Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced that Carestream Health, a number one global provider of medical imaging systems, has selected HPE to power a transformative new healthcare initiative supported by artificial intelligence-as-a-service (AIaaS). Based in Rochester, NY, Carestream will use HPE GreenLake for Machine Learning Operations (ML Ops), a machine learning-optimized cloud service infrastructure powered by HPE Ezmeral and HPE Pointnext AI Services. The new infrastructure enhances X-ray solutions and workflows for medical professionals and patients, facilitating the subsequent generation of AI-enabled imaging devices for diagnosis.
Carestream’s next-generation platform leverages powerful AI technology to streamline, transform, and improve the medical imaging process, adding value across the whole imaging chain for both patients and providers. AI algorithms are wont to improve accuracy, automate radiology workflow processes, and reduce cycle times. The new AIaaS healthcare solution will accelerate development, compliance, and operational processes like deploying updates of the latest machine learning and deep learning models. Over time, hospitals using Carestream’s platform are going to be ready to scale to help more patients and use mobile solutions to deal with patient needs wherever needed. Time-consuming local software updates are going to be replaced by cloud hardware and repair upgrades, enabling hospitals to evolve their medical imaging capabilities, seamlessly meeting compliance requirements.
HPE’s collaboration with Carestream will impact medical imaging technology on a worldwide scale, as Carestream’s X-ray platforms are already in use across 140 countries, spanning over 100,000 pieces of kit and 35 different hardware configurations. Deploying Carestream’s robust pipeline of advanced AI algorithms across diverse legacy hardware is challenging, but HPE’s hybrid cloud solution will play a key role.
Collaborating closely with Carestream and delivering the initial AI advisory services, HPE experts will provide Carestream a scalable, future-proof AIaaS platform to develop, deploy, monitor, and support AI models served to Carestream’s edge imaging systems. HPE servers include GPUs developed by NVIDIA, a key AI hardware partner within the project, enabling each server to tackle multiple imaging and analysis tasks simultaneously. HPE and NVIDIA technology also will facilitate federated learning – the aggregation of anonymized machine learning data across multiple provider facilities. Federated learning is predicted to revolutionize healthcare research and development over the subsequent decade, enabling researchers to extend diagnostic intelligence and automation without compromising patient privacy.
The end-to-end AIaaS platform to be delivered by HPE GreenLake was architected by HPE’s Pointnext Services team as a trusted services partner, using HPE storage, servers, HPE Ezmeral software, and partner solutions like those provided by SUSE. HPE will handle the entire solution execution, including ongoing care, AI operations, and infrastructure management. The new platform will enable Carestream to scale back its AI-related research and development costs while accelerating the company’s AI-powered imaging, workflow automation, and analytics innovations.
HPE GreenLake for ML Ops makes it easier and faster to urge started with ML/AI projects, and seamlessly scale them to production deployments. Customers can deploy AL/ML workloads on HPE's ML-optimized cloud service infrastructure, an answer that's designed to deal with all aspects of the ML lifecycle, from data preparation to model building, training, deployment, monitoring, and collaboration.
HPE GreenLake cloud services provide customers with a strong foundation to drive digital transformation through an elastic as-a-service platform that will run on-premises, at the sting, or during a colocation facility. Customers of all sizes will find that HPE GreenLake combines the simplicity and agility of the cloud with the governance, compliance, and visibility that comes with hybrid IT. Large enterprises will particularly appreciate that HPE GreenLake offers a variety of cloud services that accelerate innovation, including cloud services for bare metal, compute, container management, data protection, HCI, HPC, machine learning operations, networking, SAP HANA, storage, VDI, and VMs.
The HPE GreenLake Cloud Services business is rapidly growing, with over $4.5 billion in total contract value, and quite 830 selling partners. Today, HPE GreenLake has over 1,000 enterprise customers across 50 countries altogether industry sectors and sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, government and public sector organizations, and little and midmarket enterprises.
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is that the global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the longer term and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open, and intelligent technology solutions, with a uniform experience across all clouds and edges, to assist customers to develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance.
About Carestream Health
Carestream may be a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a good range of commercial, medical, electronic, and other applications—all backed by a worldwide service and support network.