EMC, Siemens join forces data management and storage

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Siemens Medical Solutions and EMC Corp. have announced a strategic alliance which will allow Siemens to offer the full range of EMC network storage systems to the healthcare customers.
Specifically, Siemens will offer EMC Symmetrix, CLARiiON and Centera networked storage systems with its medical imaging systems, Soarian health information solutions (HIS), and syngo suite of RIS and PACS offerings.

The main objective of the partnership is to offer healthcare organizations a tiered information infrastructure to implement an information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy.

"EMC's world-class storage and information management expertise, combined with Siemens' comprehensive portfolio of medical imaging and information technologies, enables us to deliver complete solutions that bring exceptional value to our customers," said Gordon Rice, senior vice president, Customer Solutions Group, Siemens Medical Solutions. "We look forward to working together to help ensure clinicians have immediate access to information at the point of need, and to expand the options available to our customers for managing their growing volumes of digital healthcare data."