As open hardware continues to move from hyperscale to enterprise deployments, we are beginning to see new markets evaluate open designs.
One such industry that can benefit greatly from solutions driven by the Open Compute Project (OCP) is Healthcare. Patient and data-centric demands, recently caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, have had a remarkable impact in all critical areas of Healthcare.
Telehealth, Electronic Records Management (ERM) and AI will all contribute to this leap in Healthcare IT infrastructure. Frost & Sullivan predicts a wave of growth in Healthcare infrastructure needs, including a forecasted sevenfold growth in telehealth by 2025 – which is a five-year compound annual growth rate of 38.2%.
With this growth comes additional challenges, including how to scale and how to store and process patient data, to ensure low-latency for certain workloads -- including critical illness data. In addition to these challenges, healthcare facilities also need to ensure regulatory requirements continue to stay top of mind, according to federal and local guidelines.
Two members within the OCP Community have come together to address these challenges with open designs. PCX Corporation and ITRenew have created a turnkey, on-premises Modular Data Center (MDC), specifically designed for mission-critical Healthcare Services.
Based on OCP approved specifications, PCX’s containerized, circular data center units meet the unique needs of various medical facilities, including hospitals. This MDC, combined with ITRenew’s hyperscale-powered Sesame rack-scale solutions, ensures medical professionals have better access to handle the growth in data processing, which can be generated by Telehealth, EMR and other patient data.
Learn more about the complete, collaborative PCX and ITRenew Modular Data Center design, featured on the OCP Marketplace here.