Recently CORAID, a Linux Devices company announced their offering of AoE, ATA over Ethernet drives. FreeMED and B-MAS will recommend the use of these drives as part of a warehousing strategy for data recovery.
FreeMED now allows the secure remote storage of its data using PGP 2048 keys to encrypt the data stored remotely. Because data can be stored regularly, securely and off site, there is never a time when records, even during catastrophic events cannot be quickly reassembled and the program run. Using this type of data storage locally as well as remotely allows for quick uptime even after local disaster such as loss of a server. Because all the FreeMED data, including patient EMR, CMR and billing are stored, there is no lag time in resuming full system operation.
EtherDrive� Storage uses the ATA-Over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol to allow hosts to access disks as network connected, block storage devices. A shared pool of EtherDrive� Storage has unlimited expansion. AoE is a simple open protocol designed specifically to transport disk commands over Ethernet. Unlike iSCSI, AoE does not require processing of TCP/IP, this reduces host processing load and eliminates the need for expensive network adapters.
Please contact www.freemedsoftware.org or www.b-mas.com for implementation and configuration details.