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Winter Haven Data Center Stores Innovative Medical Videos

Inland Fiber and Data (IF&D), a data center in Winter Haven, has been selected by the Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society (RAMSES) to house the group’s surgical video repository. RAMSES is a medical trade group that promotes the development of robotic assisted microsurgical tools and related products for use in surgical settings.

“Robotics enable surgeon’s precision, as well as providing the capability for surgeons to perform procedures on patients in remote locations,” says Tim Nissen, marketing manager for Six/Ten Corporation, which owns and operates Inland Fiber and Data. “Videos of RAMSES members’ surgical procedures are being hosted on data servers within Inland Fiber and Data. This provides the ability for members to archive their procedures, and allows for access of content by other members for research purposes.”

Robotic assisted microsurgical procedures are expected to become customary in the future, and according to Nissen, more than 600 robotic assisted procedures have been successfully completed around the world.

In addition to hosting data servers for groups like RAMSES, IF&D also provides disaster recovery services and is a provider of private cloud services, including its "storage on a wire'' solution. The IF&D data center, which opened in 1975, was part of a joint venture between AT&T and General Telephone Electric. Nissen explains how the location was strategically chosen.

“Winter Haven provides an ideal data center location as it is 168 feet above sea level and outside both the 500-year flood zone and the maximum wind-borne debris areas associated with land-falling hurricanes, he says. “IF&D’s location in the I-4 corridor between Orlando and Tampa provides clients multiple air and road access to its facilities. ”

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Tim Nissen, Six/Ten Corporation, Inland Fiber and Data
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