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Protecting IT Functions in Case of Disaster with Business Continuity Planning

What happens to a city’s emergency systems and other critical technology infrastructure in the case of a natural disaster?

Or a major utility or telecommunications outage?

The City of Akron – the fifth largest city in Ohio – needed a comprehensive strategy to ensure IT continuity of operations in a disaster situation. The strategy needed to be:

  • Cost-effective
  • Agreeable to internal and external stakeholders
  • Up to the demanding standards of the state auditors

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The Healthcare Data Storage Dilemma

Headquartered in Ohio, one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in the state was grappling with challenging realities of modern healthcare, including:

  • Aging IT infrastructure
  • Double-digit annual growth in data storage needs due to increasing patient data digitalization
  • Intensifying threat of privacy breaches and data theft – and consequent need for high-level security and privacy protection
  • Need for data accessibility, storage management and synchronous replication
  • Limited resources to allocate to IT infrastructure and maintenance
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End-to-End Network Security – Without Impacting User Productivity

When it comes to your corporate network, performance demands – and threat levels – have never been higher. 

Your network needs to be equipped for intrusion detection and prevention, malware defense, bring-your-own-device culture, remote users who may be using unsecured connections…the list goes on.

And all this needs to be accomplished without hindering the productivity of end users.

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[The Vault] 2016 Year in Review

In this Issue:

  • Groundbreaking of Involta's Pittsburgh Data Center
  • Construction Update of Involta's Cleveland Data Center 
  • Involta Knows Healthcare
  • Top Industry Leaders Join Involta Management Team
  • DuctSox and Involta Collaborate to Design Effective, Energy-Efficient Cooling for Data Centers

Involta Announced New Data Center in Western Pennsylvania with UPMC as Anchor Tenant

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Fast IT: Accelerate Your Business with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

The increasing pace of business is driving the need to develop, test, and use new applications faster, more securely and with greater flexibility. As a result, IT leaders are pressured to scale, reduce costs, and develop fluid processes. 

That’s a big challenge.To solve for this, companies are moving to more flexible, virtualized, and scalable cloud-based IT models. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing service model that provides access to resources in a virtualized environment.The model offers scalable resources with the ability to modify on an as-needed basis.

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Attack Surface for Healthcare IT

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Close the Refrigerator Door!”  OR “Were you Born in a Barn!

Neither phrase seems to make you an IT expert and maybe you’ve heard those phrases a time or two before technology even came on the scene, from your Dad or Mom as you looked for that perfect leftover.

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Five Challenges Healthcare IT Faces

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Now, more than ever, the healthcare industry is facing significant challenges in respect to IT infrastructure. 

Below is a brief list of what Involta's Chief Security Officer thinks should be top of mind for anyone in healthcare IT. 

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Have You Heard About DRaaS?

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Have you heard about DRaaS? It’s the first real game changing technology that has hit the market in the last 15 years. 

Below are two examples of how Involta has used DRaaS to improve both the efficiency and cost of clients’ disaster recovery plans.

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Virtualization Trends - An Interview with an Expert

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The Interview: Joe Ross, Involta Sales Engineer

The Topic: Virtualization Trends

Learn More: Register for our upcoming Disaster Recovery Webinar here

Virtualization has had a big impact on disaster recovery trends, hasn't it? Absolutely. The industry has gone from physical to virtual and now from virtual to automated virtualization. With each change came a new way of planning and opened the door for companies of different sizes to have robust DR plans for their entire IT infrastructure.

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Disaster Recovery: Past, Present and Future

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April 26th marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. It would be easy to say that nuclear disasters wouldn’t happen near your business but the reality is this disaster was the result of human error, which occurs in all industries and businesses. Chernobyl was and remains a dramatic and impactful example of a disaster that can have long-lasting effects. However, in recent years, the diversity of incident types that can lead to disasters has changed enormously. Therefore, the need to plan, prepare, and practice has added significance.

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