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Managed AWS Isn’t Just About Managing AWS

Managed AWS Isn’t Just About Managing AWS | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Managed AWS doesn't end with simply getting a MSP to handle the system administrative work - that MSP needs to augment your AWS build with powerful tools.
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Who's Who in Cloud February 7, 2014 - Logicworks Gathering Clouds

Who's Who in Cloud February 7, 2014 - Logicworks Gathering Clouds | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Gathering Clouds' weekly digest features hot topics featuring key cloud thought leaders. This week we highlight AWS services and network security.
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Logicworks turns a corner with managed AWS services

Logicworks turns a corner with managed AWS services | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it

After 18 months of delivering managed services on top of Amazon Web Services public cloud resources in a mostly ad hoc way, managed hosting provider Logicworks indicates that it is beginning 2014 with some more formalized ideas about the types of customer services it wants to deliver using AWS resources. Today, those offerings are mostly around devops – enabling its customers' applications to play nice with AWS – but they will soon include more complex high-availability application environments, purpose-built products for medical image archiving and other complex products.

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High Availability and Performance Computing: Balancing Complexity and Scalability

High Availability and Performance Computing: Balancing Complexity and Scalability | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it

Developing high availability in your infrastructure design is critical to achieving the greatest levels of both resiliency and performance (in a global sense of the term) for your business.

This holds true whether you are managing infrastructure internally, with a managed service provider or with a cloud provider like AWS.

While internal management and a managed hosting provider will guide you through the necessary steps and thresholds to achieve true High Availability (HA), AWS is a tool that relies on users to know exactly what they need to ensure the best outcomes from rented infrastructure. The trouble is, that while local HA is a well-known concept, as you scale the demands of HA, especially when relying on a fully AWS-based approach, can become very challenging.

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3 Steps to Increasing Productivity Through Outsourcing

3 Steps to Increasing Productivity Through Outsourcing | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
There are several things that need to be considered for an outsourced partnership to help, rather than hurt, productivity.
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Improve your internal operations by moving them outside of your organization – this seems like backwards logic.

Yet, that’s the benefit that many companies are seeking to access with the range of outsourced partnerships, which composes portions of contemporary IT departments.

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Obamacare, Cyber-Security, HIPAA and the Hosted Solution

Obamacare, Cyber-Security, HIPAA and the Hosted Solution | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
The role out of Obamacare has raised questions around the role of hosted infrastructure solutions and HIPAA compliance.
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Through a BAA, a hosted solution provider agrees to protect and maintain the PHI in accordance with certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. In this way, a healthcare entity can focus on its core service offerings and manage its patient-identifiable data through a third party provider that has specific security expertise, with the additional safeguards of the certifications the cloud entity makes in the HIPAA Business Associate Agreement

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Responsiveness and Managed Service Providers

Responsiveness and Managed Service Providers | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Managed service providers present a challenge and an opportunity - 3rd party services can often slow response times, but MSPs can also support innovation.
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You have a problem, you open a ticket with your managed services provider (MSP) and… you wait… and wait… and then you call. < If this is your problem, you need to read this.

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School Data and Managed Hosting: Working With, Not Against, Privacy

School Data and Managed Hosting: Working With, Not Against, Privacy | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
School data must adhere to strict compliance requirements, and just like any other industry, managed hosting can be a boon to achieving security goals.
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Due to privacy concerns, many oppose educational institutions to store data in the cloud. We found one solution to ease concerns and aid with constructing cloud strategies for academic institutions.

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Managed Cloud Security Market is Growing, Reaching $9 Billion Revenue by 2017 | CloudTimes

Managed Cloud Security Market is Growing, Reaching $9 Billion Revenue by 2017 | CloudTimes | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Cloud-based systems are attractive as a standard part of the corporate landscape, because they are usually cheaper, faster and easier to deploy than internal IT systems.
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5 Ways Cloud Computing is Changing Product Management

5 Ways Cloud Computing is Changing Product Management | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Product management has a real stake in how an organization utilizes cloud computing.
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Product managers need to be involved in cloud infrastructure decisions! We highlighted five key areas where the product manager's role is vital for the success of cloud usage.

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Can Managed Services Balance BYOD Security and Compliance Concerns?

