The Lightcrest Blog

Let's talk about fluid computing, hyperconverged infrastructure, and hybrid cloud technology.

Can a Public Cloud Be HIPAA Compliant?

Last update on Dec. 2, 2016.

New rules specifically called out cloud providers as business associates, stating these companies serve to store records on the behalf of covered entities, so they should take steps to protect that data.

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Why Are Cloud Environments Such A Headache?

Last update on Nov. 18, 2016.

For every bit of productivity or efficiency you get, the dreaded issue of the "learning curve" takes its place. Getting to the point where you're getting all of the benefits and none of the downsides can definitely seem like a big hill to climb, but that is just the cost of doing business in the digital age, right?

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The Best Cost Model for Your Cloud: Rent Your Peaks, Own Your Valleys

Last update on Nov. 10, 2016.

While pundits still debate whether or not the cloud “honeymoon” is over, one things is clear: hybrid cloud is the way of the future, both from an economics and performance standpoint.

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5 Markers of A Bad Cloud

Last update on Nov. 3, 2016.

In today's modern digital world, the relationship between a business and their cloud provider is something like a marriage — or at least, it should be. You have two parties coming together who are working towards the same goal. Each person has something the other doesn't, and when combined they form something incredibly powerful.

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Cloud Nine is a Private Cloud

Last update on June 16, 2015.

Are you burning too much cash on your infrastructure? You could be – especially if you’re leveraging public cloud at scale. And by scale, I mean pushing enough traffic and leveraging enough VMs to make the cost differences between multi-tenant infrastructure and single-tenant infrastructure a large enough delta.

There are several things to consider when ...

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