What is Colocation?

By marketing | September 12th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

What is colocation? Colocation or colocation hosting is a highly secure data center facility where equipment, servers, space, and bandwidth are available for purchase to businesses. Colocation is a data center facility that companies can buy space in to host their servers and experience higher security and guaranteed uptime. Most companies are not in the […]

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HITRUST vs HIPAA: What You Need to Know

By Claire Kirk | September 3rd, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Healthcare IT, Security

Security rules surrounding the healthcare industry and its technology can seem overwhelmingly complicated and strict, but the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is becoming a viable and simplified option for both vendors and covered entities. Even with HITRUST, healthcare providers still have some questions. What exactly is HITRUST, how does it differ from HIPAA, and how […]

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Microsoft Hikes the Price for Taking Its On-Premises Licenses to AWS and Google

By Claire Kirk | August 29th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

Microsoft recently announced new licensing changes that target its competing public cloud vendors that run Microsoft software. Starting October 1st, 2019, Microsoft software will become significantly more expensive to run on non-Azure cloud like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Alibaba. Microsoft, the world’s second largest public cloud provider, positioned this price increase as simply […]

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HIPAA Security Awareness Training Infographic

By marketing | August 23rd, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security
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What is Managed Storage?

By Claire Kirk | August 22nd, 2019 | Colocation, Data Center, IT Security, Security

What is managed storage or a managed data storage solution? Put simply, it is a secure service that is designed to offload an organization’s data storage requirements to a third-party managed service provider. The storage can be located onsite or offsite, depending on the company’s needs, and the service provider they select. Managed storage services […]

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Five Vital Elements for Disaster Plan Success

By marketing | August 6th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection

A Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan is an essential part of your company’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP), the living document that details how your organization guards against future disasters, ranging from viruses to terrorist attacks to hurricanes and natural disasters. While people often use the terms business continuity and disaster recovery interchangeably, the two mean very different […]

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What is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?

By marketing | August 1st, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection, Security

What is Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS)? DRaaS is a cloud computing and backup service model that uses cloud resources to protect applications and data from disruption caused by disaster. It gives an organization a total system backup that allows for business continuity in the event of system failure. A DRaaS provider can ensure uninterrupted performance of IT […]

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4 Colocation Myths the Banking Industry Should Leave Behind

By Claire Kirk | July 25th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

“Colocation is not secure enough for financial banking IT.” “Colocation will not meet the PCI DSS compliance requirements that we have in banking.” “Colocation would not provide the network performance that we require.” Does this sound familiar? Colocation facilities play an essential role in the storage and security of a banking organization’s data and digital […]

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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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