The Answer to Hybrid Cloud: The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure

During the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference last week, Carpathia announced the launch of an exciting new hybrid cloud offering with long-term partner, Equinix: The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure.

Designed to help businesses and federal agencies overcome the challenges of balancing security and compliance with the cost saving benefits of the public cloud, Continue reading…

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5 Tips for Maintaining Compliance in Healthcare

As part of the healthcare industry, we’re sure you’re aware that it’s critical to protect patients’ information from unauthorized access. That’s exactly why federal regulations, including HIPAA, are in place to safeguard the accidental distribution of information. Healthcare providers and others who work in the healthcare industry need to invest time and energy into achieving and maintaining compliance. Continue reading…

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Meaningful Use Explained

The term “Meaningful Use” has caused some confusion in the healthcare industry.  Meaningful Use refers to the federal government’s standards for Electronic Health Records (EHR1 systems. These standards include rules, as well as incentives and penalties for healthcare professionals and hospitals. Check out our infographic, explaining the aspects of Meaningful Use. Continue reading…

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Nine Criteria for Selecting a HaaS Solution

As the amount of data and information produced and made accessible via technology continues to grow exponentially, it is expected that big data will become as integral to business and society as the Internet has become over the past 25 years.

And as more companies are developing a need for big data analytics, the number of Hadoop service options is increasing. Choosing the right solution is crucial for your company’s success – but as we’ve often heard from customers, cutting through the hype can be a daunting task.

To distinguish fact from fiction, here are nine key criteria we recommend you consider when selecting a Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS1 solution. If you’re interested in additional information, you can find these points and more in our recent eBook, “Hadoop As A Service: Not all Offerings are Created Equal.”  You might also want to check out the GigaOm Research Paper, “Understanding the power of Hadoop as a Service.” Continue reading…



Benefits of the Private Cloud

Selecting a cloud solution for your organization can be overwhelming, as there are quite a few options to choose from – private, public, hybrid and community. Which is best for you?

As many organizations contemplate migrating to the cloud, their biggest concerns tend to be control, security and location of their data. Are you in the healthcare industry, tasked with storing confidential patient information? Are you part of a federal organization that deals with data that must be kept secure? Depending on your organization and the type of data you’re considering storing in the cloud, a private cloud solution might be your best bet. Continue reading…

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Summer House Cleaning Tips for Your Cloud

Summer is the perfect time to take a step back and reevaluate new ways to fine-tune your cloud infrastructure. Whether your environment is public, private or hybrid, there are a number of data center “house cleaning” tips that can significantly optimize computing resource performance. Not only can these guidelines help you refresh your own infrastructure, but they also provide some key guidelines for your vendor partner relationships too. In the end, you will benefit from a much more cost-effective, secure and efficient cloud infrastructure. Continue reading…

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FedRAMP 2.0: Moving Beyond Compliance and Embracing Risk Management

Compliance as we know it today is evolving to address the demands of an increasingly volatile threat landscape where attacks can come from anywhere — inside or outside the corporate network.

The old school vision of checking off requirement boxes annually and calling it compliance is a thing of the past. Today’s IT environment is so dynamic and fast-moving that “point-in-time” security and privacy standards are often outdated by the time organizations comply. Continue reading…


Clash of Clouds: May the Best (not cheapest) Cloud Win

When the dust clouds settle from the private versus public cloud debate, the likely winner will be the hybrid cloud.

There is no easy, universal approach to achieving the benefits of the cloud.

Many organizations are attracted by the lower initial cost of the public cloud and think they can easily plug in an out-of-the box solution. Continue reading…

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BYOD Needs a Traffic Cop

The “Bring Your Own Device” movement isn’t going away, so enterprises must embrace it, and manage it properly.

This requires a unified approach that allows for the implementation of policies and tools that promote both productivity and security as more and more employees bring their own mobile devices to the workplace and use them to work from home. Any mobile strategy — whether it involves company or Continue reading…

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