How Choosing the Right Data Center Provider Will Benefit Your Organization

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 9, 2016 12:42:32 AM

Being on the cutting edge of technology and implementing it into your in-house data center isn’t always practical in terms of resources needed and the cost associated with new equipment.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Check How Compliant Your HIPAA Compliant Data Center Really Is

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 3, 2016 5:51:26 PM

Whether you currently have a compliant data hosting solution or are considering migrating to one, you should ask and answer the following questions before choosing a vendor.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Colocation Providers Instead of In-House Data Center

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 1, 2016 12:53:35 AM

If you’re considering colocation providers to house your IT equipment rather than attempting to build and manage your own data center, one thing that may make it easier to sell to upper level management is this:

For budgeting purposes, it might be easier to justify an operational expenditure line item for a colocation facility than to continually ask year after year for capital expenditures to build, own, and manage your own data center.

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Topics: Colocation

Our GRC’s Opinion on Data Integrity at the Data Center for the Life Sciences Industry

Posted by Stephen Ferrell on Oct 26, 2016 4:10:44 PM

In past eighteen months much has been written, said and opinioned about ‘Data Integrity’ for the regulated Life Sciences industry.  It’s not entirely surprising though, for far too long validations were passed without incident and in many cases without questioning the robustness of system data inputs and outputs. No longer is the ALCOA (Attributable Legible Contemporaneous Original Accurate) principal being widely and wisely applied to regulated applications.

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Topics: Data Integrity, Life Sciences, GRC

What to Ask a Colocation Managed Services Provider

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 25, 2016 9:08:21 PM

If you’re been researching colocation managed services, you probably have a good idea of the many benefits you’ll receive with this solution. What’s a little trickier to figure out is how to select the best solution from the various offerings in data centers today. 

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Topics: Colocation

Top 3 Questions to Ask a Colocation Hosting Service Provider

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 18, 2016 11:15:07 PM

You may be in the market for a colocation hosting service solution for your IT infrastructure, or maybe you’re just interested in learning more about this option. Either way, we’ve laid out the top three questions you should ask a colocation hosting service provider to help you determine how comprehensive their solution is.

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Topics: Colocation

Firmware Integrity and the HIPAA Security Rule

Posted by Jose Gonzalez on Oct 13, 2016 12:14:12 PM

Firmware is everywhere; from the largest data center to the smallest networked LED light bulb. It is the most powerful code on any system because it controls how devices operate. Compromised firmware can be used to corrupt or steal data, spy on your environment or even destroy the system it is controlling.

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Topics: HIPAA, Firmware

How Your Business Will Benefit From a Proven Colocation Solution

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 12, 2016 9:20:26 PM

Colocation solutions aren’t just for big business anymore. Small and medium-sized businesses are finding the benefits of colocation with the help of proven solutions from premiere colocation hosting providers.

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Topics: Colocation

How You Can Scale Rapid Growth With Data Center Colocation

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 7, 2016 8:45:00 AM

Your business is growing, and you’re out of physical space for your IT needs. At this point, you have a pretty big decision to make: should you expand your current facilities or move to data center colocation?

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Topics: Colocation

How Do You Compare One Colocation Data Center to Another

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 5, 2016 8:33:57 PM

The most important thing you can do when comparing colocation data centers is to consider not only what your requirements are today, but what the colocation data center can help you with in the future. You certainly don’t want the immense hassle, cost, and potential downtime of having to move data centers every third year.

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Topics: Colocation