurity Evaluation by the Cyberspace Administration of China, Cloud Service Classified Protection Level III by the MPS of China, and ISO27001:2015.

  4. Object Storage Service

    Direct Connect

    Virtual Private Network

Active-Active Backup

The image services of modern medical institutions have active-active access requirements for image data on local and cloud (on- and off-premise) platforms. Through the public cloud gateway, PACS can archive local image data to OBS on the cloud platform. When patients leave the hospital, they can also remotely access their image data.

  1. Cloud Storage

    Huawei OBS provides 99.99% availability and eleven-nines durability. This solution provides a seamless storage cost reduction solution for existing PACS and supports the on-demand use of at-scale storage resources. It can be used together with ECS to provide flexible active-active image data archiving and access solutions.

  2. Image Index and Service Management Database

    HUAWEI CLOUD provides RDS that supports MySQL and SQL Server, allowing for image indexing and management. RDS can be integrated with ECS to cope with service pressure arising from long-term access of multi-party users and similar.

  3. Object Storage Service

    Elastic Cloud Server

    Elastic Load Balance

    RDS for MySQL

    Virtual Private Network

Cloud Storage

Professional medical imaging centers and community clinics store medical images on the public cloud when no private IT environment is available for storing image data. HUAWEI CLOUD provides OBS to store image data and provides ECS to support PACS application services for accessing and managing medical image data.

  1. OBS for Cloud Storage Pool

    Huawei OBS provides 99.99% availability and eleven-nines durability. This solution provides a seamless storage cost reduction solution for existing PACS and supports the on-demand use of at-scale storage resources. It can be used by professional medical imaging centers and community clinics to set up a storage pool on the HUAWEI CLOUD platform for storing medical image data.

  2. GACS for HPC

    GPU-accelerated Cloud Server (GACS) provides outstanding floating-point computing capabilities. This service is particularly suited to scenarios that require real-time, high concurrency, and capacity-intensive computing. GACS supports ECS instances of 1, 2, or 4 GPU cards and BMS instances of 8 GPU cards, flexibly matching various medical image processing and analysis scenarios.

  3. Object Storage Service

    GPU-accelerated Cloud Server

    Elastic Cloud Server

    Elastic Load Balance

    RDS for MySQL

    Virtual Private Network

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