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Equinix to Connect its Data Centers Globally to Expand Interconnection Opportunities for Businesses

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Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the next phase in the evolution of its global platform through the direct physical and virtual connection of its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers around the world, enabling customers to connect on demand to any other customer from any Equinix location. Over the coming months, Equinix will announce a series of coverage, connectivity and service initiatives that will deliver increasing value to customers by enabling them to rapidly scale their digital businesses through a dynamic data center and interconnection platform.

The new inter-metro connectivity will be delivered through the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX), which has been renamed the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). It will leverage the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities currently built into ECX to enable any customer to dynamically connect its own infrastructure across Equinix locations or connect to any other customer on the Equinix global platform, regardless of location. Customers can customize their connectivity to partners, customers and suppliers through an interface that provides all the benefits companies have come to expect from "as-a-service" models. This includes real-time provisioning via a portal or API, pay-as-you-go billing increments and the removal of friction in establishing elastic connectivity between metros.

Healthcare Information Systems and the Cloud in 2018

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Technology always presents a future that is evolving radically. Even in healthcare, an industry that has oftentimes trailed in terms of tech, it's becoming clear that the cloud is the way of the future. 

This has direct implications for patient care and data, and most significantly for the evolution of security connected to the cloud and information systems. The research company Forrester recently released a report where the title itself says enough: "Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere." 

Thus, it's fair to assert that the future of healthcare can only move in one direction, and that's to fuller cloud-based integration.

How Tech is Changing Healthcare

Technology Upgrades That Will Help Your Business Compete

There's no denying that technology has worked its way into our personal and business lives. You're likely attached to your computer and phone for a good amount of time during any given day. That's why businesses who want to thrive can't sit around and work the same way they always have.

As a leader in or of your company, it's up to you to grab the bull by the horns and make change happen. There's no reason to be afraid of technology. It exists to make your life and job easier and customers more satisfied. See the technology upgrades that will help your business compete.

The Cloud

If you're not already, it's time to check out and implement working in the cloud. Centralize efforts and track issues all in one place. Get access from anywhere at any time to keep the right people informed of important communications. Share documents quickly and efficiently as to not hold up the timing on any projects. You'll be able to sleep at night knowing your data is secure, safe and easily accessible, should you have to retrieve information on the spot.

Trend Micro Enhances Cloud Security Through Integration with AWS Security Services

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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that they are one of the first companies for Enterprise Contracts for AWS Marketplace, a provider of rules for the newly launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) Web Application Firewall (WAF) Managed Rules Partner Program, and a new integration with Amazon GuardDuty. 

Enterprise Contracts for AWS Marketplace defines a set of standardized contract terms across multiple software vendors to simplify and speed procurement.

"AWS Marketplace is simplifying the enterprise software procurement experience to accelerate customer innovation," said Dave McCann, Vice President of AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "Trend Micro is a valued AWS Marketplace seller that embraces customer feedback to drive their innovation in product and business models. We are delighted to have them as one of the first companies for Enterprise Contract for AWS Marketplace."

DISA Awards Microsoft Azure Cloud Contract to ViON

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ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions, announced today it has been awarded a three-year, $1.4 million contract for public cloud acquisition services by the Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The contract will serve the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) development environment by streamlining the transition to the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud and providing Capacity as-a-Service (CaaS).

“Being chosen to support DISA’s move to public cloud underscores the market’s need for a more flexible procurement method and ViON’s ongoing success with the as-a-Service model. We have a long history and expertise implementing on-premise cloud and this extends our portfolio to public as well,” said Tom Frana, CEO of ViON. “Our project management team brings more than 16 years experience facilitating cloud migrations, ensuring a seamless transition for all our customers, regardless of workloads.”

Why Maintaining Your Online Security is Vital to Your Business

There is no doubt that threats from cyber attacks are a serious problem for businesses. Companies of all sizes have been the subject of attack, and it can lead to serious problems for customers and clients. Making sure that your companies security is high is important not only to your company as a whole but also for your customer's confidence. Here are some of the ways you can help to maintain the security of your company.

Consider Online Solutions

One way that you can increase your security is to transfer your systems to the cloud. By having all of your data and personal information off-site, you are protected by another level of security. It doesn't just work for your business systems; you can also use it for your servers. Instead of having your own server in the office, you can rent dedicated servers from many companies. It means you can essentially treat it as your own server, although you benefit from expert technical support, flexibility as well as heightened security.

Armor Spartan Platform Delivers Protection for Cloud Workloads, Leverages Amazon GuardDuty for Increased Detection and Response

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Armor today announced significant advancements in Spartan, the industry's first threat prevention and response platform for private, hybrid and public cloud environments including AWS and Azure. These enhancements enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate the pace of preventing, detecting and eliminating cyber threats in any cloud or on-premise environment. Clients can now leverage features to uncover hidden threats missed by traditional solutions, make faster more accurate decisions to eliminate threats, and gain on-demand access to highly experienced HIPAA, PCI compliance experts. 

"I am very excited that the public cloud providers continue to take security seriously and continue to expose more capabilities like GuardDuty," said founder and CEO, Chris Drake, Armor. "These capabilities allow for Armor to continue to gather more detail from the AWS cloud, allowing us to better identify and remediate threats on behalf of our clients. Due to the power of automation, there will be a day in the not-so-distant future that the public cloud will be seen as the most secure option for IT. Security integration and automation allows cybersecurity professionals to focus on important activities and not be burdened by managing legacy IT security approaches."

Is Your Infrastructure Costing You Too Much

Article Written by Adnan Raja, Vice President of Marketing, Atlantic.Net

When you look at the statistics for information technology worldwide, you can understand why getting infrastructure costs down is such a key concern. IT spending worldwide was projected at $3.41 trillion for 2016 by industry analyst Gartner. Computers have simply become increasingly important business tools, and that is backed up by different buying patterns over time. In 1990, 15 million computers were shipped; in 2015, 65 million computers shipped per quarter.

While technology is critical to your success, your organization may still be spending too much on its backend. In this article, we look at the cost of not using cloud, why managed services make sense in 2017, and - most importantly - security as a critical factor in cost-containment.

Cost of not using cloud

 

Difficulty in handling Project Management Software? Here’s Cloud to the rescue!

The latest known introduction of Cloud Computing that the millennials are aware of is from 2006 when Amazon introduces its Elastic Compute Cloud. Cloud computing today has changed the entire process of hosting and accessing applications in the businesses worldwide.

The introduction of cloud computing played a gigantic role in changing the business computing landscape. Being a Project Manager, one should be well aware of this evolution and be capable of recognizing the scope of Cloud Computing in the near future.

What does a Project Management Software do?

A Project management software is basically a software used by Managers in general for planning and scheduling of the Project and also for resource allocation. One additional feature which the software give is change management.

Alert Logic Launches Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF to Provide Enhanced Protection Against WordPress Vulnerabilities

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Alert Logic, Inc. a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for cloud environments, today announced, at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, the availability of Alert Logic Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF - Virtual Patches for WordPress. The new offering is designed to help customers that use AWS WAF to protect their environments from the most recent exploitable WordPress vulnerabilities.

"Alert Logic threat intelligence researchers and content engineers secure applications for more than 4,000 customers"