Top Considerations for Compliant Colocation Solutions

Posted by Chris Isham on Jun 22, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Colocation has become the fastest-growing segment of the data center industry. According to a DCD Intelligence report, the global number of colocation facilities rose from 7,440 in 2012 to 9,540 in 2016. This increase results from more businesses and government agencies looking to minimize CAPEX costs to and move to more predictable OPEX savings. Shifting responsibility for data center operations to a colocation services provider helps accomplish this goal.

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Topics: Compliant Colocation

CEO Perspective: Is Quality Management a critical element of compliance?

Posted by Michael Duckett on Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As the CEO of a company focused on providing highly secure, compliant services, it is somewhat astonishing to me that there are companies in our industry that do not truly understand and, as a result underestimate what it takes to be capable of providing true regulatory compliance.

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Topics: HIPAA, Compliant Hosting, GxP, Compliant Colocation, Compliant Cloud, 21 CFR Part 11, Quality Management, CEO, QMS

3 Questions to Help You Determine Your Colocation Services Needs

Posted by Chris Isham on Jan 10, 2017 2:12:10 PM

The average colocation contract is between 3 to 5 years, and some can expand to between 5 and 15 years. Even if you opt for a short-term contract, that doesn’t mean you want the hassle and expense of changing data center locations every 3 years. It’s imperative that you choose a colocation service provider who can meet your current and future needs. 

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Topics: Compliant Colocation

Choosing a Data Center Colocation Provider vs. Building Your Own

Posted by Chris Isham on Dec 6, 2016 10:46:13 PM

If your business is growing and expanding, you may find yourself at a crossroads. Which is better: choosing a data center colocation solution or building your own. 

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Topics: Compliant Colocation

Compliant Colocation: A New Case Study of One Healthcare Organization’s Success

Posted by Chris Isham on Sep 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Compliant Colocation, Colocation

Compliant Colocation: A New e-Book for Healthcare and Life Sciences Companies

Posted by Chris Isham on Aug 11, 2016 1:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: HIPAA, GxP, Compliant Colocation