Andrew Carnegie famously said, "Put all your eggs in one basket – and then watch that basket."
At a logical level, CortexArchive appears as a single storage basket for all imaging content.
At a physical level, though, it consists of many independent storage replicas (copies of data) that can be spread geographically, organizationally (some in the public cloud, some in private cloud, some on premise), and technologically (block storage, file storage, and object storage).
With support for Bring Your Own Storage (e.g., SAN/NAS device or online object storage account), CortexArchive can take advantage of customer-provided storage mechanisms which can be colocated with the Cortex servers or reside remotely.
Consolidating storage for all imaging studies (e.g., radiology, cardiology, dermatology), reports and related documents results in several benefits: