HIPAA Data Centers

2023 HIPAA IT Compliance Guide

With healthcare IT growing, the need for federally compliant infrastructure to process and store the electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is protected by the Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is on the rise as well. (more…)

Increasing Uptime of Your Web Assets by Instituting Failover Services

The reliability of a computing web infrastructure can be measured by system uptime, which is the percentage of time that a website is online and fully operational. System uptime is important for ecommerce organizations, especially with the increasing number of businesses who rely on internet-generated revenue as their primary means of selling. (more…)

Data Breaches Caused by Misconfigured Servers Within a Healthcare Environment

Considering high-profile data breaches in the past decade, data security has become a critically important issue within organizations which handle user data online. Particularly for healthcare professionals, protecting confidential and sensitive information is a significant compliance requirement. The mass media is flooded with news headlines and articles about the latest organization to be hit with a large-scale data breach: all-too-familiar stories about the theft of an abundance of personally identifiable information, the negligence of the officials guilty of inadequately securing that data, and the actions to be taken by the victims. (more…)

Seismic-Compliant Data Center Requirements

A Long Beach hospital that nearly reached 100 years in operation had to shut its doors because it was built on an active earthquake fault and is incapable of meeting state-mandatory seismic safety law. The hospital, Community Medical Center Long Beach, sent the city notice to end the lease in four months at the beginning of March, taking effect on July 1st. Earthquake research performed in November discovered an active fault beneath the 200-bed hospital. (more…)

What is RAID and Why Should I Care About it?

While many computer hardware acronyms like “CPU” and “RAM” are familiar to the average user, an increasingly important one that might not be as familiar to some is RAID.

RAID stands for a Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It’s a method used to protect data residing on hard disk drives or solid-state storage devices. Without RAID, information stored on disk drives in powerful computers, like servers and NAS devices, would be much more susceptible to data loss. (more…)

What is: Solid State Drives (SSDs) – A Non-Expert’s Guide

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This article is intended for non-specialists wanting to know a little bit more about SSDs.


The solid-state drive (SSD) is a relatively recent addition to the technologies available for mass data storage. In place of the spinning magnetic disk used in hard disk drives (HDDs) since the 1950s, an SSD relies on solid-state digital chips to store information. In recent years, SSDs have seen increasing use in many computer systems, from laptops to commercial web servers. Although SSDs offer clear benefits such as faster performance, the technology has a few limitations worth considering.


Reduce Your Cloud Computing Costs – Cut the Middleman

If you want to get your cloud computing costs down to the level you expected when you initially made the transition, one expert argues that the solution is simple: cut out the middleman.

When 150 top IT executives in the United Kingdom were asked about the challenges and costs of transitioning to cloud, the results (released in early 2015) were both predictable and startling.


The Importance of HIPAA Final Rule, Backup And Disaster Recovery

Every healthcare organization knows about the importance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. That law has, of course, been updated over time, and the most recent change has been the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, which went into effect in September 2013.


Cloud Scalability for a Limitless Application Launch

  • What is Scalability?
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  • Scalable SSD Cloud

The above whiteboard animation discusses numerous benefits of using SSD cloud server hosting for the hosting of your app: ease, time-to-market, freedom, affordability, cost flexibility, and scalability. Scalability is one of the most exciting features of the cloud: distributed virtual servers make the resources available to each independent system essentially limitless.


HIPAA Compliant Colocation: Our Solution for Large Healthcare Computing Systems – A Real World Scenario

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Healthcare companies must remain “HIPAA compliant” at all times. In other words, they must consistently meet the guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.