Top 3 Reasons Healthcare Providers Should Choose a Community Cloud

Under HIPAA regulations, healthcare providers can store electronic protected health information (ePHI) in the cloud. Despite the ability to do so, many organizations remain hesitant due to concerns over security and privacy of patient data.  Recent breaches (such as 80 million customer records being stolen from Anthem earlier this year) only serve to make these concerns bigger and more real.

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Is Patient Data in the Cloud Keeping You Up at Night?

Cloud adoption across the healthcare industry is growing, but not without worry for organizations handling sensitive electronic protected health information (ePHI). According to the June 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey, 80 percent of healthcare organization respondents reported that they currently use cloud services. For those resistant to moving to the cloud, security concerns was cited as a primary barrier. Continue reading…

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IBX Vault Data Center

IBX Vault: the most federally-compliant and secure data center in the industry

As the enterprise industry makes the transition from local data centers to a more geographically distributed footprint, expectations as to what is and is not possible are starting to change.

Even a few years ago, hosted and colocated solutions were given the green light as long as they were easy to access and had sufficient scale. These days, third-party infrastructure must meet a long list of criteria, usually topped by the need to be both secure and compliant.

The IBX Vault, a Tier 3 multi-service data center facility in Dulles, Va., produced by a joint venture between Carpathia and Equinix, was built from the ground up to serve the exacting demands of Continue reading…

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Carpathia FedRAMP ATO Announcement

Breaking News: VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™ Achieves FedRAMP ATO

The wait is over! VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™ has achieved a FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) and is now generally available to U.S. public sector agencies. Continue reading…

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Healthcare Advisory Board

Announcing Carpathia’s Healthcare Advisory Board

Today we’re announcing the establishment of our Healthcare Advisory Board, a group of leading physicians, industry executives, and policy experts focused on helping Carpathia customers navigate their most challenging compliance, security, and privacy requirements for healthcare cloud computing. Continue reading…

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Migrating to the Cloud: Lessons Learned from Federal Agencies

It’s been four years since the release of the White House’s Cloud First strategy, aimed at encouraging agencies to implement federal cloud solutions. Since then, many agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce and the U.S. Navy have embarked on notable cloud-based projects such as migrating public-facing websites and email systems. However, as of today, cloud adoption still varies widely across the federal government. Continue reading…

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A Look Into Our Crystal Ball: Predictions for 2015

At the start of a new year we have the opportunity to look ahead and think about what trends will likely shape the coming months. 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies and enterprises, as an increasing number of organizations look to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on secure and compliant hosting, and meet the growing demands of an increasingly mobile workforce. What trends will we see emerge this year?

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Cloud vs. Security: Does it Always Have to be a Battle? 

According to a January 2014 Government Business Council insight report, CIOs and IT professionals continue to cite data security as a top concern to federal cloud adoption. It seems surprising to see the same concern surfacing time and time again, despite the maturation of so many of today’s cloud platforms from vendors like EMC and VMware. So why are agencies still so hung up on data security? Continue reading…

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Carpathia Helps e-Stationery Company Paperless Post Thrive During the Holidays

The holiday season is both a challenge and an opportunity for every e-commerce company. But few can boast of facing more of a traffic burden than those who specialize in electronic greeting cards and other forms of e-stationery.

For Paperless Post, which specializes in everything from invitations and birth announcements to e-cards for Christmas, Hanukah and other holidays, traffic in the months of November and December can increase up to five-fold or more. Continue reading…

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How to Prep Your Infrastructure to Meet the Holiday Rush

If the cloud has brought one key advantage to the enterprise in recent years, it is the ability to provision additional resources in a hurry and then just as easily decommission them – a process known as bursting. For ecommerce providers in particular, this is a key method of dealing with the annual holiday traffic spike. Continue reading…

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