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HIPAA Guidelines: Understanding Compliance in the Cloud 

In Cloudby Kirk WrightLeave a Comment

Learn about the HIPAA guidelines and gain a better understanding of how you and your IT provider play a part in cloud compliance. The international healthcare cloud computing market is projected to rise to a valuation of nearly $9.5 billion in 2020—an annual growth rate of 20.5%. For organizations that manage, store or transmit electronic protected health information (ePHI) and …

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Making the Hybrid Cloud More Accessible to the C-Suite

In Cloudby Carolina Curby-LucierLeave a Comment

Fear of cloud technology is, in part, driven by its name. Many of us perceive clouds to be short-lived, impossible to reach, and inaccessible—attributes that we don’t always want for our storage and compute needs. And the term “hybrid cloud” does more to confuse than clarify; although cloud solutions have been available for over a decade, there are still many …

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Assessing the Managed Hosting SLA: How to Make Sure It’s Right for Your Company

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Let’s face it: Your business can quickly outgrow your in-house infrastructure. One approach to accommodating the increased demand for your organization’s time, talent, space, and equipment is to move to either colocation or managed hosting. Whether you place your servers and equipment at a service provider’s location, or store your data on a vendor’s managed cloud environment, outsourcing some or …

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Choosing a Colocation Facility: Know Your ABCs

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You may be considering a change in IT operations to move from in-house to a colocation facility—a solution that allows you to move your servers and network to a purpose-built, offsite location for housing and ongoing improvement. This is often the case when the benefit of moving your servers outweighs the advantages of running when onsite. Cost savings, resiliency, and efficiency are …

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Why Businesses Love Cloud Technology [and Microsoft Office 365]  

In Cloudby Shelly Kramer2 Comments

Adopting cloud technology is the ultimate competitive advantage for businesses large and small, and it’s easy to see why: Cloud-based solutions are flexible, scalable, feature-heavy, and cost-effective—all major plusses for your organization. While many share those inherent similarities, it’s important to remember that not all cloud technologies are created equal. One cloud solution that stands above the rest is Microsoft …

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The Ins and Outs of Hybrid Cloud Analytics

In Cloudby Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

With the flood of businesses moving to cloud and hybrid cloud to manage the immense amount of data being generated each day, it makes sense that a new term, hybrid cloud analytics, would also take root. In a hybrid cloud or multi-cloud environment, there’s a whole lot of data in a whole lot of places. And while many cloud vendors …

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Are You Ready for Hybrid IT?

In Cloudby Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

It used to be that we associated the term “hybrid” with plug-in vehicles. But it turns out “hybrid” has an important role to play in the IT world, as well. As companies around the globe continue to explore new options in cloud and as-a-service (aaS) infrastructure, we’re seeing a delicate dance between cloud providers and on-site legacy systems—one where both …

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Just One is Not Enough: The Rise of Multi-Cloud

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According to recent research, nearly one-third of all businesses use four or more cloud vendors, and these organizations are more satisfied. Even the combination of one private cloud and one public cloud fails to be enough. As a result, the number of organizations relying on a multi-cloud approach will steadily increase: Researchers say 86 percent of enterprises plan to need …

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Flexible, Scalable Cloud Storage Now, DNA Storage Later

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Consider this: 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the past two years. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve—bringing billions more devices and data into the digital sphere—we face a huge potential problem in data storage. Now, that problem is being solved by the cloud. Chances are, your company is already using multiple levels of …