How You Can Avoid HIPAA Violations in the Cloud

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has a massive impact on how companies in the healthcare industry operate. HIPAA sets forth a number of national standards for protecting personal health information (PHI) from disclosure. Avoiding HIPAA violations is a constant ...
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Multi-layered Security is Essential When Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has a Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker that highlights the “total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas: server, disk storage, and Ethernet switch.” According to a recent issue of the IDC tracker, total spending ...
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The Top 3 Myths of Secure Cloud Computing

The Top 3 Myths of Secure Cloud Computing Cloud Security is a Secret Affair In today’s world, it doesn’t matter if you are 3 feet, 3 miles, or 3,000 miles away from the data you access within your applications. It is about how that data is handled behind the scenes. 
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Moving Your Applications to the Cloud

Moving an application to the cloud can be a daunting task, considering that most enterprise applications were never designed to be established in such a new level of Information Technology Architecture, that spans multiple data centers. It’s interesting to realize that applications have evolved, ...
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Why Should My Business Be On The Cloud?

Essentially every single business or organization can benefit from cloud computing. From large, multi-national corporations to small, single-owner start-ups, nearly all businesses can enhance their capabilities and improve their performance by making use of the cloud. The flexibility of the cloud ...
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Getting out of the Data Center Business for Multi-Site Companies

Scenario (Healthcare) Developing an “all-in” solution with a Healthcare Provider to bring all of their workloads to the cloud is a complex and risky endeavor. They can have multiple locations with direct circuits tied back to their data center that’s usually in desperate need of an upgrade. 
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Have You Tested Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Lately?

Having a disaster recovery (DR) plan is an important part of ensuring business resiliency and continuity in the face of any event that causes a loss of access to the company’s primary production environment. However, it’s not enough to simply have a disaster recovery plan—businesses need to test ...
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Is Your Data Valuable Enough To Be Breached?

Companies today who leverage cloud providers should reevaluate what data is being stored, and if the data is being exposed to hackers or ransomware. A recent example of this was where a cloud customer realized their data could be hosting potential protected and sensitive information that if ...
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Keeping Cloud Costs from Spiraling Out of Control

One of the major advantages of using the cloud for your IT infrastructure is that it can provide significant CAPEX and OPEX savings. However, many companies that adopt cloud services can find themselves being ambushed with hidden costs and fees for services that they thought would be included. Here ...
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