Category: Cloud

Object Storage VS Block Storage: Part 3

What is Block Storage? For Part 3 of this series, we’ll shift our focus to Block Storage and start out by explaining what it is. When you plug a new disk directly into a computer, the computer sees a new block device that it can talk to and the block level is the most direct… Read more »

Object Storage VS Block Storage: Part 2

What is Object Storage? For Part 2 of this series, we are going to focus soley on Object Storage. At the most basic level, Object Storage treats files and folders as “objects”. It is a flat hierarchy, and the objects are generally assigned a unique ‘key’ value in order to locate them. The objects can… Read more »

Object Storage VS Block Storage: Part 1

Introduction In today’s cloud-connected world, technology gets faster, smaller, with more capability/capacity. Along with all that advancement comes new technical terms to digest. One of the hot topics in enterprise computing right now is cloud-based storage. It offers redundancy, accessibility, and flexibility that are not normally found in local storage solutions. Generally, with cloud-based storage,… Read more »

Preparing to Migrate Your Data to the Cloud

It has become common knowledge that cloud computing is beneficial to businesses of all sizes. The fear of others accessing your data has even subsided with the addition of Public Cloud, but there is still one thing that’s keeping companies from getting on board. The migration. Just like when you move to a new house,… Read more »

File Sharing Then, Now, and in the Future

Technology has evolved immensely over the past few decades, and this has created a revolution in the area of file sharing. What was once accomplished with a floppy disc has now evolved to the point where individuals can instantaneously share a file through the cloud. This didn’t happen overnight, though, and understanding file sharing’s evolution… Read more »

The Trend Towards Hybrid Cloud Computing

Every time we turn around, another service has moved to the cloud. In fact, cloud computing is the way that many businesses that have existed for decades now choose to reinvent themselves. Their common goal is to become more relevant to the consumer-driven market. If the year “2015 marked the moment when cloud became the… Read more »

How Cloud Computing Can Actually Improve Small Business Security

Small businesses often lack an IT department, or even an employee whose sole job revolves around IT duties. These tasks often fall to the owner, who already juggles a full workload. Cloud computing offers a cost-effective way to fill in the IT gaps thanks to a lack of on-site hardware, vendors handling most support and… Read more »

HIPAA Compliant Hosting: Keys to a Solid Provider

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Healthcare organizations frequently turn to managed service providers (MSPs) to manage their cloud solution. MSPs are crucial to ensuring that the healthcare organization maintains a secure and HIPAA compliant hosting infrastructure. How can you be certain that your MSP meets and exceeds the technical, physical, and administrative safeguards necessary to protect your data and keep your… Read more »

How SSD Can Make a Difference

When it comes to web hosting, there are very few things that can affect the quality of the service as significantly as a solid state disk (SSD). As a new type of hard drive, it has quickly made a name for itself. Not just in the web hosting landscape but for desktop and laptop computers as… Read more »