Colocation Data Center Physical Security as a Fundamental Service During COVID-19

Data Center Physical Security

With the ongoing pandemic, many companies had to change the way they do business. Some industries are affected more than others, but overall any service provider must find a safe way to continue their work while keeping human interactions minimum. Companies need to rethink their work environment, operations, and the nature of their internal control […]

Data Center Tier Levels Explained

Data Center

The need for a globally recognized set of Tier Performance Standards became unavoidable in the mid-1990s. The data center industry grew at an unprecedented rate as the number of businesses with significant Internet needs to be skyrocketed. In response to this critical need, the Uptime Institute developed a Tier Classification and Certification System for data […]

Volico Data Centers Completed its 2019 SOC 2 Type 2 Audit for Its Data Center Portfolio

Volico Data Centers is proud to announce the completion of the SOC 2 Type II audit for 2019. A-LIGN, an independent accounting, and auditing firm performed the audits and confirmed Volico’s compliance with these industry standards. The compliance reports assure that Volico Data Centers’ services are suitable for businesses and applications that require high security, […]

How Does GDPR Compare to HIPAA?

GDPR Compare to HIPAA

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of the United States are two critical government acts that were created to protect personal and sensitive information and data. These two pieces of regulative guidelines have contributed a considerable amount to the global data security field. […]

How to Ensure You are Ready to Comply With the GDPR

comply with GDPR requirements

The European Union (EU) has made bold strides toward the protection of personal information and privacy from businesses that collect and store data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018, and it has implications for all US companies with connections to EU citizens. GDPR Data Protections Companies collecting data on […]

Why Interconnection Is the Key to Digital Business Success

Implementing interconnected data systems into an existing business.

As digital businesses continue to experience increases in data storage demands, their need for flexible, secure, and scalable solutions grows.  By providing colocation, applications management, networking support, and managed hosting, interconnectivity gives growing businesses the resources they need to maintain seamless storage and integration while protecting the critical infrastructure. What is interconnection? Interconnection refers to […]

How to Avoid Shadow IT Negative Consequences

Avoid Shadow IT Negative Consequences

Shadow IT is the use of IT systems and software that are not approved by the company or organization. Many employees and vendors are using third-party solutions because they think they’re easier or faster or better. There are many problems with Shadow IT, though, beginning with security issues and the ability to control the company […]

Compliance, and Regulations in the Age of Cloud Computing

It’s hard enough just to secure data and comply with legal requirements in your own infrastructure. It’s even harder to secure data when the data is secured in the cloud – also known as Software as a Service (SaaS). SaaS is continuing to grow and will soon exceed on-location infrastructure if it hasn’t already. In […]

Cloud Security and Reliability: Public vs. Private Cloud

A public cloud is one that is housed at a third-party location away from the company site. A private cloud, in turn, is a cloud system that is hosted at the private company site. A hybrid is a combination of both public and private. There are pros and cons to the public and private sites. […]

What Is Storage Management and Do You Need It?

essential storage management considerations

Every company should have a storage management plan. As your business prospers, new customers are added, old customers return, new applications are purchased, networks grow – the need for a storage management plan becomes essential. Adding new storage is not a simple task. New data and new applications need to be integrated with old ones. […]