When you’re striving to be HIPAA compliant, the idea of third-party hosting can be daunting. Join Sean Bruton, VP of Product Management at HOSTING, for a discussion of the key elements to consider when assessing your hosting environment for HIPAA compliance.Read more >
It seems like everything has been moving to the cloud. Given the popularity of the term and the concept, it’s not surprising that many companies assume that cloud hosting is their best—and perhaps only—option for optimal hosting performance. Yet the truth is, there are plenty of other viable choices out there, including managed hosting, colocation and even DIY.
It all depends on a business’s unique hosting needs—what works for one company may not work for the next, because their goals and challenges are different. And despite its buzz-worthy status, the cloud may not be the best answer. They key to making the right choice is understanding each of those choices and knowing how to evaluate which option suits your business in terms of capabilities, cost and scalability.
In this webinar, Jeffrey Papen, Founder and CEO of Peak Hosting, will guide you through the different hosting options available, sharing the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision that works for your business. He will cover:
- Options for hosting your business or application - Cloud, DIY, and dedicated managed hosting
- Why the disadvantages of the cloud outweigh the benefits
- Why outsourcing isn’t a dirty word
- What Operations-as-a-Service is and how you can benefit from this model
A lack of manpower and a dearth of resources are often major obstacles for organizations striving to achieve and maintain HIPAA and/or PCI compliance. Compliance guidelines are complex and difficult to decipher, even for the most experienced IT professionals. Recent headlines regarding unprecedented security and compliance breaches are causing companies to examine compliance-as-a-service (CaaS) solutions offered by cloud providers. But with the myriad of options available, it’s difficult for companies to discern which CaaS best fits their needs.
Join Johan Hybinette, HOSTING Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), as he discusses the benefits and risks associated with CaaS. Drawing upon his 20+ years’ of experience in information security and compliance, Johan will also offer tips for selecting the right CaaS for your business. Bring your questions and leave with the information you need to confidently invest in a CaaS solution.
As the Internet of Things encourages businesses to embrace big data, IT professionals turn to online resources to house and manage applications. However, cyber attacks are increasingly becoming a matter of “when,” not “if,” leading IT professionals to seek robust security solutions. Still on the fence about whether your small to medium sized enterprise really needs that much protection? Join Tricia Pattee, Product Manager at HOSTING, for a 30 minute webinar about scary facts about online security you need to know. Bring your questions – we’ll host a Q&A at the end of the presentation.Read more >
Taking your first steps in the cloud shouldn't be a rush affair. Instead, you should have a detailed plan for your cloud adventure, and it should be tailored to your specific business goals. But what elements do you need in a plan? What should you expect from the cloud and the migration process? All of these are questions organizations face at the beginning of their cloud journey, and HOSTING is familiar with every one. Join Bill Santos, President of HOSTING Advanced Solutions, for a detailed webinar about planning for the cloud. He'll discuss same basics of the cloud and what challenges you might face, then he'll dive into the steps of cloud planning. Bring questions; he'll open a live Q&A at the end of the presentation.Read more >
Lately, everyone is talking about the cloud. Research organizations are spouting promising statistics about increased adoption and success of managed cloud platforms. Developers are using cloud technology to build innovative new platforms and launch their SaaS applications. With all this cloud chatter, many IT leaders are hard pressed to define their strategy and approach to the cloud. But is your organization ready? Before taking the leap, it’s important to understand your current technology environment and determine if the cloud is right for you. If yes, you have plenty of items on your cloud readiness checklist to attend to before you launch. Join Mike McCracken, Director of Professional Services for HOSTING, for an overview of what items to consider when conducting a cloud readiness assessment. Come armed with questions, because we’ll do a live Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation.Read more >
Everyone’s abuzz about “the cloud” lately, but what does it all really mean? Companies throw terms like public cloud, dedicated cloud and hybrid cloud environment around daily. If you’re looking for clarity when it comes to the cloud platform options available to you, this webinar is right up your alley. Join HOSTING VP of Product, Sean Bruton, for a no-nonsense description of just what we mean when we use cloud terminology. This 30-minute session will deliver the straight skinny and still have time for some questions.Read more >
Curious about the cloud? We've got answers. Join HOSTING for an overview of cloud hosting and computing basics. From the history of the cloud to the projected future, we'll investigate the foundation of this $2.1 billion industry.Read more >
The advantages to virtualization are vast, including reduction of capital expenses, elasticity, agility, high-availability, and ease of migration. There are a lot of options in the Cloud hosting space and understanding your company’s preferred “flavor” of the Cloud has become as critical as the platform you use.
The flavors of the Cloud range from a customer-managed to a fully vendor-managed service. By partnering with third parties and managed hosting providers, companies are able to tailor their Cloud environment to complement their internal architecture and personnel capabilities.
In this session we will dive into the flavors of the Cloud, identifying the challenges that customer-managed and vendor-managed services create and the solutions to help mitigate these challenges. Lastly, we’ll breakdown the attributes of the full “flavor” spectrum – allowing attendees to identify their virtualization “sweet spot.”
