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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Migrating to a VMware Cloud for Application Developers: Getting Started

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Software Development, VMware

Migrating to the cloud can be deceptively simple. There are a variety of cloud migration utilities that can convert physical machines, virtual machines, and even third-party images to various VMware server formats. Even with conversion tools making your life easier, there are a myriad of concerns to keep in mind. Ready to begin?

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Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, March 27th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Data Center Design, Green Data Center

It's no secret that data centers use a ton of energy. That's why Green House Data is committed to more efficient design, practices and purchasing renewable energy options. Check out this infographic detailing how much energy data centers really use worldwide and how we can make them more energy efficient.

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