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Atlantic.Net Talks Cloud Hosting, HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

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If your company is in the market for a Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, or HIPAA-Compliant Hosting provider, you may have already come across Atlantic.Net.  I recently sat down with the company's VP of Marketing, Adnan Raja, and asked him some questions about the company and their services.  

VMblog:  Tell us a little bit about Atlantic.Net and its history.

Adnan Raja:  Atlantic.Net was founded in 1994 by Marty Puranik as an ISP. Under Marty's leadership, Atlantic.Net has led the way in changing and adapting to new technologies, consistently introducing new services and solutions. Atlantic.Net is now a market leading cloud hosting provider, specializing in on-demand, private, and hybrid cloud hosting solutions. We operate our own SSAE 16 SOC 1 SOC 2 datacenter facilities, with presence in six international data centers.

Netherlands Cloud Hosting Provider Uniserver Accelerates Datacenter Network Provisioning Using Cisco Virtual Topology System

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With the goal of continuing to serve its customers with quality and innovative cloud and business solutions, Netherlands-based cloud hosting provider, Uniserver, is partnering with Cisco to help drive its network innovation to achieve greater programmability and accelerate provisioning for its data center network fabric.

Uniserver has deployed Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS), a standards-based, open software-overlay management and provisioning system that will bring sophisticated network provisioning for virtual and physical infrastructures. This capability has enabled Uniserver to reduce the time to deploy new services with high scalability and flexibility.

"Continuously innovating and investing in new network technologies is essential to provide our customers with quality services and offer the most reliable cloud infrastructure," said Chango Eersel, Director Operations, Uniserver. "With the support from Cisco and VTS, our automated data center network has allowed us to rapidly offer new services and solutions to our customers and partners."

Atlantic.Net Announces Cloud Platform That Encrypts All Customer Data Stored At Rest Automatically

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Today, Atlantic.Net, a leading cloud hosting solutions provider, announced that the Atlantic.Net Cloud Platform now encrypts all customer data stored at rest by default. As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the privacy of customer data, Atlantic.Net's world-class encryption will take place at the storage system layer and be implemented in a transparent manner, with no need for configuration by the user. Atlantic.Net believes encryption of customer's data at rest shouldn't be an optional feature and is now a requirement of all computing, free of charge.

Data is automatically encrypted prior to being written to the disk using Advanced Encryption Standard 256-bit (AES-256), which is the only publicly accessible encryption cipher approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top-secret information and is often included as part of customer compliance requirements. Furthermore, each encryption key used to encrypt data is encrypted with a set of master keys for additional security.

Cloud Hosting Best Practices for Business

Article Written By M. Adnan Raja, Vice President of Marketing, Atlantic.Net

When you are considering the adoption of Cloud Hosting for your business, you are in good company. Just consider the industry forecasts, revealing the volume of businesses that each made its own decision to deploy a Cloud, and subsequently, to expand that part of their infrastructure: 
  • Nearly three-quarters of IT-sector CFOs reported that Cloud would be the most significant factor influencing their firms in 2017.
  • The spend on public Cloud services is expected to expand from $209.2 billion in 2016 to $246.8 billion in 2017 (an 18% rise), according to Gartner.
  • The expansion of Cloud computing itself is predicted to develop even faster, improving from $67 billion to $162 billion between 2015 and 2020 (a 19% increase). [source]

How do you deploy Cloud in the smartest possible way for your business, though? Here are some general best practices, along with advice specific to Cloud-ifying mission-critical apps and managing hybrid Clouds.

Where Does Cloud Hosting Fit into the Hosting Product Mix?

Most early users of web hosting opt for what's known as a shared hosting plan. This type of plan provides access to a server along with many hundreds of other user accounts which share both the resources and available bandwidth of that single server. Performance is disappointing in most cases and one quickly outgrows the slow page loading times. Looking beyond shared hosting, there are a number of other hosting options that are viable for mid-size and large websites that require something more specialized.

Let's look at the hosting choices available for SMEs.

VPS Hosting

How Does Cloud Hosting Affect SEO?

Finding any way to give your website an edge against the competition is a top priority for many businesses and brands. While the fundamentals of search engine optimization remain the same over time, many minute changes lead to shifts in how - or if - select pages are ranked in search.

While Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines all have their specific algorithms and formulas, most imitate one another to some extent. Because of this, improving your SEO performance across all search engines is relatively straightforward. Nevertheless, it still takes time and patience to produce noticeable results.

One area where many brands have wondered about the implications of SEO is in cloud hosting. What are the ramifications of using a cloud-based hosting system and what are the potential benefits? Today, we'll review the ways that cloud hosting can affect your broader SEO strategy so that you can decide whether making the switch is worth it.

Atlantic.Net Announces Windows Server Container Support in the Cloud

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Leading cloud hosting provider Atlantic.Net today announced support for Windows Server Containers, which enables Windows users to package applications into images that can be run on any Windows 2016 server. Users can now deploy and scale their Windows Server Containers across Atlantic.Net's Cloud Servers, making it one of the first highly redundant cloud hosting providers to do so.

Atlantic.Net's container support eliminates the "it works on my machine" problem once and for all. Package dependencies with your apps in Docker containers, for portability and predictability during development, testing, and deployment. Additionally, isolating your apps in containers helps eliminate conflicts, enhance security, and makes it easy to scale your deployments as needed.

Windows Server 2016, the latest Windows Server offering from Microsoft, along with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008, are all available on Cloud Servers from Atlantic.Net. The company is one of the first to offer Windows container support, specifically for Docker, a full development platform for creating containerized apps.

Why Good Cloud Hosting is Just the Start of Making Your Blog Top Notch

If you are starting a new blogging venture, you've probably put a lot of thought into the set-up of your website. You know that for your site to be a success, it will need to have near perfect availability, and be able to handle even a dramatic increase in demand. You will probably also know that it is pretty much accepted that the best way to achieve this for most sites is with cloud hosting.

Cloud hosting gives you exceptional reliability, allows your site to scale up or down in terms of the resources it needs, and gives you a pricing model where you pay for what you use, rather than needing to predict how much server space you're going to want ahead of time or paying for more than you actually end up needing.

Cloud hosting is used for other reasons too, for instance the convenience of managing your site using something like a virtual private server.

Examining How Cloud Hosting Affects SEO

Many businesses increase their revenue by boosting SEO rankings. Optimizing your website for search is a sure-fire way of getting noticed by potential customers. Recently, cloud hosting has been added to the plethora of the best SEO strategies out there. It has a significant and direct impact on many businesses. If you are making a move to cloud hosting and your website is already optimized for search engines, it is important to know how these two interact with each other. The following are the ways in which cloud hosting affects SEO:

1. Increased Page Loading Speed

5 Reasons to Consider Cloud Hosting for Your Next Website

Cloud hosting is an innovative form of hosting that is taking the internet world by storm.  The servers used in cloud hosting can be scaled up on demand, making it very easy for websites to take advantage of additional server space as they grow.  Cloud websites also tend to be fast to load because of the way they are hosted.  If you have been looking into the hosting options for your next website, take a look at the below reasons why cloud hosting is a good choice.

1. It's Affordable

When cloud hosting first appeared, it was an expensive solution.  However, like most things that get popular, the price has decreased making it affordable for most business owners.  Cloud hosting is now similar in price to traditional shared hosting, but offers many more benefits.  So, whether you are hosting a large business forum, or a casino affiliate WordPress theme, it should be within your budget.