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HIPAA in Public Cloud: The Rules Have Been Set

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   July 03, 2013 1 comment
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Omnibus Rule finalizes all the former interim rules for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) compliance. There are a number of changes and exceptions that organizations need to consider before enforcement begins on September 23, so we've broken...Read more

Key Design Considerations for Private and Hybrid Clouds

At the recent RightScale Compute conference, RightScale Senior Product Manager Utpal Thakrar shared some key design consideration for organizations building private and hybrid clouds. The most important advice: Build your cloud applications with both application and business goals in mind. Increased agility — including reduced time for provisioning applications — might be a goal for your...Read more

Using RightScale and Data Centers to Connect the Clouds

If your organization maintains a traditional in-house data center, your local users probably get great performance, but what about your branch offices or your remote users, and what about users with mobile devices? Quality of experience is the real measure of how you're performing, according to Ephraim Baron, director of enterprise cloud solutions at Equinix , and Jeff Dickey, senior vice...Read more

Enabling Cloud-Powered IT Without Headaches

If you’ve read my previous articles on using RightScale to manage Windows Azure cloud infrastructure, you've made sense of your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and you've automated your development and test environment deployments using Windows Azure virtual machines and RightScale, but that's not the last step in the process of successfully rolling out ongoing updates. In this third and...Read more

CoreSite Sees the Data Center as the On-Ramp to the Cloud

Jarrett Appleby, COO for CoreSite , provided a different perspective than the usual view of the cloud at last month's RightScale Compute conference. CoreSite is in the data center business, and Appleby said that from there, you get to see IT trends from the inside out. (For more on recent IT trends, check out the RightScale State of the Cloud Report 2013 , which includes data and analysis on...Read more

Resumator Turns to AWS and RightScale for SaaS Platform Management

The cloud provides organizations with scalable resources on demand, but how does a company leverage the cloud to handle explosive growth? That was the issue facing The Resumator , which offers a cloud-based SaaS platform for collecting resumes and managing organizations’ hiring processes. In 2011 the company migrated its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and chose RightScale cloud...Read more

RightScale Compute: How RightScale Architects Its Own Databases

Want a peek behind the scenes at how RightScale builds the tools that help organizations deploy and manage applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds? I'm RightScale's chief architect, and at RightScale Compute 2013 I'll be sharing that information in a session on Building RightScale's Globally Distributed Datastore, where you can learn how we use both relational and NoSQL databases...Read more

Windows Azure VMs with RightScale for Rapid Testing & Validation

With Microsoft's announcement today of the general availability of its IaaS solutions, it's only appropriate that we press on and get technical with how to use Windows Azure within your dev/test workflow. In my article on how to Integrate Windows Azure IaaS with RightScale to Improve Your SDLC , I talked about strategy for DevOps shops for improving development and test cycles, shared some...Read more

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