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OneNeck IT Solutions Attains HIPAA and HITECH Compliance Validation

OneNeck IT Solutions, a U.S. provider of cloud and hosting solutions, has announced the completion of an independent examination of its HIPAA and HITECH compliance attestations. As part of the examination, OneNeck had essential elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule of 2003 (HIPAA) and the Health Insurance Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) being reviewed. Included in the … [Read more...]

CloudSeeds Selects Juniper’s Contrail Networking SDN Solution for Hosted and On-Premises Clouds Delivered to Its Clients

CloudSeeds, a German provider of flexible hosted and on-premises clouds, is building a new cloud infrastructure in Germany for its portfolio of turnkey Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) data center solutions, based on Juniper's Contrail Networking software-defined networking (SDN) solution. All services offered by CloudSeeds are designed to be customer-portal driven, enabling users to select, amend and provision services with a … [Read more...]

Managed Hosting Provider SingleHop Bolsters Compliance Portfolio with New Managed Security Solution for Midsize Organizations

SingleHop, a global provider of on-demand private cloud and managed hosting, has announced significant enhancements to its security and compliance portfolio with the introduction of its Shield Plus Compliance solution. This fully managed, custom-built security service for hosted environments at SingleHop or AWS would protect midsize organizations storing and exchanging sensitive data, including information covered by HIPAA (for patient health … [Read more...]

New Release of Eclipse Kura 3.0 Adds Features to Drive Simplification for Deploying IoT Edge Computing

The Eclipse Foundation has announced a new release of Eclipse Kura, an open source framework for building Internet of Things (IoT) gateways. The new version of Eclipse Kura 3.0 adds features that would significantly simplify the process of connecting IoT devices with IoT gateways and IoT cloud services. IoT edge computing allows for more efficient IoT solutions by pushing the data management and analysis from the cloud out to IoT gateways. … [Read more...]

Enterprise Cloud Provider Unitas Global and Equinix to Deliver Bundled Hybrid Cloud Offering

Enterprise cloud solutions provider, Unitas Global, and Equinix have announced a collaboration to deliver bundled hybrid cloud services to enterprise organizations. Through this offering, enterprises would gain turnkey access to a fully managed hybrid cloud service, eliminating the need to build and operate their own IT infrastructure. Based on the Unitas multi-cloud orchestration system and available across all 150 Equinix data centers … [Read more...]

DartPoints Expands Its Colocation Footprint Into New U.S. Markets with Schneider Electric

  Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the expansion of its relationship with colocation provider DartPoints to support the company as it branches into new U.S. markets. Leveraging Schneider Electric’s edge data center solutions, Dallas-Fort Worth based DartPoints offers customized data center services with site-specific colocation capabilities. Since beginning the relationship in … [Read more...]

South Korea-based MEGAZONE Signs Contract with Elastic to Deploy Their Elastic Cloud Enterprise Solution in the Korean Market and Beyond

Elastic, the company behind open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash), X-Pack and Elastic Cloud, has signed a strategic partnership with MEGAZONE (CSO: Max Lee), a Korean cloud-specialized IT company. MEGAZONE will be the sole partner in the Korea region for deploying Elastic’s new product, Elastic Cloud Enterprise, which enables centralized monitoring, management and provisioning capabilities across thousands of … [Read more...]

Rackspace Expands Its Managed Services, Adds Portfolio of Professional Services for AWS Cloud

Rackspace has expanded its managed service offerings for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to include a portfolio of Professional Services. Rackspace’s ‘Fanatical Support for AWS Professional Services’ are tailored to support customers who are new to, or growing on, AWS Cloud and need deep, customized expertise to help enable their AWS Cloud journey in key areas such as architectural design, migrations, cloud automation and DevOps. This new … [Read more...]

IBM Opens Four New Cloud Data Centers in the U.S. to Support Growing Enterprise Demand for Cloud Infrastructure

IBM has opened four new IBM Cloud data centers in the U.S. to support growing enterprise demand for cloud infrastructure that can provide access to services like IoT, blockchain, quantum computing and cognitive. The opening of two new facilities in Dallas, Texas, and two new facilities in Washington, D.C., is a key part of IBM’s investment to expand its global cloud footprint in 2017.  IBM's 55+ global cloud data centers span six … [Read more...]

Cogeco Peer 1 Study: 40% of UK eCommerce Sites ‘Crash’ During Seasonal Peaks

Cogeco Peer 1, a global provider of business-to-business solutions such as colocation, network connectivity, managed hosting, and cloud services, has published the findings of an independently commissioned study, which found that 40% of UK retailers’ websites experience downtime during seasonal peaks. The independent study of over 100 UK ecommerce decision makers also found that 48% did not feel completely ready for seasonal peaks in website … [Read more...]