Most businesses today are reaching capacity with their in-house data centers. Either they’re running out of floor space for more servers to accommodate a growing business, or they’re outliving their legacy cooling and power systems.
A good case study can show you how one company was successful in ways that might not have been considered or can even give you great insight into structuring your own successful solution. And if you’re concerned with HIPAA compliant colocation issues, you’ll definitely want to read this new case study.
Colocation services are on the rise, especially with more companies realizing the efficiencies of scale and the ease of rapidly growing your IT needs.
Colocation hosting versus managed hosting comes down ultimately to a matter of control over your hardware and equipment.
If you’re sending out requests for proposals (RFPs) to colocation facilities you’ve narrowed your focus to, the following tips may help you weed through all of the detail and find your new trusted business partner.
Managed colocation gives you more than just colocating your servers in a data center off-site. It gives you the freedom to use your IT resources more wisely and focus their efforts on business strategies.
Secure cloud hosting is a mainstay for many companies today, several of which are regulated and have very specific needs. We’ve put together a quick checklist of what you need to know about secure cloud hosting so you can make an informed decision about a provider.
How confident are you that your compliant cloud hosting solution is GxP compliant? If you’re using a big box data center and you’re not 100 percent certain that your solution is compliant, you need to read a new e-Book by ByteGrid, The Trustworthy Guide to the Compliant Datacenter.
One of the main things that makes ByteGrid ‘stand out from the crowd’ of other hosting providers is our ability to support audits. This is one of the #1 reasons that our clients have partnered with us. We offer full audit support & we don’t expect blind trust. Regulated companies should expect transparency when selecting a datacenter partner. Regulatory agencies require it. Your GxP and HIPAA compliant hosting provider should fully support your regulatory requirements, and that means agreeing to an audit by a regulatory agency when it’s required, and agreeing to audits by customers so that they know what they’re getting before the regulators show up.
If you’re interested in partnering with a compliant colocation provider, you may understand the challenges IT department face with GxP / 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. And while your chosen data center may argue that their SAS 70 Type 2 or SSAE 16 certifications are adequate substitutes for actual 21 CFR Part 11 / GxP compliance, don’t be fooled by smoke and mirrors.