Since its beginnings in 1999, Cartika has offered platforms, infrastructure, and software as a service as a trusted partner to its clients. Now in 2018, we are becoming ever moreaware of the importance of keeping personal data safe. In Canada, Cartika has upheld the requirements as laid out in PIPEDA since it’s passing into effect in 2004. PIPEDA recognizes not only the importance of protecting your personal data, but also the need of organizations such as Cartika to responsibly collect and disclose this information.
IAAS, CLOUD, AND MANAGED SERVICES BLOG
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a powerful system designed to improve website performance. The most obvious benefit of CDNs is that they solve the biggest problem caused by latency – that annoying wait time from the moment the user requests a web page, to the point when it’s finally onscreen. Two main factors cause this delay.
HIPAA is a big deal in the US for most businesses involved in health and medical related sectors. And if these companies are compliant – and want to outsource HIPAA hosting or store data north of the border – they need to work with a Canadian provider that offers HIPAA compliant managed services.
Over the past 10 years, public cloud, widely known as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has created a profound and fundamental shift in IT thinking and consumption. Today, IaaS is changing still as prices and differentiation both continue to decline. (more…)
Small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are afforded a great deal more opportunity today than in years past. Cloud-based infrastructure and software offerings have provided smaller organizations the ability to leverage technology in ways previously limited to big enterprises. CDNs or Content Delivery Networks for SMBs highlight one such example. (more…)
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) helps companies significantly reduce costs by outsourcing underlying IT infrastructure to a cloud provider. However, treading a sensible path through the many available options can be difficult. A poor choice or inadequate planning may actually end up costing more over time. When buying IaaS, don’t be swayed by a flashy user interface or exaggerated technological specifications. (more…)
For years, we have heard horror stories and read disturbing headlines about the exploitation and mismanagement of corporate and private data. Regulatory compliance has evolved as a result of these unfortunate events and now we must all deal with it. (more…)
In today’s IT world, technology lets people “set it and forget it” in many areas that once required constant attention. Cloud backups for public cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are perfect examples. During a cloud deployment, it’s easy to pick a backup option without much thought, and this can cause problems later when it really counts. Users need to understand their cloud backups, ensure they have the right solution, and know what to do if disaster strikes.
Before we move on, let’s take a step back and review the current types of backups typically used. The backup method provided by the vendor – or managed by your company with another solution – can affect network and storage costs. It can also impact your Recovery Point Objective (RPO). (more…)
At this point in the evolution, most companies understand the many benefits of Cloud computing. When it comes to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – better known as Public Cloud – the flexibility, performance, and cost-effectiveness are unbeatable for many applications. However, small-to-mid size businesses (SMBs) seldom have the luxury of having people with infrastructure or hosting expertise on staff. This means that at times they must lean on the Cloud vendor for support and that’s when things can get frustrating.