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Monitoring essential to secure Azure deployments

Over the past few years, many of the most egregious cloud security myths have been put to rest.  While these fears previously prevented many organizations from embracing cloud solutions fully, most now realize that such concerns were overblown and that cloud services, when handled properly, are just as secure as on-premise alternatives. This applies to all cloud platforms and solutions …

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Cloud makes enterprise-grade big data analytics widely available

The rise of big data analytics was a game-changer for just about every industry. For years, businesses have possessed tremendous amounts of raw, unstructured data that they thought was more or less unusable, as there was no way to glean valuable insight from the information in this form. With advanced big data analytics, though, this was no longer the case. Quickly, enterprises …

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Audits – Don’t Be Afraid, Be Prepared

Nine components critical to a good audit experience As a sales person at Datapipe and former support technician I have overseen 100+ audits on behalf of our clients. Over the years I have come to rely on nine components critical to having a good audit experience. I’ve seen firsthand that a prepared client working with their managed service provider (MSP) …

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How the cloud is improving data center consolidation

Taken separately, data center consolidation and cloud computing adoption clearly represent two of the most significant IT trends occurring today. With increasing frequency, businesses are bringing together these efforts to maximize benefits. In many ways, cloud services can have a powerful, positive impact on companies' data center consolidation projects. Data center consolidation incentives To see why the cloud is such …

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Cloud offers major benefits for big data initiatives

Cloud computing and big data analytics are, without a doubt, two of the most important technologies to enter the mainstream in recent years. And now, increasingly, the two are coming together to deliver powerful results and benefits for forward-thinking companies. By moving big data analytics operations into cloud environments, firms can increase efficiency and productivity, all while saving time and …

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Datapipe Named to CRN’s MSP 500 List in the Hosting 100 Category

We haven’t completed the first quarter of 2015 and already Datapipe has had an exciting year. We kicked off January by expanding our Big Data capabilities and support with the acquisition of GoGrid, an industry leader in that realm. Shortly after, we introduced the Datapipe AWS Global Cloud Center of Excellence, a collaboration with Amazon Web Services that helps global …

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Announcing Managed Cloud for Azure: Datapipe Brings Managed Services to the Microsoft Cloud

At Datapipe, we’ve always been driven by a single motivation – to deliver unprecedented value to our customers. We were among the first to offer managed cloud for AWS and the first to expand operations in Europe and Asia. We are currently leading the charge as the only global MSP to architect, deploy and manage multi-cloud hybrid IT solutions. Today, …

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Automating PCI Compliance on AWS using Puppet

The Challenge A customer who brought in a large pre-existing AWS environment had an upcoming PCI audit and requested that our Security team advise and assist in preparing for the audit. Because the Datapipe Security team had been active participants in developing our PCI compliance Puppet modules, they knew immediately we could deploy them and quickly prepare the instances for the audit. (More work …

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Cloud optimization: 3 Ways to improve the efficiency of your cloud usage

With cloud computing firmly established as a basic business tool in virtually every sector, a growing number of company leaders are turning their attention to the issue of cloud optimization. Cloud optimization is fast moving from a luxury to a necessity as cloud services come to form an increasingly large component of organizations' overall IT infrastructures. It's no longer enough …

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Top 10 HIPAA Data Breaches of 2014

Last year, we highlighted the 10 biggest HIPAA data breaches of 2013, as determined by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Topping the list was Advocate Medical Group’s loss of four laptops containing more than 4 million patient records. Rounding out the top 10 was United HomeCare Services, Inc., with a similar laptop theft resulting in more than …

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