Tag: cloud disaster recovery

Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Security, Reliability & Availability Desired

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 … Continue reading

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

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 … Continue reading

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It’s Tornado Season. Is Your Data Safe?

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 … Continue reading

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Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Spending to Exceed $72 Billion by 2016

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 … Continue reading

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HIPAA Cloud Hosting

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 … Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask Your Business Associate: Question #4 Disaster Recovery

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 … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery for HIPAA Applications – It’s All About Availability of PHI

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 … Continue reading

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Last Chance to RSVP: PCI, HIPAA & Cloud Presentations

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 … Continue reading

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Six Steps to Transition to the Private Cloud

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 … Continue reading

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Cold Site DR is Dead. Long Live Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery!

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 … Continue reading

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