This is reportedly the biggest concern in any organization looking to a cloud transition, even more so for healthcare providers handling sensitive, personal information. With conflicting opinions and a dizzying amount of information, it isn't hard become skeptical on cloud information security. Particularly for healthcare professionals, this is the first time facing the situation of putting sensitive patient records in someone else’s hands. This would understandably cause hesitation, and the term ‘cloud’ never evoked a sense of fortified security.
In the world of data storage, colocation often gets overlooked due to its trendy cloud counterpart. However, don't be so quick to look past the benefits of using a colocation service. By taking advanage of the advanced facilities and new building technologies, colocation can enhance the performance and efficiency of many data center environments.
Virtual server sprawl is one of the new problems that was created as a result of computer virtualization. Because it’s now so easy to create and deploy new virtual servers, it’s now common to see people creating new servers and forgetting about them, thus taking up valuable resources. Deleting these forgotten servers can be difficult and risky, since you face the chance of accidentally deleting a mission critical virtual machine. Accurate and reliable inventory of VMs are keys to any successful virtualization strategy.