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MetaArchive II is a massively scalable enterprise on-line archive, designed for high availability and capable of serving numerous healthcare facilities at once. It can start with a small amount of storage (a few terrabytes) according to your needs and grow to be very large. MetaArchive II stores images for a period of years, and operates in conjunction with backup devices which duplicate information to other media for added redundancy and disaster recovery capability. Like the series I MetaArchive, MetaArchive II is typically used by MetaStores as a second tier long-term rapid-access repository of medical information. In addition, the series II MetaArchive is capable of super-redundancy as more than one MetaArchive may be deployed in fault-tolerant configuration, and located in many physical locations connected with many communications paths in order to give added availability and service reliability


MetaArchive II provides all of the capabilities of the MetaStore, and while it is intended to be used as a second tier of storage, it may be used as a super-scalable MetaStore in the first tier of storage. In the Meta Fusion storage architecture, MetaArchive II is fully capable of automatically switching into service as the primary medical information store in the event of a disaster resulting in the complete loss or unavailability of the MetaStore(s).


MetaArchive II is geography-independent. It may be deployed locally, or remotely, or as a combination of the two. It may be deployed as an asset, or as a service provided by Meta Fusion. Meta Fusion typically recommends that a MetaArchive solution be (partially) deployed in a (remote) tier 1 data center. Meta Fusion will ensure that the appropriate communications system is in place to ensure seamless inter-operation between a MetaArchive II and associated MetaStores and users.


Like a MetaStore, MetaArchive II is a special-recipe fault-tolerant DICOM and EMR store with scalable Terrabytes of primary high-performance reliable on-line storage and multi-network connectivity for access from anywhere, protected by world-class security. Meta Fusion's leading fault-tolerance architecture is put to work in engineering an expandible on-line store that provides the raw materials for a 5-9 rating in availability, which is generally considered as the highest uptime rating in the real-time on-line information systems industry. Meta Fusion brings the best from this very demanding world to your healthcare facility for uninterrupted operation of your routine and life-critical business.


MetaArchive II provides excellent value as the DICOM image store backup repository, and HIPAA-compliant disaster recovery solution for your PACS image distribution and archive needs. MetaArchive II can be operated as a zero-mainenance image repository, accepting studies from multiple MetaStores and from diverse modalities in a multitude of locations and healthcare facilities.


Meta Fusion's support and rapid response is included in your ownership or use of this enterprise-class system, MetaArchive II is designed to support multiple facilities and multitudes of user accounts, because the Meta Fusion PACS architecture requires that our storage devices be capable of precision collaboration without being limited by geographic location. Thus, your MetaArchive II can in principle reside anywhere. We can deploy it into your location, or outside of it, or you can rely on us to deploy it in one of our facilities and manage and operate it for you. Consider a hybrid approach to deployment, consisting of a MetaStore deployment into your facility, and a MetaArchive deployment in one of our facilities.


To the extent that accomodating your existing infrastructure does not undermine the standards set by Meta Fusion, the deployment of the MetaArchive can be carefully tuned to take into account your network infrastructure and topology, including throughput, usage, and existing security. Meta Fusion will recommend and can implement necessary changes to your network infrastructure and topology, including throughput, and security. Meta Fusion recommends the deployment of our MetaNetwork imaging networks for your PACS, teleradiology and infrastructure needs.


At the heart of the MetaStore A6622 is Meta Fusion's proprietary fault-tolerance recipe that is derived from our experience in building systems that are located in remote locations and designed to be used reliably by millions of users daily over the internet. The benefit this brings to you is the assurance that our systems will run continously and that your staff and affiliates will have access to medical information from any where and from everywhere, at any time and every time. Unlike the industry norms, the Meta Fusion PACS components do not just rely for their reliable operation on "RAID" and developments in the storage industry or on symmetric load balanced server farms. Instead, Meta Fusion's PACS components are inspired by an architecture that builds on detailed analyses and models of faults, failures and disasters, and includes accounting for non-conformant behavior of components, subsystems and inetgrated systems under stress and also in extreme conditions, conditions that have a low probability of occurence in normal use. By using our proven experience and know-how, and by not limiting our focus and our models to hardware unreliability, and software bugs and common failure modes, but also including edge case, processes, integration risks, business practices and human errors, we provide you with a superior and high quality product. We add other proprietary ingredients to the mix for even better results. The MetaStore family embodies these approaches and these advantages.


The MetaStore products are designed for various grades of hostile environments. As a rule, MetaStores expect electronic attacks and attempts at unauthorized access. Just because you may be a healthcare provider that helps people does not protect you from malicious attacks on the information super-highway. Your systems have to be secure and attack-hardened, including automatic responses to certain intrusions to control the impact of aggressive attackers These security designs and technologies are well-suited to HIPAA, and the MetaStore family is able to provide these benefits to your business.


TheMetaStore product family is available internationally and conforms with ISO 13485:2003 and 21 CFR 808, 812, 820 CGMP and QSR and with other applicable regulations.










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