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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IBM Takes Hold of Hybrid Computing

By Roger Mellman | June 27th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

In the past, there were not many cloud options for IBM i customers. That is all changing as IBM i computing is now generally available to deliver hybrid cloud options. IBM, a vocal supporter of hybrid cloud solutions, just took another step by enabling some of the last of its platforms, IBM i and AIX, […]

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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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Des Moines is Becoming a Tech Hub: Here are 3 Reasons Why

By Nate Olson-Daniel | May 29th, 2019 | Company and Community, Data Center, Unified Communications

As any good tech startup knows, scope creep can kill a business before it ever releases its first product. This can be tough given that, laser focus on the smaller aspects of a product is key to surviving the initial stages of a tech business. Another wise and guiding principal is the focus on customer experience. Des […]

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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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6 Important Considerations for Choosing a Secure Colocation Provider

By Claire Kirk | May 16th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

A simple online search will show the variety of colocation providers available. But where do you go next? How is the candidate pool narrowed down? It all starts with work on your part to determine what colocation specifications your business requires. If a large healthcare organization is selecting a colocation provider, their needs may be […]

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