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SSD Cloud VPS now in Silicon Valley with 100% of revenue donated to helping homeless!

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Atlantic.Net Expands Out West With New Silicon Valley Data Center & Partners with Project Homeless Connect To Donate 100% Of The First Month’s Revenue To Helping San Francisco’s Homeless!​

We are excited to announce the opening of our newest data center in Silicon Valley! Located near San Francisco, California, this facility offers the same features as our other locations, plus faster access and lower latency for west coast customers. To send our launch into the stratosphere, we will be donating 100% of the revenue raised within the first month of operation to Project Hom​eless Connect, a homelessness awareness organization dedicated to connecting homeless San Franciscans with the care they need!

Whether you need 1 server or 1000s, now is a great time to add servers in our Silicon Valley location. Not only do you get a great product, but with us donating your revenue to help homeless people this holiday season, you’re doing good for the community! Help us make this holiday season a bit brighter for someone who needs help the most – bring you workloads to us.

Try a new SSD Cloud VPS Server in any of our locations by clicking here!


Announcing New Data Centers in Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Canada!

Dallas and Toronto Data Centers

Announcing New Data Centers in Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Canada!

We are excited to announce not one, but two new locations for our SSD Cloud VPS customers! These new locations have the same features and pricing you are already used to, so launching a new server is fast and easy.

We’d like to thank you, our customers, for making this possible. As we continue to grow, we have many more surprises to share with you. Our goal is to delight and amaze you with the best Cloud VPS platform on the planet!

NEW! SSD Cloud VPS Hosting – Up in 30 Seconds!

Atlantic.Net is now offering a SSD based Cloud Platform to new and existing customers. The Enterprise SSD’s (Solid State Drives) are up to 100 times faster than the previous storage solution provided to the company’s customers. This provides Atlantic.Net’s customers faster start-up time and greatly increased random read/write performance.

Atlantic.Net’s Cloud VPS Hosting plans start at only $0.00135 per hour (equivalent to $0.99 per month), with usage calculated on a per second basis. All Cloud VPS plans include a minimum of 1TB outbound data transfer on every server. For more information, please visit our VPS Hosting Page.

This new environment represents Atlantic.Net’s commitment to provide to our customers the latest and most stable virtualization technologies, Enterprise Solid State Drives, updated core networking, and new 32 and 64-bit Operating System images for Windows and Linux Cloud Servers.

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How BYOD is Changing Technology in the Workplace

Without a doubt, you probably own a smartphone, tablet or laptop. You may also own two or all three of these devices. With the introduction of smarter mobile technology comes smarter ways of conducting business, and companies are beginning to see the correlation and implementing its benefits like never before.

How has the concept of bring your own device (BYOD) impacted the corporate world? What benefits can employers reap from the BYOD policy? How does BYOD merge with cloud computing technologies?

What is BYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to the policy of allowing employees to bring and regularly use personally-­‐owned mobile devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, to their respective workplaces and utilize those devices to access controlled and privileged company information and applications.

For employers, understanding how the transition to a BYOD policy will affect your business and your employees is extremely vital.

Why incorporate a BYOD policy?

In a recent study conducted by IBM, 82 percent of respondents expect smartphones to play a “critical role in business productivity in the next two years,” and 36 percent of those surveyed deemed laptops critical to overall productivity.

Alone, cloud computing technology and the concept of BYOD offer some real advantages. But when combined, cloud computing and the establishment of BYOD becomes an even more useful means of conducting business.

Sensitive information and the BYOD model. 

Although, the BYOD model is not without its faults: security is one of the biggest objections employers have with the use of personal devices. If a worker’s smartphone, tablet or laptop falls into the wrong hands—whether accidentally or on purpose—employers fear that their sensitive corporate information will fall into those hands as well.

There is hope, however; even if this sensitive information is accessed from an employee’s device, it can still be safe and secure within a cloud environment, and the employee can quickly and easily access the data from their next device. With all vital data stored within a cloud environment, this process is seamless.  Employees will be held more accountable for their personal devices—they don’t want to have to shell out a thousand dollars for a new laptop! Since they’re held more responsible for their devices, they are likely to take better care of them, saving you both time and a headache down the road.

