White Papers

  • Scaling Database Applications In The Cloud For Peak Price And Performance

    Software developers and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, who have long benefited from the substantial economies of scale available in the cloud, now have a wealth of options for configuring public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures. Indeed, the permutations and combinations of the many options available can make it difficult to configure a cloud for peak price […]

  • Avoiding the Breach: What You Need to Know about Online Security

    Avoiding the Breach: What You Need to Know about Online Security

    Avoiding the Breach: What You Need to Know about Online Security Major security breaches routinely become national and even international news stories, but these are just the tip of a growing iceberg that represents many more such incidents now occurring on a smaller scale every day—many in small and medium-sized businesses. To avoid becoming a […]

  • As Clouds Roll In, Expectations for Performance and Availability Billow

    As Clouds Roll In, Expectations for Performance and Availability Billow

    This article discusses the impact of the cloud-fueled world of application proliferation coupled with a data explosion that is creating demand for critical database administration and data management skills. This article first appeared in Database Trends and Applications’ Big Data Sourcebook: Second Edition, published by Unisphere Media, a division of Information Today, Inc. available for download […]

  • Enhancing Staff Productivity and HIPAA/HITECH Compliance with Cloud Desktops

    Enhancing Productivity and HIPAA/HITECH Compliance with Cloud Desktops

    If HIPAA/HITECH compliance were a patient, the cloud desktop would be its prescribed treatment, and the patient’s prognosis would be for a rapid and full recovery. This white paper outlines the challenges of securing user devices that contain protected health information and describes how the cloud desktop works to overcome these challenges, and resolves the […]

  • The Low Cost and High Return of Remote DBA Services

    The Low Cost and High Return of Remote DBA Services

    As their fiscal years progress, organizations often experience a midyear slump. With time running out and funds at a premium, IT leaders are faced with difficult decisions regarding which initiatives they can complete by year-end – and which ones will languish on their white boards. As companies tighten their belts, they increasingly look towards IT […]

  • Getting Strategic About HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

    Getting Strategic About HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

      This white paper examines how U.S. healthcare organizations are currently leveraging cloud solutions to build applications that meet HIPAA and HITECH compliance regulations. It argues that these groups need to push forward with these strategic IT deployments to meet regulatory requirements and achieve critical business objectives. In addition, it analyzes how leading providers of […]

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    20 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Cloud Service Provider

    20 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Cloud Service Provider The increased use of cloud computing by businesses of all sizes has caused the number of cloud service providers (CSPs) to grow and become more diverse in their offerings. Conversely, this has made it more difficult for businesses to choose just the right CSP. The […]

  • HIPAA Compliance Guide - white paper SS

    HIPAA Compliance Guide

    Most healthcare organizations find that meeting Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act compliance regulations to protect personal health information (PHI) and maintain corporate integrity is not only vital but also a great burden on budgeted resources. HOSTING understands these competing – […]

  • Configuring Success: Leveraging Managed Cloud Hosting for Better Control and Compliance

    Configuring Success: Leveraging Managed Cloud Hosting [WHITE PAPER]

    This white paper looks at some of the concerns IT leaders may have about managed cloud hosting services. It also analyzes how leading hosting companies have built a business model that not only meets IT executive needs but goes far beyond to position them for leveraging the power of big data and evolving business models. Download the Report

  • Cloud Security Report - Alert Logic, Spring 2014

    Cloud Security Report – Alert Logic, Spring 2014

    Cloud Security Report – Alert Logic, Spring 2014 The most recent Alert Logic Cloud Security Report is available for 2014. Alert Logic has been issuing these reports since 2012. In analyzing the data for these reports, Alert Logic provides a lot of information about security trends in general, as well as how security threats differ […]

  • The Disruption Epidemic: How Poor Microsoft SQL - white paper SS

    The Disruption Epidemic: How Poor Microsoft SQL Server Deployments Put Businesses at Risk . . . And What You Can Do About It

    The Disruption Epidemic: How Poor Microsoft SQL Server Deployments Put Businesses at Risk . . . and What You Can Do About It For many enterprises, Microsoft SQL Server is an excellent relational database engine for the most demanding business critical applications. However, are companies maximizing its potential to effectively achieve their bottom-line goals? Or […]

  • How Security’s Role in Your Availability Plan Helps Create Maximum Uptime - white papers SS

    How Security’s Role in Your Availability Plan Helps Create Maximum Uptime

    Unconventional Wisdom How Security’s Role in Your Availability Plan Helps Create Maximum Uptime   This white paper makes the case that the ultimate purpose for both security and availability is uptime. It also provides suggestions for maximizing uptime in internal infrastructures and when using cloud computing services. The paper was developed jointly with Alert Logic, […]