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What is Enterprise Level Colocation?

“Enterprise-level Colocation” sounds like a very scary word; however, this article will break it down in a way that will have you excited and talking about it at your next dinner party. Ok, maybe you won’t talk colocation at your dinner party, but definitely at your next IT meeting.

Top 5 Threats to Cloud Computing Security

According to the Cloud Security Alliance's (CSA) most recent report, the top five (5) threats to cloud computing security among the nine cited in the report include: Data Breaches, Data Loss, Account or Service Traffic Hijacking, Insecure Interfaces and APIs, and Denial of Service.

Latin America Colocation Buying Guide

When Latin American IT leaders come Host.net after deciding that outsourcing colocation internationally is the next step for their companies, there are several steps through which we walk them taking a “consultative” approach, as no two clients (and their needs) are alike. However, there are a series of general steps that do apply to all clients which we have put together as a “Latin America Colocation Buying Guide,” which we know will help you to best identify which colocation service is the perfect fit.

Server Security: How Do I Know My Data and My Servers Are Safe?

Every day we are surrounded by concerns of safety – We lock our homes and turn on our alarms when we go to work; we lock our cars and make sure there are no possessions in view; we put our wallets and purses in our desks at work; we check our surroundings in an empty parking lot; the list is endless, but the concern is the same. Now, can you say the same about the safety of your data?

Colocation Providers with International Business Experience

Thanks to technology, our world is highly connected and always on. Anywhere, anytime in real-time we can video-conference colleagues, access, share and manipulate data real-time across cloud platforms anywhere in the world; and “digitally” cross borders and expand U.S. based colocation services to serve international markets. This is a tremendous offering to large and growing companies in emerging countries / markets, who may not have the level of colocation providers, like Host.net, that exist in more technologically developed nations. However, not all colocation providers have the skills, experience, technology, and connectivity to effectively deliver international colocation services.

Performance Analysis in a Multi-Tenant Cloud Environment

Before we jump into analyzing the ins and out of a multi-tenant cloud environment, let’s take a look at what a multi-tenant cloud environment is. A multi-tenant cloud environment is in its most basic form a shared cloud space provided and operated by a data-center hosting provider, such as Host.net. A multi-tenant cloud environment reflects an architecture where a single instance of the software runs on a server, is delivered “ as-a-Service" and serves multiple client organizations, often referred to as tenants.

Colo Providers for Companies in Latin America

If you are a large and developing company based in Latin America, you may be among many others facing the issue of finding the right colo providers to meet your data center needs. While the Latin American data center white space is growing, two important facts need to be pointed out; 1) nearly 21% of all racks in Latin America are outsourced to a colocation provider, and 2) almost 50% of all newly outsourced racks in Latin America are in Brazil.