Can Managed Services Balance BYOD Security and Compliance Concerns? | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
What role do managed service providers play in ensuring BYOD security and compliance?
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How to Select A Managed Service Provider as a Healthcare Organization

How to Select A Managed Service Provider as a Healthcare Organization | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
As healthcare organization there are some key things to look for in a managed service provider.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Managed Services & The Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: Managed Services & The Cloud | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it

Everyone seems to want to take advantage of cloud computing these days, but few people actually take the time to think about the risks that come along with this kind of service. To manage cloud security risks, you have to know which risks in the cloud actually pose a threat to your business. Different types of clouds environments will come with different problems, so you need to learn about your cloud service to be able to realize what could go wrong if you are not careful at all times.


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Let us show you how MetaLINK Technologies can secure your business and its data with our Managed Services!

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3 Misconceptions about HIPAA Compliant Hosting

3 Misconceptions about HIPAA Compliant Hosting | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
When talking about HIPAA Compliant hosting, you need to understand the top three misconceptions.
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Creating a Cloud and Managed Service Strategy with Open Standards

Creating a Cloud and Managed Service Strategy with Open Standards | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Open standards are increasingly an important aspect of cloud computing that businesses using managed service providers need to consider.
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Managed Service Provider Culture - What You Need to Know

Managed Service Provider Culture - What You Need to Know | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
The culture of a managed service provider is the outcome of many factors, so what will determine the best fit for your business?
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Open Source Computing and Managed Service Providers, Making the Link

Open Source Computing and Managed Service Providers, Making the Link | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
What do managed service providers mean to open source? Cloud Computing expert David Linthicum weighs in.
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Albeit this is a data point from earlier this year, North Bridge Venture Partners andBlack Duck Software in April announced the results of the seventh annual Future of Open Source Survey. The 2013 survey represents the insights of more than 800 respondents – the largest in the survey’s history – from both non-vendor and vendor communities.  This information was the most compelling to me, in terms of open source adoption.  The survey includes data points about the use of open source in the cloud, as well as from managed service providers.

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The Right MSP: 3 Business Level Considerations

The Right MSP: 3 Business Level Considerations | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
The right managed service provider (MSP) needs to show you they can answer your needs in 3 key areas to be the right partner for your business.
Logicworks's insight:

As you survey the range of managed service providers, there are a number of things to consider before you sign a contract.

The technical level considerations are always important: will the MSP fulfill your needs around scalability, compatible technology, and expertise?

Then, there are questions around cost: will the services fit within my budget? What’s the outside limit that I can spend to get the right amount of infrastructure delivery? How do I determine how much of my infrastructure I outsource versus hiring for similar support?

However, there are several areas that the business-level relationship has to fulfill in order for you to know that the prospective MSP is a right fit for you.

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3 Ways Application Development Is Thankful for MSPs

3 Ways Application Development Is Thankful for MSPs | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Application development can thrive when supported by managed services.
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5 Ways Managed Services Improves Disaster Recovery

5 Ways Managed Services Improves Disaster Recovery | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Managed services has an important role to play in ensuring that disaster recovery planning is done well.
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Killer DDoS Attacks: 3 Ways MSPs Can Help

Killer DDoS Attacks: 3 Ways MSPs Can Help | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
DDoS attacks are no joke, but there are some strategies MSPs can bring to bear that can help mitigate DDoS impact.
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How do you prepare for a DDoS attack? This real-time digital attack map accompanied with these top recommendations may offer some guidance.

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Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss - InformationWeek (blog)

Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss - InformationWeek (blog) | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss
InformationWeek (blog)
So why would you look under the hood of IT when advanced cloud platforms are proving their value over and over again?
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When To Make The Move To Managed Services

When To Make The Move To Managed Services | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
How do you know if managed services are right for your business? Here are 3 areas to consider.
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4 Areas Where Managed Services Seriously Improve Efficiency

4 Areas Where Managed Services Seriously Improve Efficiency | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Managed services can do a lot for a business, but there are a few areas in particular where it can greatly increase efficiency.
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Balancing Self-Service and Managed Services in the Cloud

Balancing Self-Service and Managed Services in the Cloud | Managed Hosting | Scoop.it
Managed services or self-service. finding the right balance for how your business accesses cloud is key to accessing the right benefits.
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