HP StorageWorks Medical Archive Solution (MAS) uses computing grid-based software to implement an Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution for secure and reliable storage and transmission of medical imaging data. It addresses the scalability and economical challenges of long-term archiving plus rapid access to medical imaging information regardless of the size of the organization. It includes technology refreshes and meets mission critical requirements for ubiquitous access, data protection and business continuity. HP MAS aligns with the design principles of the adaptive enterprise by reducing the number of storage silos across your IT environment and enables access to the patient information when you need it. Standardization (Use of industry -standard interfaces, platforms and software) provides a cost effective storage solution that supports your long-term archival requirements.