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A broad view on IT geostrategy: what datacenter managers can learn from geopolitics

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A broad view on IT geostrategy: what datacenter managers can learn from geopolitics

At first glance, datacenter management and international relations would seem to have little in common. However, the international strategy of a company, sometimes called its geostrategy, comes directly from the language of global politics or geopolitics. When a data center wants to develop a stronger geostrategic approach, it relies on a similar conceptual paradigm to that used by world leaders and alliances on the geopolitical landscape.

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Security Considerations when Adopting the Cloud

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The issue of security within a cloud server environment may no longer be the issue it once was, but it never hurts to be cautious when incorporating preventative measures into your business strategy. Here are some guidelines for maximizing the stability and security of your information within the cloud.

One of the biggest challenges that Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are facing today is learning how to define the appropriate control measures to classify and secure data entering the cloud. There isn’t an official set of rules regarding what information to put in the cloud and what data to leave on a local hard drive, so the details can be pretty ambiguous.

Generally, it is best to view the cloud as a separate environment out of your organization’s control. Your data and applications may not necessarily be protected against malicious attacks to your cloud server. So, it would be best to store very sensitive information, such as tax documentation, employee information and other human resources-­‐related documents on a secure local drive.

Different providers may interpret the cloud in different ways: some may build state-­‐ of-­‐the-­‐art redundant data centers with appropriate security measures while others may build a server on a shelf on a dirty porch. Do your research before you make any agreements with a provider: tour the facilities, read the fine print and talk to others to gain their impressions.

When it comes to the security of your sensitive information, it is best to be extremely cautious. If it’s personally identifiable, don’t put it in the cloud! If the provider isn’t willing to show you where your server is located, don’t use them! Use rational judgment and your information will remain safe and sound.

 


Why Do Companies Colocate?

Colocation is one of the options for hosting offered at Atlantic. With colocation, you get space and bandwidth. Essentially, you are taking advantage of the expertise of a hosting company for providing the right type of physical environment for your hardware and its abilities to properly and effectively feed you onto the web.

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Is Linux VPS Hosting Right for Your Website?

If you have done your research, you know that there are a few basic categories of traditional website hosting—Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated web hosting, colocation, etc. In terms of affordability, purchasing a VPS plan is a smart choice. But what operating system should you have installed?

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Check Out These Amazing Cloud Statistics!

I think I’m suffering with brain overload; not that I’m trying to defeat the object of learning. I just decided to quantify in this article how much storing data on the cloud affects us. It’s no small thing I’ve discovered, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here at Atlantic we are operating at always increasing our upper limits of capability, redundant internet service and backbone connections, to make sure that we can provide optimum services in the event of peak loads. Here’s 3 articles that allow you to grasp the unseen efforts of data management:

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Should You Own or Outsource Your Data Center?

Back in the day, it was not abnormal for even the smallest of companies to run their own servers. Sure, they may have been unorganized, inefficient and possibly even a fire hazard, but there simply were no other options. Today, businesses are increasingly coming to realize that technology has improved and there are alternatives. As a business owner, should you run your own data center or outsource your data storage and computing needs from a third‐party vendor?

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Major Consideration When Choosing a Data Center: Don’t Choose One Near an Airport!

Last Friday, a plane crashed shortly after taking off from the airport in Fort Lauderdale, killing 3 people and causing a lot of property damage.  Apparently, the plane departed from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, realized something was wrong, and tried to circle back around and land – unfortunately, this effort was unsuccessful.

The plane crashed within 2 miles of Peak 10’s data center in Fort Lauderdale.  As a result of this unexpected plane crash, many people are raising questions about the location of Peak 10’s data center and why they chose to locate it in such close proximity to a major airport.  Similarly, there are many other data centers all over the world that are located in close proximity to airports, including right here in Orlando, Florida.

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