Through the cloud, all storage and data processing occurs on the mobile devices, but the data isn’t actually stored on the employees’ local hard drives, ensuring supreme levels of security.

Mobile device management.

Perhaps you’re worried about these mobile devices obtaining a virus. Mobile device management, a service offered by many cloud hosting providers, helps secure worker’s devices from outside malicious attacks by using the cloud as a centralized headquarters. Additionally, mobile device management tools allow IT team members to remotely wipe lost or stole devices to ensure the security of sensitive information.

Mobile device management tools are extremely important when establishing a BYOD policy because personal devices are viewed by hackers as incredibly easy access points. These tools air in preventing data breaches that could otherwise bring a company down to its knees.

Other BYOD benefits.

Another benefit of utilizing the cloud for employee’s devices is that it can minimize time-­‐wasting behaviors, such as online messaging, surfing and playing games, as it provides a greater visibility into employee activity. Additionally, some cloud hosting plans provide URL filtering, which can keep track of the websites employees visit in real time.

Of course, organizations should always maintain open lines of communication with their employees. Discuss appropriate workplace activities when on the business network and provide information regarding monitoring measures in place to ensure productivity. And open workplace is an efficient one!

As your employees’ devices age, you continue to save money, as you no longer need to shell out copious sums of money maintaining, updating and repairing these devices. There is no need for complex in-­‐house architecture, so there is no need for an extensive IT department. Simply hire a few individuals to maintain day-­‐to-­‐day operations, and you’ll be set.

The cloud enables your employees to store all necessary files and other information in a secured storage center. Since they can access this information from any device in practically any location, they won’t need to waste paper and ink by printing out large documents. If you have ever bought printer ink, you know that this means significant savings!

Conclusion.

Together, the BYOD and a cloud computing solution have the potential to save companies unbelievable amounts of money. Employers no longer need to worry about investing in expensive mobile technology—that responsibility now lies on the employee, although you may want to implement a reimbursement program to keep your employees happy.

Employees love using their own devices, and happy employees mean productive employees. If you have not yet considered the bring your own device method, you may want to think again. When combined with the power of cloud computing, BYOD can maintain a productive, positive workplace.

If you are interested in learning more about how cloud hosting can help your business, contact Atlantic.Net today.

 


Cloud Advisory Council One-Year Anniversary: Mission & Overview

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Diagram showing overview of cloud computing including Google, Salesforce, Amazon, Axios Systems, Microsoft, Yahoo & Zoho

At Atlantic.Net, we hold various certifications (such as SSAE 16, Type II), titles (such as Official Server Host of Disaster Recovery Journal), and organizational memberships (such as the Cloud Advisory Council). Our history of accolades and achievements is not just an effort to show credibility. Integrating ourselves with the hosting world, general IT world, and overall marketplace helps us learn and grow synergistically with expertise from our industry and all walks of life.

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10 Best Practices for Ecommerce Security & Ease-of-Use

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As we all know, making it in this day and age with a cash-only and/or bartering website is difficult. That’s why many online businesses are starting to accept credit cards (these hard plastic things with a bunch of numbers on them). Credit card payments, though, involve security concerns. This piece will explore some of the best practices to ensure your site keeps online payments secure for every possible transaction (including IOUs).

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Release the Google Internet Balloons!

Type in the word “Internet” in Google Plus Search and you’ll be in for a surprise. The topic going viral at the moment is Google’s balloon project called Loon. In fact, Trey Ratcliff did a long post in Google Plus that just blew me away with over 1400 votes and reshares!

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The Importance of a Disaster Recovery Plan

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st, and since we have already witnessed devastating effects from one tropical storm, it would appear that the Gulf coast is very overdue for an active season. In fact, the United States Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released details regarding what they believe will be an extremely active season. According to their research, there is a 70% likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms this hurricane season, with three to six having the potential of becoming a Category 3 or higher. With these frightening numbers, how are you preparing your company’s IT infrastructure for the storms ahead?

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Improving Cashflow by Moving Business to the Cloud

Many of us have heard the purported advantages of moving business operations (including web hosting and computing power) to the cloud. But what does this really mean? And how does it immediately help your business?

Let’s start answering the questions by taking a quick overview of the definition of cloud, and cloud hosting provided by Chandrus Writes!

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