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The Advantages of Cloud Computing for Small & Start-Up Businesses

Eddie September 15, 2012 by under Private Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

The term “start-up company” is often associated with a high-growth, technology-oriented company that has both a high risk, as well as a high potential return on investment.  Sure, cloud computing offers benefits to businesses of all sizes, but these advantages apply even more to smaller, newer companies who do not yet have a large budget to invest in their own managed private cloud hosting  or an IT staff.  Here are a few reasons why the cloud can be a good choice for start-up businesses:

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Cloud Hosting Should Expect Growth in the Health Care Industry According to a Recent Report

Joel August 24, 2012 by under HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

As a whole, the healthcare industry is very conscientious about data privacy and problems with making IT systems inter-operable have played a major part in delaying the adoption and growth of cloud computing in the industry.  Health care data has specific requirements regarding security, confidentiality, availability to authorized users, reversibility of data, and long-term preservation.  Regulations such as the electronic health record guidelines on meaningful use and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have stunted public cloud adoption in this industry.

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Types of Hosting Servers

Glenn July 22, 2012 by under HIPAA Data Centers 0 Comments

If you just spent the last few months creating or redesigning a website, the last thing you want to experience is any sort of downtime caused by overloading the server from an increase in your number of site visitors.  When it comes to hosting services, there are three basic options to choose from.  Understanding the differences between the platforms can allow you to make the best decision for your specific business’ needs.

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Cloud Storage Encryption & Healthcare Data Security

For a long time, data security has been a major need in the healthcare industry, but as HIPAA compliant cloud storage gains more and more traction, healthcare providers are starting to take advantage of it to keep their data secure.  As a whole, the healthcare industry is very conscientious about data privacy and some of these issues can be addressed through cloud encryption and cloud key management.

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Integrating Key Management & Cloud Management Solutions

Joel June 2, 2012 by under Private Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Data encryption can be achieved in more than one way, but it is the encryption key management that remains a challenge for many companies hosting resources in the cloud.  It can be incredibly easy to suddenly have hundreds or thousands of keys that need managing.  In fact, the entire information technology industry accepts that cloud key management is critical to the security and encryption in the cloud.

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Avoiding Compliance Issues when Moving to Cloud Hosting

When companies plan to move their existing IT services to a private cloud, security and compliance issues can seem a bit daunting.  However, a move to the right cloud-based system with a respectable Cloud Hosting provider could actually reduce your compliance exposure.  A private cloud does not have a public address and is connected directly into your existing corporate network via a secure connection, such as a VPN (Virtual Private Network).  Therefore, only people inside your corporate network can access those services.

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Five Cloud Computing Myths

Separating the myths from the facts of cloud computing is a good place to start when you are trying to figure out the best solution for your business.  Let’s take a look at five popular cloud computing myths and the realities behind them so that you can make intelligent and informed decisions about the cloud.

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Making mass data storage in the cloud a reality

Until recent years, cloud-based mass data storage was impractical because of prevailing internet connectivity speeds, and the lack of robust management options for remote storage and access to large amounts of data. Since most if not all companies had their primary IT infrastructure in-house, cloud-based storage required immense throughput and was considerably less responsive than local storage options. In addition, the cost of running a suitable data center meant that cloud storage was economically unviable for most common cases.

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Enterprise Checklist: How to Best Utilize the Cloud

Adnan Raja April 7, 2011 by under HIPAA Data Centers 0 Comments

Some factors to consider when deciding if cloud hosting services are a good fit for your business

1) Determine which IT activities take up most time and money

An internal audit is the first step in transitioning to cloud services. You need to understand where your IT budget is going, but more importantly, where your IT staff feels overwhelmed. Cloud-based resources are not necessarily a replacement for an internal IT team; some tasks and functions can be done more effectively by people on-site. But in many cases, tasks like server maintenance, security patching, and backup/recovery can be made part of a cloud services package and free up your IT staff to help with other tasks on-site.

2) Talk to a cloud services provider to see if your needs can be met by cloud-based services.

It may seem like this step comes too early, but we find that many customers – and potential customers – don’t really know about recent advances in cloud hosting capabilities. For instance: security, data privacy, plan flexibility and price have all changed significantly in the past few years, and only a professional cloud hosting resource like Atlantic.Net can give you the most current information.

3) Determine the potential time and cost savings of moving some or all of your computing resources to a cloud-based solution.

This cost-benefit analysis will be unique for your company, your desired slate of services, and the comparative costs of doing it all in-house. The numbers are necessary but not sufficient for the decision, as you can see in step 4.

4) Assess the risks and necessary changes to current procedures.

This last point is an intangible one; you need to decide how open your company culture is to cloud services and to decide the costs, if any, of changing the way you do business. Any big change in business services and business culture will involve an adjustment period. Only you can decide if cloud services are the right fit for your company, but a detailed look at the financial consequences of a change, together with a discussion with current cloud provision experts, can make sure you’re deciding based on the best information available.

Atlantic.Net also offers HIPAA compliant hosting solutions; learn more about our HIPAA Data Centers.

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