Cloud is driving unprecedented levels of data growth and demanding strong interdependency between the server, network, and storage environments. Customers like TOTVS agree that in order to properly consolidated and centralize cloud environments, organizations need improved, easy-to-manage Infrastructures, capable of cloud scale and performance.
TOTVS based in Brazil, is that country’s market leader and the sixth largest software company in the world, supporting more than 26,000 customers in 23 countries. TOTVS’ SAN stores and switches 200 terabits of storage and is growing quickly as customers increasingly prefer to access and run applications in the cloud.
TOTVS’ main data center hosts applications that are used by clients, such as TOTVS ERP and Fluig, a platform that allows clients to manage processes, documents and identity through a single interface. Fluig integrates applications including business process management, enterprise content management, analytics, mail, social media, web content management, and Fluig’s secure identity management solution.
As more of these large data centers are built, managing them efficiently will have to both from a facilities, and an IT point of view. The research firm, IDC has started tracking a category of software called DCIM or Read More »
In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Jamie MacQuarrie (@JMacQuarrie) and Jay Cuthrell (@qthrul) discuss both the history and future of the data center. How have automation and standards changed the operational model for applications? How are roles changing with the changing technology?
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The Internet of Everything is altering not only our personal lives, but also business practices across every major industry – healthcare included. From telehealth to increasing caregiver efficiency to data sharing, the IoE enables opportunities for improvement. But with these new connections and advances in healthcare technology, many physicians and healthcare professionals are skeptical of this new wave of advancements.
How do you appease these apprehensions? Hosting in environments that are HIPAA compliant to start. But consider the opportunities to use large data sets of a population for better treatment.
Cloud opens opportunities to utilize the Internet of Things to better treat cities, states, countries and the entire world. Physicians have begun using multiple devices to track patient information because cloud environments and applications can provide omnipresent access to medical records, as well as increase the opportunity for communication among other physicians. For example, when flu season rolls around, data can be gathered and analyzed from previous seasons to better inform the endangered cities of when the flu season will begin.
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner decided to see where rising healthcare costs were actually being spent; his research is discussed in The Human Face of Big Data.
Brenner, with a memory drive containing the records of 600,000 hospital visits, built a map linking hospital claims to patients’ addresses. He analyzed the patterns of data and the results took him by surprise, about 1,000 people accounted for 30% of hospital bills, because these patients were showing up in the hospital time after time.
Furthering the connection of data and the cloud, when surveyed, 63% of consumers were comfortable with having their medical records stored in the cloud. With movement of the patient record to the cloud, there will be more opportunity to analyze cross population data to better evaluate care protocols and support evidenced based medicine. In addition, when using the cloud to facilitate analyzing patient data, there are more opportunities for collaboration and continuation of care by allowing experts from around the world to share their expertise in a secure and seamless environment. It also allows simplified scalability and the opportunity for expansion for smaller organizations or providers with fewer resources immediately available in non-cloud, on-premises, environments.
As we continue to virtualize more and more aspects of our lives, we will move toward a wholly cloud-based healthcare system. Ahead are the days that healthcare providers will deliver unique patient experiences through cloud-based services securely through purpose-built private and healthcare community clouds.
The OpenStack Summit for Spring 2014 is scheduled to take place in Atlanta from May 12-16. The general session speaking proposals for the Summit are submitted against the various Summit tracks and the proposed sessions go through a community voting process. While the chairs for each track determine the final list of presentation topics, the voting process is a good way to involve the community to shape the agenda for the Summit. You must be a member of the OpenStack Foundation to vote (join here, if you are not a member). You can start voting here on the various submissions. Voting closes at midnight central time on Monday, March 3.
Many Cisco lead sessions and sessions in collaboration with our partners from other companies have been submitted. The list below captures the details of our submitted talks with hyperlinks to the abstract information. If you find any of the proposals interesting, we urge you to vote for them. Cisco is one of the Premier Sponsors for the OpenStack Summit and we look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.