Category: Hosting

4 Signs You’ve Hit the CSP Jackpot

You may have read the title and expected to see MSP instead of CSP.  Yes, there are Managed Service Providers, but when you are focused on utilizing the CLOUD to optimize your business wouldn’t you rather work with a Cloud Service Provider (CSP)? Instead of MSP, which could mean any myriad of Managed Services, let’s… Read more »

DevOps Part 1: It’s More Than Teams

DevOps:  yet another buzzword everyone seems to be throwing around lately.  Just like any buzzword, there are many vague definitions, leaving people confused about what it really means. For example, you may be thinking, “My Development and Operations teams are working together, that’s DevOps.”  Not really. If you are thinking it is a people term,… Read more »

Let Contegix handle your Atlassian upgrades

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When you are hosting your own Atlassian Apps, upgrades can be the bane of your existence. For those hosting them with Contegix, it’s a breeze…. because we do all the work! Here’s How It Works: From the customer, we request the following information prior to beginning: What specific instance do you want upgraded? (e.g.  wiki.example.com) What… Read more »

What can VPN connectivity mean to a multi-site organization?

You keep data on your business, employees, and customers. That data is a valuable to more than just you. Corporate espionage costs businesses worldwide over $500 billion a year. Keeping that data safe can be tough even with only one location. So when dealing with multiple sites requiring secure communications, the complexity is magnified. The… Read more »

SHA-1: What it is and How it Affects You

In a fully expected move over 2 years in coming, the major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge) have announced they no longer support the SHA-1 cryptographic hashing algorithm, often used with SSL certificates. SSL Certificates are the piece in the web puzzle keeping everything secure, encrypting communications between a user and the… Read more »

How Cloud-Based Storage Can Help Small Businesses

Small businesses have to be incredibly responsive. Unlike large companies, they have few employees and complete varied tasks on a small budget. Cloud-based storage allows small businesses to store an unlimited amount of photos, videos, and documents without purchasing and storing expensive equipment. Employees can also connect at any time with almost any mobile device.… Read more »

10 Tips for Writing a Secure Cloud Computing Agreement

There were 736 million records exposed in data breaches in 2015, which was a record all-time high number. One reason enterprises turn to cloud computing services is for much greater security. Cloud services have far fewer vulnerabilities than on-site systems. Even with the added security advantages of the cloud, there is no such thing as too much… Read more »

The Role of Geographic Diversity in Disaster Recovery

In today’s high-tech business environment, the day-to-day operations of most companies rely on an intricate computer infrastructure. When disaster strikes and these systems become unavailable, the entire organization is immobilized. Weather emergencies, facility failures and power supply interruptions are just a few of the things that can go wrong, causing businesses to incur the massive… Read more »

Big Changes Ahead for Data Center Storage Technology

The demands for cloud storage are increasing at an unprecedented rate. Industry experts predict that by 2019, a single user may generate as much as 1.6 Gigabytes of cloud traffic per month. Additionally, it is expected that data generated by the Internet of Things will reach 507.5 billion terabytes per year by 2019. Given these extraordinary figures, industry… Read more »

Choosing a Reliable HIPAA Compliant Hosting Provider

  Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is essential for any organizations that fall under its requirements. Penalties for violation are severe. Covered Entities (CEs) include health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses. They need to keep all Protected Health Information (PHI) private and secure. If it’s stored electronically… Read more »