“When it comes to finding an appropriate data storage and management solution, the first step is to look internally. Your motivation for data storage will dictate your choices,” says David Staffel, product manager at OnRamp.
Choosing the right data storage solution for your business can quickly become overwhelming and complex. Steadily increasing data volumes (from … read more
It’s estimated that 4,000 daily ransomware attacks have occurred in 2016, according to the U.S. Government Interagency Guidance Document, “How to Protect Your Networks from Ransomware.” That’s a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015. As a result, covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) are wondering whether ransomware attacks on … read more
The 2016 NexGen Cloud Conference and Expo, promises to deliver the realities of monetizing cloud computing in an increasingly complex enterprise environment. Join OnRamp on December 6-7 in Anaheim, CA. We’ll be at booth #218 to showcase our private cloud solutions, alongside more than 800 dedicated early technology adopters, searching for insights into the future … read more
According to the American Cancer Association, doctors will diagnose 8,720 men with testicular cancer and another 180,890 patients with prostate cancer by the end of 2016.
And let’s not forget the 87 men who will take their own lives due to mental health in that same year. Awareness plays a significant role in prevention, … read more
According to a report published by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the digital universe is growing 40% a year and by 2020 this universe—with all the data we create and copy annually—will measure 44 trillion gigabytes in size. In response to this explosion of data, and the need to manage it efficiently, companies are looking … read more
Doctors will diagnose 8,720 men with testicular cancer and another 180,890 patients with prostate cancer by the end of 2016, according to The American Cancer Association. And let’s not forget the 87 men that will take their own lives due to mental health. Awareness plays a significant role in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. That’s why … read more
Managed hosting has evolved to include more than just hardware in a remote data center. Providers offer services like virtualization, performance monitoring, security management, load balancing, and other valuable solutions that are an integral part of your operations. Simplify and significantly speed up the search for the perfect managed hosting provider (MSP) by determining your … read more
When the Poneman Institute released the results of its “2016 Gemalto Global Cloud Data Security Study” earlier this year, it once again highlighted the importance of security practices and data governance in cloud-based services. The study, sponsored by Gemalto, discusses the challenges inherent in cloud data security and includes information for protecting and minimizing risks … read more
Your organization’s disaster recovery plan (DRP) is an essential component of its business continuity plan (BCP) and must include not only the physical setups for data replication and protection at a secondary location, but also effective failover and fallback strategies to ensure you will be able to execute your DRP successfully.
Failover and failback operations … read more
Cloud computing is surging in popularity and shows no signs of falling from favor. In fact, according to the Enterprise Cloud Services – Annual Report 2016: “Cloud the Bedrock of Digital Business,” published earlier this year, the global cloud services market is expected to grow by nearly 25% between 2015 and 2020. Private cloud services, … read more
Conference season is booming. With so many different ways to learn on the job, it can be tough to justify the time and expense of attending an out-of-office event. But sometimes it makes sense to leave the office and the task list behind. Case in point? At OnRamp, we’re looking forward to attending the upcoming … read more
In July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced two funding opportunities for the creation of an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) to aid the healthcare industry. The funding opportunities, worth $250,000, could be renewed for up to five years, according to Elizabeth Snell, contributor at HealthITSecurity.com. These efforts seek to address … read more
The colocation industry aides company sustainability—and significantly reduces energy consumption across the country. The reduction can be attributed, at least in part, to efficient hyperscale data centers and the migration of data center activity to cloud or colocation facilities.
According to the “United States Data Center Energy Usage Report,” published in June of 2016, data … read more
On October 6, 2016, The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released HIPAA guidance on cloud computing in order to help business associates and covered entities better understand their HIPAA obligations in the cloud. This information is much needed, as most businesses want to take advantage of cloud computing, but … read more
As technology advances, organizations are forced to adapt or risk falling behind. One trend that has recently blossomed is the adoption of a hybrid IT infrastructure—usually as a cost-saving and scalable model, and colocation is making it possible. Colocation offers many benefits that appeal to small to medium-sized businesses, which is clear by its growth: … read more
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations that work with electronic protected health information (ePHI) is keeping that information secure. You must process, transmit, and store the data so that it’s readily available without compromising your level of HIPAA compliance. Maintaining compliance also means you must be certain that any outside vendors you work with, … read more
The world we live in today is more connected—and at greater risk of cybercrime—than ever before. For this reason, we support the effort to raise awareness of the need for cyber security and safety online. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and was created to help organizations focus on the reality of cybercrime … read more
Today’s businesses are tech savvy enough to understand the importance of having a disaster recovery (DR) strategy as a part of their business continuity planning (BCP) process. It’s no longer a nice option to have—it’s a necessity. Could your business survive a disaster without the critical hardware and software, data, and systems it relies on … read more
Did you know that the U.S. Bureau of Labor reported that 93% of companies that experience a data disaster go out of business within 5 years? Or how about the fact that 95% of all organizations experienced a data outage in the past year? With these staggering numbers, it’s no longer a question of whether … read more
The White House has taken a significant step toward defining and coordinating a national response to the growing number of cyberattacks on government, businesses, and consumers—and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
On July 26, the Obama Administration released Presidential Policy Directive-41 on U.S. Cyber Incident Coordination Policy, which outlines how the government … read more