Tag: cloud disaster recovery

According to a recent survey by IT research firm Neovise as reported by CIOInsight.com of over 800 IT decision-makers in the U.S., enterprise cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the most widely adopted form of cloud computing. Thirty-seven percent of organizations use private, on-premise IaaS, while 35 percent use private, off-premise IaaS clouds. Another 37 percent use public IaaS clouds. When it comes to the importance of enterprise private cloud attributes, security for sensitive data is rated as highly …

When considering business continuity and disaster recovery options, there’s really only one constant from business to business: it’s important to have. No matter how small or large your business, if something happens and there isn’t a plan, your company may never be able to get back on its feet again. But, where do you start? Map out your needs Steve Aiello mentioned in his webinar series that the best starting point is to find out where the sources of income …

Spring is slowly starting here in Michigan. The snow is finally melting, and the sun is able to warm me up enough to not need my winter jacket. I don’t think I’m making too big a leap when I say that pretty much everyone’s ready for it. However, with that warmer weather and the many changes likely to follow, it’s time to think about one of the most important natural disasters that come with this time of year. Last week …

According to a Gartner market analysis report on cloud services over 2012-2016, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) spending will exceed $72 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42 percent. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers offer virtual machines and supporting resources, including networks, firewalls, Internet connection, electrical/facility and other infrastructure needs. Additional managed services might include IT disaster recovery, cloud-based disaster recovery, offsite backup, SAN-to-SAN replication and more managed by certified professionals. A projected 19 …

HIPAA Cloud Hosting

Posted on February 22, 2012 by

What does the cloud bring to the table for healthcare organizations when it comes to data storage, availability, and ability to meet HIPAA compliance standards? High-capacity storage without CapEx costs – The need for high-capacity storage and computing is high in the healthcare industry, with medical imaging producing large data files (X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, etc.). A high-capacity HIPAA cloud can meet the needs of storage-intensive applications for healthcare companies that also need compliance. Cloud hosting can provide a viable …

If disaster strikes, how long will it take before PHI is available again? Part of due diligence is asking yourself and your partners detailed questions about contingency plans in the event of a disaster. HIPAA – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act focuses on three key criteria for handling Protected Health Information (PHI): availability, confidentiality and integrity. Of these, availability often takes second stage to security concerns, but in a real health emergency, is most important to patient health. …

HIPAA – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act focuses on three key criteria for handling Protected Health Information (PHI):  availability, confidentiality and integrity. This blog post focuses on availability as it applies to HIPAA applications and HIPAA data. Availability means that PHI is always available, accessible and never lost.  When a patient arrives at the emergency room at three o’clock in the morning, the electronic health records need to be available so the physician can address the emergency with …

Last Chance: RSVP to attend Online Tech’s New Ann Arbor, Michigan Data Center Open House – Friday (tomorrow) 3-7pm! Aside from ongoing data center tours, refreshments and wine, you’ll get the latest on IT compliance from a Certified HIPAA Practitioner (CHP), a health IT and HIPAA compliance attorney and PCI compliance experts. Come with questions for the Q&A session about your own company or organization and get advice from industry professionals. Interested in cloud computing, disaster recovery and cloud security? …

When a company decides they want to transition to a private cloud, there are a few important steps they need to take to get started: In-house vs. outsource – The first step is to decide if you want to keep your IT in-house or outsource your IT services to a managed cloud or data center provider. If you have difficulty deciding, first answer – Do you have the expertise or experience with virtualization to do it yourself, or would it …

A decade ago, companies like SunGard grew very quickly by selling a solution most of us would call “cold site disaster recovery.” In essence, SunGard compiled a number of physical servers and compute capabilities, then leased these servers to many companies to be used in case of a disaster on a first-come, first-served basis. SunGard built facilities in cities around the country such as Chicago and Philadelphia where users could converge when a disaster struck their primary data center. By …

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