HIPAA and Healthcare Cloud Infographic

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Monday, May 6th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, HIPAA Compliance, Security

We frequently talk about HIPAA compliance and how that affects healthcare organizations as they migrate to cloud-based infrastructure. This infographic gives some more details about what electronic health records are used for, what patients want from ePHI, the most common types of breaches and ways to secure health data.

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Senior Systems Engineer Josh Larsen Wins Cheyenne Homebrew Competition

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Monday, April 29th 2013

We have some pretty cool employees, if we say so ourselves: Senior Systems Engineer Josh Larsen won the Wyoming Brewers Festival Homebrew Competition on April 25th, 2013.

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4 Encryption Best Practices for a Cloud Environment

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, April 24th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting, HIPAA Compliance, Security

Encryption is an important safeguard to protect sensitive data that’s stored and processed through the cloud. Encryption protects outgoing data so it’s not vulnerable to being read once it’s outside your network. It also satisfies compliance and regulatory standards like HIPAA and PCI DSS and is an essential tool for protecting information used with popular SaaS applications like Salesforce.com.  Even with a highly-secure data center, the protection of important information is a shared responsibility between your service provider and your IT team. Get started by implementing these four encryption best practices for a cloud environment:

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The 100GB Gorilla: New Connection Speeds Hit Data Centers

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, April 17th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Colocation , Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Hosting, Data Center Design, Networking and Fiber

The data center industry is constantly evolving, in accordance with and sometimes even exceeding Moore’s Law, the infamous prediction that capabilities will double every two years. One of the biggest cruxes of big data is speed: the faster the connection, the better the service. Increased demand and new technology are driving data centers to adopt new 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet connections for their internal infrastructure. Green House Data aims to include 100 Gbps cabling in a new Cheyenne expansion, opening in the next 6 – 12 months. How will this new speed standard impact the data business?

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How to Migrate to a New Virtual Machine Using VMware vCenter Converter

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, April 10th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting, VMware

Last week, we posted an introduction to VMware cloud migration, focusing on preparation and initial considerations like training and measuring current server usage. Today, we’ll start a closer examination of the migration process itself, using the integrated vCenter Conversion tool. These steps can be used to migrate infrastructure to any VMware environment, whether you are setting up virtualization in-house or partnering with a cloud provider for a remote private or public cloud.

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