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Announcing Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Desktop Experience

Editorial Team March 25, 2022 by under Announcements 0 Comments

The Atlantic.Net Cloud Platform (ACP) announced support for Windows Server 2022 in November 2021. We were one of the very first cloud providers to offer the very latest version of Microsoft’s award-winning Operating System.

Today we are proud to support the Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Desktop Experience, a finely tuned desktop-focused edition customized for the Atlantic.Net cloud platform.

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Best Penetration Testing Practices You Need To Know

Editorial Team March 23, 2022 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

If your organization relies on the Internet to conduct business, you need to perform penetration tests regularly. Penetration testing is the practice of launching a simulated cyberattack on your system to identify flaws that hackers may attack. By identifying and fixing these vulnerabilities, you can improve the security of your systems and protect your data from being stolen or compromised. This blog post will discuss the best practices for penetration testing and how to choose a good penetration testing service provider.

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What Is a 3-2-1 Backup Strategy?

Editorial Team March 15, 2022 by under Disaster Recovery 0 Comments

Everyone with a digital presence should have a robust backup strategy. Home users often have treasured photographs or family videos, documents, and other such digital keepsakes residing on an unprotected hard drive of a PC or Laptop. Businesses know the importance of regular backups, and it is expected that businesses protect precious company assets – including digital ones.

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How to Enable Cloud Backups

Editorial Team March 14, 2022 by under Tutorials, VPS Hosting 0 Comments

The precious data saved on your Atlantic.Net cloud VPS needs a reliable and resilient backup solution. Backups are a critical part of data retention, and we highly recommend that our customers invest in backups to ensure that in the event of server corruption or malware you are able to restore with minimal downtime and data loss.

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Oracle Linux Is Now Available on ACP

Editorial Team March 11, 2022 by under Announcements 0 Comments

Oracle Linux is now available on the Atlantic.Net Cloud Platform. This newly available distribution is designed for extremely high performance on a security-defined Linux platform. Oracle Linux is 100% RHEL-compatible and a genuine alternative to CentOS, which reached end-of-life (EOL) in December 2021. CentOS is no longer officially supported by its creators, meaning no further releases are forthcoming.

For power users who are already familiar with Red Hat, CentOS, and Rocky Linux, the transition to Oracle Linux will be a seamless experience. Oracle Linux has been available since 2006, and Oracle has used it directly to power their own cloud solutions.

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What Is PCI Compliance?

Editorial Team March 7, 2022 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

To secure credit card transactions and protect related data, the financial industry established operational and technical standards for maintaining the security of payment card transactions. Most notably, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (which is backed by the leading credit card institutions) developed a set of standards known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Payment card companies usually require organizations to comply with PCI standards under their network agreements. PCI standards cover merchant processing and additional requirements such as encryption of Internet transactions. While PCI DSS is at the center of PCI compliance, the National Automated Clearing House (NACHA) and the Card Association Network have also set industry standards.

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What Digital Transformations Are Coming to Healthcare?

It’s no surprise that 2020 was a year of rapid digital transformation in healthcare. Faced with a worldwide pandemic, many healthcare organizations were forced to rethink their digitization strategies and priorities.

In 2021, organizations were able to shift from survival mode into more proactive planning. This year set the stage for reimagining how processes, systems, and technology work, from creating better patient experiences to improving data practices.

So what digital transformations are coming to healthcare in 2022? Below we dig into three ways healthcare will continue to evolve through digital transformation.

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Rocky Linux Cloud VPS Hosting Is Now Available at All Seven Data Center Locations!

Editorial Team November 10, 2021 by under Announcements 0 Comments

The Rocky Linux operating system, seen by the developer community as the successor to CentOS, is now available for use in the Atlantic.Net Cloud.  Rocky Linux is an important release for many of our customers as CentOS has announced they will be cutting support for CentOS 8 much earlier than the original date of December 31, 2029, instead of planning end-of-life for a new date of December 31, 2021. CentOS will also be discontinuing future development of new CentOS versions that track RedHat upstream releases.

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Characteristics of a Successful Data Protection Officer

The requirement to appoint a data protection officer stems from the passing of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the UK on May 25th, 2018, which applies to any companies that collect, store, or process personal data from residents of any country in the United Kingdom. Within the GDPR itself, there are clear expectations set for someone before they can even become eligible to be a data protection officer. In this article, we will review the position’s primary functions and five characteristics that aid in success within the role.

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