Chapter 6: The Cancer Therapy and Research Center
Figure 6-2 Percentage Contribution to TCO (Source: Cancer Therapy and
Research Center, 2004)
Over time, Luter and his team intend to create a tiered storage infrastructure
with clustered Fibre Channel solutions at the high end and a mix of Advanced
Technology Attachment (ATA) drives, optical, and content addressed storage
(CAS) at the low end (with replication services between both campuses). Content
addressable storage offers a ﬂexible solution for large, image-intensive data sets
whose frequency of access might be unpredictable, whereas optical data storage
offers permanent and unalterable solutions for retention of large data sets.
The major IT initiatives on the horizon for the CTRC are completion of the
migration to the Cisco IP Storage Services Modules (and decommissioning of the
SN5428-2 storage routers) for both iSCSI and FCIP and clustering server
environments for greater redundancy at the host level.