• How to create your own set of Cloud requirements
• Looking at the type of Cloud Providers that exist
• A closer look at customer-managed and vendor-managed solutions
• Basic steps to move to the Cloud that best fits your requirements
Companies today are feeling pressure to move their business "into the cloud." At Rackspace we have a saying: "The cloud is for everyone but not everything." This presentation will cover differences between dedicated, cloud and hybrid hosting followed by five important questions every company should ask itself before making cloud-related moves. This presentation is conceptual and not vendor-specific; it is intended to be an overview for business decision makers and influencers and is based upon the presenter's many customer interactions with clients interested in virtualization, cloud and hybrid hosting.
Paul Croteau has 20 years of I/T experience and has worked with companies including Accenture, EDS, Verizon and AT&T. He is now in his eighth year at Rackspace where he has worked extensively with customers of all sizes, most recently with a focus on enterprise businesses. Paul helped design some of the earliest hybrid solutions deployed at Rackspace including mission-critical configurations for some of the most recognized brands in the world.
Migrating an existing workload to a new Cloud platform is a critical and often risky task. Aggressive timelines, budget pressures, limited manpower, lack of expertise, impact to current systems, and poor project planning are common challenges for organizations facing a migration. The good news is that through advancements in technology, process, and people, migrating to the Cloud is now achievable, affordable, and safe. Join me. Bill Santos, President of HOSTING Advanced Solutions, for an informative webinar on how you can migrate to the cloud with confidence. Bring your questions – we’ll host a Q&A at the end of the presentation.Read more >
Research firms, tech giants and employees have spoken – culture is key to business success. At HOSTING, we understand the necessity of a dynamite culture for our clients and employees alike. We were founded by entrepreneurs, and that spirit is perpetuated by none more so than Joel Daly, our COO. A culture fanatic, employee advocate, trainer and constant student, Joel is the face of what makes HOSTING tick. In this 30-minute webinar, Joel will discuss the idea of “Culture First” as a core strategy to business operations. He’ll give examples of why HOSTING developed its unique culture and discuss the benefits of emphasizing culture within your own organization. Plus, there will be time for Q&A with the man himself, so bring your questions!Read more >
If you’re wondering how to optimize the performance of your ColdFusion applications, this webinar is a must-see. Patrick Quinn, Webapper President and CTO, will join Michael McCracken, HOSTING Director of Professional Services, for a discussion of ColdFusion performance best practices. Topics will include optimizing memory, achieving maximum concurrency through thread settings, and planning and optimizing server infrastructures. We’ll also touch on load balancing and failover planning to support uptime and availability. Bring your questions, because we’ll open up a live Q&A in the last 15-20 minutes of the webinar.Read more >
When you’re evaluating possible colocation providers, the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. However, there are distinct characteristics of the physical building, security, network and more that you must consider. Join Rada Flom, HOSTING Sr. Director of Data Center Operations, for an overview of data center basics – what you should be looking for, the questions to ask and how to evaluate a data center for your needs.Read more >
As companies consider moving to the cloud, every cloud advocate must answer to upper management on why it's the right thing to do. It's not always easy to envision the questions your C-level may ask, but there's no need to stab in the dark! Join HOSTING COO, Joel Daly, for a conversation on how you can sell cloud to your C-suite - and look like a hero in the process.Read more >
As more and more companies look to take advantage of all of the benefits afforded with cloud-based infrastructures, the discussion often quickly turns to “How do we get there?” For some companies, this single migration question can create an insurmountable roadblock that either keeps them from moving to the cloud or severely delays their migration. Join Michael McCracken, HOSTING Director of Professional Services, as he explores different cloud migration strategies along with the benefits and risks associated with each of those strategies. Following his presentation, get your cloud migration questions answered by Bill Santos, President, HOSTING Advanced Solutions.Read more >
When your business has outgrown your current managed hosting provider, the logical thing is to search for something better. Change can be difficult and chaotic, but it doesn’t have to be.
This webinar focuses on best practices for making your migration from the cloud as pain free as possible, including a discussion on what you need to know and ask of your migration provider to ensure it goes smoothly. As an example of this, we will outline Peak Hosting’s migration process, as well as discuss one of our customer migrations and why they chose to undertake it.
You will learn:
-What is involved in migrating from the cloud
-What key things you need to know before your service provider migrates your infrastructure
-How it is possible to seamlessly migrate a system, with no downtime
-Why it’s important to plan your migration ahead of time, and how your hosting company’s engineers can help
Whether you’re a CEO or an engineer, email contributes to your daily productivity. In the best case, it increases your security, efficiency and availability – in the worst, it creates vulnerabilities and increases downtime. Solutions like managed exchange services can help ensure your business runs smoothly 24/7. Join Tony Scribner, Solutions Architect for Apparatus, and Bill Santos, President of HOSTING Advanced Solutions, for a review of best practices for your email solution.Read more >
Have you begun leveraging ITIL? Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practices can help align the needs of your business with IT offerings. Join Jonathan Arena, Director of Technical Operations at HOSTING, to learn how you can apply the benefits of ITIL to the growth of your business.Read more >
Outgrowing a CSP is easy to do, but it’s not always easy to recognize when your business gets too big for its current cloud service britches. Join HOSTING as we explore the signs and discuss the best process for determining the cloud service provider that best fits your business goals.Read more >