Data Center Colocation Services for Your Organization

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on September 19, 2017

Why should your business leverage data center colocation services? When compared to running your facility, you can position your organization to save money, access advanced technologies, and enhance your competitiveness.

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Topics: data center colocation services

Ask Your HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting Provider These Security Questions

Posted by Chris Isham on September 15, 2017

Numerous examples of high profile security breaches have made the news this year. These incidents have dramatic effects ranging from large fines to reputation damage and sometimes the complete loss of a business.

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Ask Your GxP Compliant Cloud Hosting Provider These Security Questions

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on September 15, 2017

System security is an increasing concern for companies of every type across the world today. Companies in regulated industries have additional requirements to which they must comply. Most notably, Life Sciences companies must comply with GxP guidelines and Part 11 requirements. If your company chooses to work with a hosting provider, there is an additional level of due diligence required to ensure that your provider is experienced with Life Sciences customers and meets all necessary requirements.

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Topics: GxP Compliant Hosting

Colocation Hosting Solutions for Your Organization

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on September 14, 2017

Running your own data center or server room requires capital, advanced technologies, and experts on staff. Not so long ago, businesses routinely housed their corporate data servers on-premises. They had to invest in company-owned and managed facilities, infrastructure, staffing, and technology.

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Topics: bytegrid, colocation hosting solutions

Checklist for Choosing a Colocation Provider

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on September 12, 2017

Once you select a colocation provider, you typically sign a contract for a significant amount of time. If you make the wrong decision, you will either lock your company into a subpar solution or face a time-consuming and expensive move to another site.

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Topics: colocation provider

Best Practices in Colocation Services

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on September 7, 2017

Many businesses today find it increasingly difficult to ignore the advantages of colocation services. This flexible form of server hosting attracts companies of all types and sizes. In fact, the Uptime Institute Data Center Industry Survey of 2016 found 20% of all IT assets currently reside in colocation data centers. Also, analysts project the data center colocation market will grow at a 14.45% compound annual growth rate and reach $55.31 billion by 2021.

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Topics: colocation services

Selecting a Compliant Data Center Provider

Posted by Chris Isham on August 31, 2017

Compliance with evolving regulatory requirements grows increasingly challenging for today’s IT leaders. You face a barrage of technology trends that put pressure on data security and availability, including cloud services, the Internet of Things, big data, and wearable devices. Because of these advancements, research firm IDC predicts data center capacity will grow by a staggering 750% in 2020. 

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Trends in HIPAA Hosting Solutions

Posted by Chris Isham on August 28, 2017

Keeping aligned with HIPAA mandates requires you to identify and evaluate trends. Some things you can expect in the near term that will affect your operation and the HIPAA hosting solutions you select include: 

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Reviewing HIPAA Compliant Hosting Services

Posted by Chris Isham on August 25, 2017

HIPAA compliance is often harder than expected. Technology alone cannot ensure compliance. But for data center providers that serve healthcare organizations, HIPAA compliance becomes a way of life. Meeting stringent regulatory requirements permeates all aspects of their operation and is the focus for data center staff. 

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Managed Security Services for HIPAA Compliance

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on August 23, 2017

Complying with HIPAA and HITECH regulatory requirements can seem overwhelming. Health care companies, hospitals and organizations that store, transmit or process electronic protected health information (ePHI) must ensure the confidentiality and security of patient data at all times.  

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Topics: HIPAA Compliant Hosting