Racksquared Updates and Insights

Bringing your data to cloud backup: What does it take and why?

Carl Miller on Aug 31, 2019 9:38:00 AM Disaster Recovery, Veeam, Backup

racksquared_blog_img1_0819_2If your business is ready to take data security more seriously this year, implementing cloud backup is a great place to start. There are several important benefits of cloud services. When you back up your information in the cloud, you’re ensuring that your company’s documents, contracts, spreadsheets and more are protected if the original copy gets misplaced at the office. You’re also protecting yourself if documents are destroyed in the event of a natural disaster such as flooding or a fire.

Moving your data to the cloud doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Discover three easy steps to get started today.

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What to look for in a proactive data center partner

Carl Miller on Aug 1, 2019 10:42:00 AM Managed IT Services, Colocation, Cloud

blog_img1_0719If you’re considering outsourcing some of your company’s IT responsibilities, we understand that the process of finding the ideal proactive data center partner can seem a little daunting. You may be wondering which specific elements to look for in a data center partner, or how to get started in your search. The good news is that we can help.

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Colocation: The Who, What, and Why of this Data Security Option

Carl Miller on Jul 8, 2019 10:58:00 AM Security, Colocation, Data Center

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As a business, it can be challenging to predict where a company's infrastructure will be five years down the road. That's why many companies are choosing to partner with a colocation provider.

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Racksquared: A HIPAA Compliant Data Center

Carl Miller on Jul 8, 2019 10:51:00 AM Cloud, HIPAA, Data Center

racksquared_HIPAA_blog_img_0619_2In today’s modern world, digital innovations are enabling healthcare organizations across the globe to reduce cost, boost competitiveness, while also allowing quick access to data in real-time. With the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, we’ve seen a complete shift in the past decade with more and more healthcare organizations investing in technology and services to protect their company’s data.

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What Recent Ransomware Attacks Have Taught Us

Carl Miller on Jun 24, 2019 12:41:00 PM Security, Managed IT Services, Backup

racksquared_ransomware_blog_img_0619_2IT systems these days are so critical to the success of any business, but even with the conveniences afforded by technological advancements, many companies don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place should they experience unplanned downtime. According to the State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness Annual Report, 57% of IT professionals surveyed have had at least one system outage in the past three months and 60% of companies don’t have a fully documented disaster recovery plan. Organizations need to prepare for everything from natural disasters to cyber-attacks.

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Outsourcing to a proactive data center partner

Carl Miller on Apr 15, 2019 1:12:00 PM Managed IT Services, Data Center

racksquared_social_proof_blog_img_0419Historically, cost savings has always been a big factor behind data center outsourcing. Cost reduction will remain a key element driving the choice to outsource to a data center partner, but companies also realize the value of proactive services because of improved uptime, compliance, and reduced risks. According to various market reports, data center outsourcing is the most effective way to manage IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to focus on innovating their business. When you consider this and what others are saying, it’s actually hard to find a reason to keep all data center operations in-house.

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How the AS/400 Server is making an Impact

Carl Miller on Apr 15, 2019 12:48:00 PM IBM Power, Data Center

Racksquared_blog_AS400-SoftwareIf you’re an IT professional, you’ve probably heard of IBM’s AS/400. You might know someone with this in their job title or seen certifications for it. But many of us are wondering whether the platform that was introduced back in the 80s is still relevant today. As we approach the digital age and ground-breaking discoveries in artificial intelligence, we’d like to take a look at the AS/400 and discuss why this server is still making an impact.

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How Do I Get Started With Veeam Cloud Connect?

Carl Miller on Mar 21, 2019 1:33:00 PM Disaster Recovery, Veeam, Backup

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Whether you manage your data in-house or through a data center provider, you’ve likely heard of Veeam. But do you understand Veeam’s full range of capabilities? Today, 60% of businesses are benefiting from using Veeam Cloud Connect Backup with a recovery time of fewer than 15 minutes and data replication up to 50 times faster than raw data transfer. So, what are you waiting for?

By partnering with Racksquared, our experts can help you get started with Veeam whether you work for a small business or large enterprise.

 

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The top 4 benefits of data center colocation

Carl Miller on Mar 21, 2019 1:27:00 PM Colocation, Data Center

racksquared_colocation_blog_img_0319Many companies today are shifting from managing their data in-house to outsourcing to a proactive data center who can store and manage their data off-site. To understand this shift, let’s take a look at the definition of colocation and learn more about its top benefits.

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Cloud data services vs. outsourcing to a data center

Carl Miller on Feb 20, 2019 1:46:00 PM Managed IT Services, Backup, Data Center

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We’re all users of technology, and in the data center space, we are continually leveraging new systems, methods of communication, and advanced technologies with the user in mind. As our world becomes increasingly more advanced and connected, small business leaders and IT professionals should consider new solutions and concepts around the management of their infrastructure.

Many are wondering whether to outsource IT to a data provider or store their data in the cloud. At first glance, cloud data services are convenient, compared to searching for and choosing a proactive data center partner. In reality, these cloud-based systems can be complex and costly especially as your company grows. Let’s take a look at the differences between cloud services and outsourcing to a proactive data center partner, so you can understand what’s best for your business.

 

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