6 Ways to Dramatically Boost Banking and Financial Security

By Michael Hannan | July 23rd, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

In this extensive article we outline 6 highly effective banking and financial security tactics for keeping your business safe from cybercriminals. Every year, the scope and impact of banking and financial security threats expand. Banking and financial businesses must adhere to PCI DSS rules, but many choose to take further data security measures to build consumer confidence […]

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5 Steps to Strengthen Financial Data Security

By Claire Kirk | July 18th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Security

It is no surprise that banking and other financial organizations are highly targeted by cyber criminals. In fact, Per Statista reported that the majority (571) of 1,244 reported breaches in 2018 impacted general business, while 363 hit medical/healthcare organizations. Banking, credit unions, and financial organizations rounded out the top three with 135 breaches. The government […]

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What are Effective Information Security Policies for the Banking Industry?

By Claire Kirk | July 11th, 2019 | Colocation, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

If you work within the banking industry, writing effective information security policies is more than laying out a set of rules to follow. Like all financial institutions, banks are exposed to a variety of operational and transactional risks, including crime, employee fraud, and natural disasters. Due to the nature of information gathered regarding the financial […]

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What is Cloud Repatriation and When Does It Make Sense?

By Mike McHenry | June 12th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

Companies’ enthusiasm for public cloud solutions is waning, as more and more are bringing workloads and storage resources back in-house. In fact, a report on cloud repatriation by 451 Research stated that 20 percent of companies surveyed said that cost drove them to move one or more of their workloads from public clouds to private […]

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What is Bare Metal Cloud?

By Nate Olson-Daniel | June 6th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

It seems like these days; you cannot get through a conversation in IT without hearing something about the cloud. Major enterprises have migrated to the cloud and are seeing the benefits. Others are watching their competitors’ profit from hosting their IT infrastructure in the cloud and are now thinking about making the move themselves. Picking […]

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Des Moines’s Newest Cash Crop: Data Centers

By Nate Olson-Daniel | June 4th, 2019 | Colocation, Company and Community, Compliance, Data Center

Des Moines is now home to major data center facilities from three of the largest tech companies in the world. Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple have all chosen this quiet midwestern city as part of their global technology strategies. As a local technology company that built the first purpose-built commercial data center in the state (and several others), […]

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Debunking Underground Data Center Misconceptions

By Claire Kirk | May 30th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Security

Data center spending is continuing to rise. According to a Fortune report, the United States saw a $18.2 billion investment in building or buying data centers in the first half of 2017. With all of this growth that we are seeing, some of it is taking place underground. Data center and colocation providers are looking […]

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4 Colocation Myths the Healthcare Industry Should Leave Behind

By Claire Kirk | May 23rd, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Healthcare IT, Security

Whether you are running a hospital, a healthcare research facility, or any other type of medical facility where you provide care to patients, safety and security is a top concern. Protecting electronic protected health information (ePHI) requires a high level of performance, compliance, and security. Do not let the colocation myths sway you, data center […]

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Key Takeaways: Security and Privacy Concerns for Healthcare Data

By Claire Kirk | May 21st, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Healthcare IT, Security

“In the last six years of conducting the [Ponemon] study, it’s clear that efforts to safeguard patient data are not improving,” says Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder, Ponemon Institute. The Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data published by the Ponemon Institute in 2016, confirmed what many who work with electronic […]

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Considerations for Choosing a Colocation Provider Infographic

By marketing | May 17th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Security
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