Author: Alexander Wise


Should You Hire a Chief Compliance Officer?

Regulatory compliance is a major issue for the information technology (IT) departments of many organizations. Failure to meet the standards required to protect sensitive personal or financial data can lead to substantial monetary fines and an associated drop in customer confidence. Data breaches affecting critical industries such as healthcare continue to occur at an alarming rate, putting additional emphasis on the protection of sensitive data resources.

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How to Effectively Establish HIPAA and PCI-DSS Regulatory Compliance

HIPAA and PCI-DSS are two sets of regulatory guidelines that govern the way an organization handles certain types of data. This includes how data is saved, used, and accessed by enterprise information technology (IT) systems. Failure to conform to the appropriate regulations puts data resources at risk and can lead to substantial financial penalties along with long-term negative repercussions to a business’s reputation.

When contracting with a web hosting provider, you need to know if you are bound by either or both guidelines and if your vendor offers compliant systems and storage. Fortunately, Atlantic.Net is compliant and audited for HIPAA, HITECH, and PCI-DSS requirements and maintains SOC2 and SOC3 certifications that are performed by a third party to verify Atlantic.Net’s compliance.

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How RAID Arrays Improve Performance and Data Protection – 101

Alexander Wise May 23, 2021 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

A redundant array of independent devices, otherwise known as RAID, is a storage technique designed to provide enhanced performance and protection to enterprise data resources. RAID implementations accomplish this with a combination of hardware and operational techniques that provide varying levels of increased performance and/or protection.

In this article, we are going to take a detailed look at how RAID works, what aspects of RAID storage customers should be most concerned with, and the ramifications of a failure in a RAID array.

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What’s the Difference Between HDDs, SATA SSDs, and NVMe SSDs? – Beginner

A very important but sometimes neglected aspect of a hosted website is the infrastructure on which it is built. No matter what degree of virtualization is used to construct your web server, it is supported with physical components such as CPUs, networking cables, and storage devices. Data needs to be stored on a storage medium such as a hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid-state drive (SSD). The equipment used to provide a website may not be evident to the customer or end-user; however, the hardware is meticulously selected for certain key reasons.

In some cases, the server design may be just the way the client likes it or specially designed for a certain piece of software. With other scenarios like mainstream web hosting, it is irrelevant to these customers how the systems are implemented as long as they perform up to expectations. They may not be interested in what type of drives are used in the storage arrays that hold their data.

This article is for readers interested in the differences between the various types of storage drives that may be used by your hosting provider. It’s also good for anyone wanting a little in-depth information about how data is stored on your website or even on your laptop.

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HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud: A Quick Start Guide

What is HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud?

The proliferation of cloud solutions within organizations has changed the way we work. Many businesses are leveraging hosted software and hardware services using models like IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. However, cloud computing raises security and compliance concerns. For companies in the healthcare industry, these concerns are paramount.

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The Best One-Click Apps for VPS Hosting

Alexander Wise March 22, 2021 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Requisitioning a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is often one of the first steps individuals or organizations take when looking to develop a web presence. Other options, like hosting the website on a physical server or sharing a server with other customers, are either more expensive or less flexible. In most cases, a VPS is the best choice. It offers clients a secure and economical method of getting up and running on the web.

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Top 5 HIPAA-Compliant CRM Software Tools

Staff at healthcare practices constantly balance an array of tasks and priorities. Between scheduling patient appointments, facilitating communication between doctors and patients, and ensuring that patients receive an appropriate follow-up, the workload is significant and important tasks can be overlooked or forgotten. The result, unfortunately, can be unhappy patients and a lower quality of care.

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Should Your VPS-Hosted Website Use WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal?

Alexander Wise March 8, 2021 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

When you first began entertaining the idea of creating a website, you may not have realized how many choices you would have to make. Many decisions need to be made when designing a website. One of your first choices will be whether to use a dedicated physical server, a Virtual Private Server (VPS), or a shared hosting arrangement. Another option that meets some more advanced customers’ needs is a bare metal solution which can be addressed with physical resources in conjunction with virtual resources.

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