Although the commercial and operational advantages of hybrid IT are compelling, for financial services and healthcare organizations as well as enterprises that market their services to the government sector, security and regulatory compliance are non-negotiable. Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at DataBank, takes a look at key security and compliance factors when adopting a hybrid IT strategy for your business.
In security and privacy, the big event of 2018 was the arrival of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). So why are so many reporting that they’re still not compliant -and may never be?
IT security will once again be a key issue in the data center industry in 2019, according to the four thought leaders in the DCF Executive Roundtable.
In our quarterly Executive Roundtable, five data center thought leaders discuss the security of cloud platforms and service provider facilities versus on-premises data centers.
This is the third post in a four-part series from Cyxtera that explores crucial elements to consider before choosing a colocation provider. This post focuses on ensuring your colocation provider is prepared to provide physical and virtual security for your data center.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Eddie Ankers, Director of Corporate Security for RagingWire, discusses best practices for data center security, and insights on how to protect your data center and the assets in it.
The growth in stored data volumes is putting pressure on IT budgets and services delivery. Burgeoning volumes of unstructured data commonly drive this ongoing trend. Download a new white paper from Cloudian that offers a review and economic evaluation of Cloudian’s Hyperstore as compared to the traditional purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA).
Threats will continue to escalate, both in number and sophistication, and having a sound data center security strategy that includes colocation can be the best way to mitigate your threat risk. David Mettler, Vice President of Sales and the Market Director for the US at IO, explains why continually evaluating and updating your data center security strategy is mission critical.
Working with modern cloud and data center technologies isn’t always an easy task. Today, we’re seeing a boom in cloud adoption and data center utilization. Still, through all of this adoption and cloud deployment – it’s pretty much impossible to escape the conversation around data center security.
Ideas and concepts defining security have changed dramatically in the past 10 to 15 years. There was a time when security meant physical security, such as guards, gates and alarm consoles. With the advent of distributed computing and the rise of
the Internet, data center security has become a recognized discipline requiring a blend of technical, policy and business acumen, and thoroughly professional practitioners. In the years since, data protection has come to occupy the attention of the C-suite, and savvy information security professionals understand that the foundation for a strong enterprise security program includes physical protection of assets.