Microsoft SQL Server

Understanding Azure and SQL Server

By Terry Engelstad AIS Network VP, Network Operations   For those of you who are considering using Microsoft Azure, you should know that Azure does not sell virtual machines with SQL Server installed.  They sell SQL Server databases which are carved out of much large SQL Server Server. Recently, a colleague asked me about SQL.…

HIPAA rules

September 23: HIPAA Rules Kick in, Impacting Your Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO If you’re a company in the health care industry, you have just 47 days to get your act together on planning for IT disaster recovery. That’s right. Beginning Sept. 23, the HIPAA/HITECH rules governing protected health information (PHI) secure data backup and recovery will be enforced, and some businesses…

cloud based disaster recovery

Cloud Based Disaster Recovery Offers Significant Benefits

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President Last October, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the United States, severely impacting millions of businesses and governments and displacing 776,000 East Coast residents. It resulted in an estimated $71.4 billion in damages – the sixth most costly hurricane in U.S. history. Although Sandy’s meteorological characteristics were unique, the ensuing…