Data Foundry Blog - Managed Services

Hybrid Models Shift the Way Enterprises Contract for Dedicated Office Space

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With flexible work solutions continuing to enable employees to work from home, rethinking how companies will re-integrate their employees back to the office is top of mind. While some companies will continue with a flexible and remote workforce, commonly referred to as a hybrid model, others will embrace an opportunity to provide employees with powerful internet, readily accessible services, and a collaborative in-person environment, perhaps just a little differently.

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How Enterprises Utilize Remote Hands Services for Increased Efficiency

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What are remote hands services and why should enterprises utilize this managed service? We’re glad you asked. If you’re an enterprise looking to scale, it’s going to completely change the way you think about IT -- especially when figuring out ways to have uninterrupted service during a pandemic. First though, let’s start with the basics.

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How Hybrid IT Strategies leverage colocation and cloud together

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Cloud computing is a mainstay of digital business, and with the public cloud market generating a forecasted worldwide revenue of more than $500 billion by 2025, it’s clear that enterprises across all verticals are utilizing cloud-based capabilities for added agility, scalability and efficiency. The path to the cloud and the way in which businesses integrate it into their IT frameworks, however, can look different depending on the individual use case and the goals they’re trying to meet.

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DDoS Attacks: What are They, and How Can You Be Prepared?

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What is a DDoS Attack?

It’s an unfortunate truth that the landscape of digital threat is growing parallel to new digital business capabilities, with new cyberattack tactics emerging all the time. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, however, still remain one of the most dangerous when it comes to online business continuity. Both volumetric and application attacks exhaust targeted resources in order to degrade an enterprises’ website’s functionality. These DDoS attacks may not be as easy to see and can be stealthy, and they can effectively put a halt to your online operation.

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The Cloud on Demand

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According to the 451 Alliance, SaaS (Software as a Service) is the most widely adopted type of cloud service, used by 70% of companies. This is followed by Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) via the public cloud, which is currently utilized by 46% of companies. As the use of cloud storage and cloud applications continues to increase, there is a growing demand to connect directly to the cloud, that is, without traversing the public Internet.

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Get Uninterrupted Sleep with a Skilled Remote Hands Team

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Consider this inconvenient scenario: It’s 3 a.m., and you’re snuggled into bed, a hundred miles away from your organization’s servers, when an urgent call wakes you. Something has gone awry, your network has crashed, and no one else is available. Begrudgingly, you head out in the dark for the long trek to the data center and spend the next several hours troubleshooting and replacing equipment.

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How to Choose a Web Application Firewall

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Web application firewalls or WAFs can protect your website and web applications from a variety of attacks and intrusions that your network firewall can’t. Depending on the WAF your security team chooses, it can protect against XSS attacks, SQL injection, session hijacking and buffer overflows. If your website or application processes payments, it’s especially important to have a WAF, and it is a necessary standard to comply with PCI-DSS. Even if you don’t process payments, a WAF can protect against fraud and prevent malicious actors from tampering with your website and your applications.

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Ignoring Messy Data Center Cabling? Here’s Why It’s Risky

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“We build our computer systems the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins.” – Ellen Ullman

If this sounds like your data center, it’s time for a change. That bird’s nest of cables costs you a little bit more every day in energy and productivity. Here’s why:

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Backup and Recovery: Planning for Hurricane Season

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Ensuring you have a backup and recovery plan in place before the season’s hurricanes hit is essential for companies worried about business continuity. The last thing you want is to permanently lose data, or to experience several hours or days of downtime due to a power outage. If you don’t already have a backup system in place, there’s no time like the present to get started. Read our blog post on choosing a backup strategy for more information on how to begin. If you have a backup strategy, keep reading to see if your plan is sufficient to properly restore your systems and applications in the event of a local disaster. Just because you regularly perform backups does not necessarily mean your systems will be properly restored when the time comes.

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Stopping Petya & Global Cyber Attacks: 6 Precautions to Take

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Only six weeks after WannaCry, a similar type of ransomware has hit organizations and spread globally. Petya has mostly affected companies in Ukraine, but has also struck organizations in 64 other countries, including major companies in the U.S., such as Merck & Co and Mars, Inc. Experts are still working to understand Petya and its mechanisms of action, and no kill switch has been discovered yet. However, there are a few basic precautions announced by our partner Radware that your company or organization should take at a minimum to stop the spread of ransomware and other viruses.

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