Hybrid Cloud for Healthcare Data Management

Hybrid Cloud for Healthcare Data Management

Run medical imaging workloads and store patient records with AWS Outposts and Cloudian HyperStore

Imaging systems in medical organizations generate over 600 million high-resolution images per year in the USA alone. As medical imaging becomes almost exclusively digital, repositories are becoming a huge burden for medical organizations. They also present a tremendous opportunity for improving medical workflows, sharing information between institutions, departments, and caretakers, and performing new types of analysis that can advance healthcare services.

As governed by HIPAA regulations, healthcare institutions in the U.S. sometimes need to store patient information on premises, securing it in their own data centers to preserve data privacy. This usually means that while most healthcare organizations want to be cloud-centric, only a fraction of the data can reside in the cloud. AWS Outposts with Cloudian HyperStore brings the scalability and flexibility of the cloud into your data center for effortless and unified hybrid cloud data management.

AWS Outposts with Cloudian

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that brings native AWS services,infrastructure, and operating models on-premises to your data centers and co-location facility for a true hybrid experience. Outposts is meant for healthcare workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data residency, and migration of applications with local system interdependencies.

Cloudian HyperStore is certified as part of the AWS Outposts Service Ready Program. HyperStore storage appliances and software-defined storage provide AWS Outposts customers with an industry-leading solution for enterprise class, secure, S3-compatible storage. Deployed alongside AWS Outposts in your datacenter, HyperStore provides a proven storage option for capacity-intensive workloads, satisfying critical requirements like data locality, residency, and security. The solution allows healthcare organizations to seamlessly store, move and protect any unstructured data across locations —all at up to 70% less cost than traditional disk-based storage systems.


Cloud, In Your Data Center

AWS Outposts brings cloud processing to your data center. Cloudian complements this by giving you storage capacity on demand. To expand, simply add nodes, either in one site or across multiple sites. Manage it all within a single namespace, from a single management console, and search metadata across all your sites with a single query. Integrated tools even let you create a data copy within Amazon S3 if desired.

Meet Your Data Locality and Latency Needs

With Outposts and Cloudian, applications and their data are all on-prem, behind your firewall, which is ideal for regulated or sensitive data that have residency requirements. Cloudian’s software-defined storage or all-flash or HDD-based appliances deliver the fast, low-latency data access your applications require.

Healthcare Application Ready

Outposts with Cloudian HyperStore integrates with a host of healthcare applications, including PACS and VNAs. This allows healthcare customers to create and manage a scalable repository in their data center for all unstructured medical data, which may have sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI).

Exceptional Data Security – HIPAA Ready

Extensive security features make it possible to deploy and operate the solution in a cost-effective manner, while adhering to HIPAA standards.

AWS Outposts rack is HIPAA eligible, FedRAMP authorized, GxP compatible, PCI, SOC, ISMAP, IRAP, and FINMA compliant, and ISO, CSA STAR, and HITRUST certified. FedRAMP granted authorization to AWS Outposts, excluding the hardware components of the service. This means customers and agencies can make a risk-based decision to use AWS Outposts hardware components or conduct a Type Accreditation to review the hardware components of AWS Outposts to process FedRAMP workloads.

Cloudian HyperStore is certified compliant with SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511, and CFTC Rule 1.31(c)-(d). Available S3 Object Lock with root disable capability provides system level data immutability for compliance, governance, legal hold, or protection from ransomware. Other security capabilities include AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest, SSL for data in transit (HTTPS), transparent key management, rolebased access controls (RBAC), audit trail logging, and secure shell with root disable.

Multi-Tenant Shared Storage Environment

The solution is well suited for large enterprise shared IT environments. Outposts supports granular resource sharing across multiple tenants while maintaining separation. On the storage side, Cloudian’s advanced identity and access management features allow system administrators to provision and manage groups and users, define specific classes of service, and configure billing and charge-back policies. This enables a fully multi-tenant deployment with Cloudian supporting multiple groups across the organization.



  • AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models with AWS Outposts, working with a fully managed on-prem S3-compatible storage, bringing the cloud to your data center
  • Cloud like flexibility and scalability to exabytes
  • Available as a service through AWS marketplace (Cloudian HyperStore)
  • 70% lower TCO than traditional SAN and NAS storage


  • Fully managed, GPU-enabled service from Outposts with compatible storage from Cloudian
  • Addresses data residency preferences with fully on-prem storage
  • Delivers local processing and capacity-on-demand for your most data-intensive use cases like PACS and VNA
  • HIPAA Ready: Military-grade security and compliance certifications
  • Data immutability with S3 Object Lock
  • Easy, scalable hybrid cloud
    • Proven interoperable with applications that support Amazon S3
    • Machine Learning inference at the edge
    • Supports replication to Amazon

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White-Glove Support

AWS Outposts is fully managed and supported by AWS. Your Outposts rack is delivered, installed, monitored, patched, and updated by AWS. When your Outpost is installed and is visible in the AWS Management Console, AWS will monitor it as part of the public AWS Region and will automatically execute software upgrades and patches. If there is a need to perform physical maintenance, AWS will reach out to schedule a time to visit your site.

Cloudian HyperStore for Outposts is a fully managed offering available for purchase via AWS marketplace (only for AWS Outposts Servers), that includes hardware and software components and professional services. Regular health checks for the storage with Cloudian Support Engineers monitor your system’s status and provide you with updates on best practices. Customers can also use Cloudian HyperStore with Outposts rack and get the same functionality for larger scale systems. Please contact your Cloudian or AWS representative for more details.

With Outposts and Cloudian, you can reduce the time, resources, operational risk, and maintenance downtime required for managing healthcare IT infrastructure.

Industry’s Lowest TCO

Built for storage efficiency, Cloudian systems save up to 70% when compared with traditional enterprise storage. Choose HDD-based platforms for the industry’s lowest TCO. Or select Cloudian’s all-flash appliance for 3X better price/performance than competing flash-based systems.

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