Category Archives: Data Protection

DDoS Mitigation Is Critical for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can happen at any time, resulting in widespread service outages. Organizations must therefore take advanced security measures in order to ensure business continuity in the event of an attack.

Just recently, GTT Communications, Inc. announced the launch of its DDoS Mitigation service, which is a new capability within the company’s Managed Security suite. This service protects businesses from malicious Internet traffic, thus ensuring the security and continuity of business operations.

GDPR Awareness Coalition Launches; Names Co-chairs

Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, and Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer, Dennis Jennings, to Serve as Co-chairs of the Initiative

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 28, 2017 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition today announces its launch, as well as the instatement of Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer, Dennis Jennings, as the coalition’s Co-chair, serving alongside Host in Ireland Founder and President Garry Connolly.

The GDPR, which takes effect on 25 May, 2018, is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).  The GDPR Awareness Coalition is a not-for-profit, fixed-term initiative designed to assist in raising awareness of the data privacy obligations for companies resulting from the implementation of the GDPR.

Healthcare Providers, Is Your Medical Data Secure in the Cloud?

Medical data is one of the hottest commodities on the black market, typically selling for approximately $14 to $25 per record. Because of this, healthcare providers must take advanced measures to protect electronic personal health information (ePHI), especially when storing data offsite in a hosted cloud facility.

Now it appears healthcare companies are finally getting the message about the need for heightened data security. InTouchMD, for instance, the leading provider of healthcare marketing solutions, recently partnered with Webair to establish a direct fiber connection between Webair’s flagship NY1 data center and InTouchMD’s headquarters in New York. The partnership makes InTouchMD one of the safest and most secure destinations for pharmaceutical industry data.

Host in Ireland Now Accepting Partners for 2017

Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland, Reflects on the Growth of the Initiative and Looks Forward to 2017

Host in IrelandDUBLIN – December 13, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the release of their 2017 Premier Partner Prospectus Video, highlighting the company’s 2016 accomplishments, while also looking forward to what lies ahead in 2017.  As demonstrated in the video, the growth Host in Ireland has experienced in the last year should encourage more industry leaders to consider joining as a partner.

Light Reading and EdgeConneX® Present at Upskill University

Light Reading and EdgeConneX® Present at Upskill University

EdgeConneXOn Friday, July 22, EdgeConneX® will team up with Light Reading to present on the topic, The Future of the Metro Data Center Interconnect at Upskill University. EdgeConneX specializes in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, and “Upskill U” is an online educational resource that delivers must-have information on themes that relate to the overall business transformation taking place in the telecommunications industry.

Facilities Network Hacks

By Jeff Plank, CEO Agile Data Sites

picture of a computer hacker

The number of data breaches and hacks is constantly increasing. The question is, how long will it be until someone hacks the most vulnerable piece of the IT pipeline. Today I’d like to talk about security, or more specifically, facilities security, or more specifically still, facilities network security. Ok. Let me step back a minute while I define my terms.

Webair Completes New Physical and Virtual Meet-Me Rooms in Its NY1 Data Center

Webair-LogoWebair announced that it has completed the build of its new Meet-Me Room (MMR) and corresponding network fabric platform in its NY1 data center.  The MMR enables Webair to enhance its direct, secure and fast connectivity to premier carrier hotels, leading cloud providers, and global Internet exchanges, in addition to an expansive suite of fully managed infrastructure solutions deployed on-premises. A driving force for the build-out was the unprecedented growth of premier carriers building into the facility. 

Compu Dynamics Expands with the Opening of a New Beltsville, Maryland Sales and Operations Center

CompuDynamicsCompu Dynamics announced it is opening a new sales and operations center in Beltsville, Maryland, which is the company’s first expansion outside of Northern Virginia, and is dedicated to servicing the existing Washington, D.C. and Maryland client base as well as supporting the continued growth of the organization. The new 3,000-square-foot Beltsville, Maryland office is strategically located to service government, enterprise, and third-party data center providers. 

Extending the Edge: New Thinking on Data Security

Originally posted on Data Center POST

Mike SprungerSecurity, like most aspects of IT infrastructure, has historically been a siloed function. Focused on protecting data, applications, network connections, and with the advent of BYOD (bring your own device) policies, network endpoints, it is a practice that, for most companies, evolved in a reactive fashion – new technology acquired and implemented based on a specific need.

It is not uncommon for a medium-to-large company to have 50 or more different security technologies in place. While fiscally inefficient, this approach has been somewhat effective up to this point in dealing with the types of attacks launched against it.

Webair to Present at Cloud Expo New York and IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East)

CTO Sagi Brody and Infrastructure & Network Engineer Logan Best to Speak on DDoS Mitigation and Data Center Cost Reduction Strategies

Webair-LogoNEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2016 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, and Infrastructure and Network Engineer, Logan Best, will speak at Cloud Expo New York, to be held June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City.  Mr. Brody will also speak at IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East), which runs June 9-10 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.  In its 18th year, Cloud Expo New York brings together executives to examine issues surrounding cloud computing, Big Data, DevOps and the Internet of Things (IoT) through keynote and panel presentations, general sessions and an exhibition floor featuring over 100 organizations.  IMN’s sixth annual Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East) converges leading data center and cloud service providers, enterprise data center owners, hardware and software solutions providers, as well as capital investors, and legal, consultancy and accounting firms.

At Cloud Expo New York, on Tuesday, June 7 at 4:40 PM, Mr. Brody and Mr. Best will give a presentation titled “Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies,” which will focus on best practices for cyber attack prevention and protection of complex cloud platforms.  Calling upon years of experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix managed services platforms, they will provide examples and share their insights from both a business and technical perspective.

“The threat of DDoS attacks is very real and it’s critical to acknowledge and combat the risks associated with cloud computing,” explains Mr. Brody.  “DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated with each passing day, making it more important than ever to remain on the cutting edge of protection and prevention utilizing comprehensive mitigation strategies.  I’m looking forward to sharing my personal experience to help others become more educated when attempting to keep their cloud computing environments protected.”

At IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East) on Thursday, June 9 at 2:45 PM, Mr. Brody will participate on a panel titled “Operating Cost Mitigation/Reduction Strategies: DCIM, Next Gen. Data Centers & Best Practices in Financial Management.”  Joining executives from Development Consulting Services, Global Power Supply, North American Access Technologies, and the Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Mr. Brody will discuss methods for realizing increased ROI within a data center and cloud services environment through cost-benefit analysis and identifying and addressing common operating inefficiencies.

“There are many opportunities available to data center owners and operators and cloud service providers that have the potential to reduce major costs, both CapEx and OpEx,” shares Mr. Brody.  “By identifying optimal solutions based on current data, including retrofit solutions, new builds and more, companies can determine ways to reduce expenditures.”

To meet with Webair during Cloud Expo New York or at IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East), please email webair@imillerpr.com.

For more information about Webair, visit www.webair.com.

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About Webair

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure.  Webair’s expansive ecosystem of state-of-the-art technology solutions includes fully managed Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, CDN, Security and DRaaS.  Combining industry-leading innovation, expert support and high-touch customer service, Webair serves as a true technology partner to a vast variety of customers including enterprises and SMBs, healthcare organizations, Information Technology firms, eCommerce companies and VoIP providers.  Webair also operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

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