The Synapse® Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is, for patients, a life-critical application - crucial to diagnosis and care.
Performance and reliability are top priority for large scale PACS, and customers require a high performance, highly available system that contains all the features necessary for radiologists to perform prompt and accurate diagnoses, ensuring the highest level of patient care.
Cost, efficiency and scalability also play a large role in this competitive and cost conscious market. Until recently, ensuring performance and availability in physical environments was not compatible with keeping costs down because it required adding hardware, increasing complexity, and, in larger environments, replicating SAN and HSM fabrics.
With VMware virtualization, Fujifilm can offer its customers the performance, reliability and scalability they need in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Testing shows that Synapse performs very well in a VMware virtualized environment, and scalability becomes simply a matter of deploying additional virtual machines when more capacity is required. For reliability, Fujifilm extends its existing DR and BC solutions by leveraging VMware technologies to eliminate planned downtime during system upgrades, ensure that each Synapse server has the resources it needs to perform well, and provide failover in the event of unexpected downtime.