Healthcare and Life Sciences

Save more data. Save more lives.


What if the cure was in the data you threw away?

Technology is enabling unprecedented advancements in every field of human health. And massive amounts of research and clinical data.

Between the increasingly lower costs of genome sequencing and the higher resolutions of 3D and 4D imaging, we are generating a wealth of information that is too expensive to store, yet too valuable—and, in many cases, unlawful—to throw away.

Analysts from IDC predict that healthcare data will reach 2.3 zettabytes by 2020!* Imagine the discoveries that await, if only there was an affordable way to store it all.

1. Source: “Driving Data Growth in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities for IT,” IDC/EMC, 2014

Wasabi Solution

With Wasabi, you don’t have to throw away data or deal with complicated storage tiering. You can afford to keep it all, at the same lightning-fast level of service. That’s because Wasabi is 1/5th the cost of Amazon S3 and 6x faster. It’s 100% bit-compatible with S3, and provides the same high level of durability and security. And unlike S3, Wasabi offers easy-to-configure immutable buckets, making it impossible to lose data to accidental changes, deletions, or ransomware.

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Healthcare and Life Sciences Cases

Between advances in imaging and diagnostic equipment and stringent record-keeping regulations, the healthcare industry is drowning in data. Here are some of the ways Wasabi may be just the storage cure you’ve been looking for.

Item 1

One human genome requires approximately 200 gigabytes of storage.

When sequencing the human genome, you rarely get a perfect string. That’s why you have to save all your raw sequencing reads and associated quality data. To draw valid conclusions, you must also analyze contextual information, such as individual health histories, geographical and environmental factors. That’s a lot of data. And it’s just the beginning.

Big data means big storage challenges

As the costs of whole genome sequencing continue to drop, the potential for large cohort genome analysis will dwarf today’s storage challenges. There are already many 100K-patient genome projects underway around the world.  That’s about 20 petabytes of information per project!


What could you do with $4 million?

That’s about how much money you’d save if you stored those 20 petabytes in Wasabi instead of the other leading cloud storage providers. Haven’t considered cloud storage? You should. Wasabi is just as secure as on-premise solutions and allows you to scale as you go. And you’ll never have to worry about technology obsolescence ever again. As for costs? Storing 1 PB of data in Wasabi costs less than the maintenance fees alone for a typical commercial storage server solution. That’s before you factor in the cost of the actual infrastructure, depreciation, and operating costs.

Item 2

One cubic millimeter of brain tissue represents a petabyte of data.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are drowning in data as highly sensitive cameras, light wave, and electron microscopy, and new modalities like 3D mammography and ultrasonic holography produce higher resolutions and larger file sizes.

These organizations adopt a “save everything” approach to ensure compliance with complicated regulations. But storage is expensive, so even that is not always possible. And understanding what doctors need now, and what can go into cold storage, makes complicated tiering strategies even more complicated.

Store it all in the cloud

Object storage in the cloud is ideal for large, unstructured content like medical images. The cloud is infinitely scalable. Expenses move from capex to opex. And you can say goodbye to losing your investment to technology obsolescence.


Hot Storage: Faster cloud storage for less

Perhaps you’re already storing some of your data in the cloud with services like Amazon S3. If so, we invite you to try Wasabi hot storage. We offer one simple storage tier. And it’s 6x faster than S3 at 1/5th the cost. In fact, Wasabi even costs less than Amazon Glacier– their slowest storage tier.

Item 3

Connected medical devices mean better care, and more data to store.

Real-time diagnostic data from connected medical equipment and home-health wearables promises to revolutionize medicine. Patients with long-term or chronic conditions can be monitored from the comfort of their homes. Instant access to information will speed diagnoses and response times. But perhaps the greatest potential of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) lies in the ability to save and analyze all the data these interconnected devices will generate over time.

Twelve billion medical IoT devices by 2020

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, within the next three years, 40 percent of the projected $117 million IoT industry will be related to healthcare. The IoMT will generate exabytes of additional data, a portion of which compliance regulations will mandate you save.  But what if we could store it all? What breakthroughs await when the power of analytics and machine learning are unleashed on vast archives of interconnected medical data?


The new economics of cloud storage

Storing it all may be impossibly cost prohibitive with today’s cloud storage technology. But Wasabi is next-generation cloud storage. Designed specifically for a world of petabytes and exabytes, not gigabytes and terabytes, Wasabi is able to deliver unprecedented performance at unheard of prices.

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The least expensive and most secure way to prepare for the worst.

Backing up to the cloud is a smart idea. Wasabi provides secure, scalable, and reliable cloud storage at a fraction of the price of Amazon S3. That makes it ideal for backing up everything from mission-critical databases and applications, to all your high-resolution images and media.

Immunity from Ransomware

Wasabi is designed with eleven nines (99.999999999%) of object durability, and is secure by default, with ACL-based user authentication, and AES 256 encryption of data at rest. And we offer easy-to-configure immutable buckets that make you impervious to hackers, accidental changes, or deletions. With immutability turned on, no one – you, Wasabi, or hackers—can delete or change your data.


Ideal solution for a multicloud strategy

If you’re already using the cloud for your primary storage, backing up a second copy with Wasabi is the smartest and simplest way to ensure continuity and protect your data.

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