Blog posts from WebAir blog

26 blog posts:

Webair and 1025Connect Collaborate to Provide Fortified Connectivity and Interconnection Services on Long Island
Jan 18, 2016
Data Center Interconnection Provides Transatlantic Cable and Manhattan Bypass Fiber Access, as well as Enhanced Connectivity at the Edge NEW YORK, NY, January 18, 2016 – Webair, a leader in fully managed Cloud, Colocation and Managed solutions, and 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier carrier-neutral meet-me room, today announce new unified, Long Island-centric connectivity offerings for customers requiring transatlantic cable and Manhattan Bypass fiber access, fully managed services such as Colocation and Cloud, and redundant connectivity at the edge.  At the heart of the partnership is a direct, redundant and low latency connection between the companies’ carrier-neutral colocation facilities: 1025Connect’s facility located at 1025 Old Country […]
HIPAA Best Practices Checklist
Jan 14, 2016
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is based upon identifying potential risks to Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Completing an inventory of the PHI and PII that you hold and reviewing the current physical, administrative and technical measures that are in place to protect that data is critical to ensuring compliance with HIPAA mandates. Also key is determining what additional measures need to be put into place to mitigate the risks that have been identified. Step1: Inventory of PHI and PII An inventory allows for a complete account of every element of PHI that […]
Webair Launches SAP Cloud Hosting Solution
Jan 05, 2016
Comprehensive Service Encompasses Legacy Migration, Installation and Configuration, Licensing and Application Support, Post-Migration Optimization, and More  NEW YORK, NY, January 5, 2016 – Webair, a leader in fully managed Cloud, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces the launch of its SAP Cloud Hosting solution, which combines Webair’s end-to-end managed infrastructure and expertise with global enterprise and business solutions provider HMS Technology Group LLC’s management of SAP software and applications. Providing a secure, scalable and effective solution, Webair’s SAP Cloud Hosting offering includes legacy migration, installation and configuration, licensing and application support, and post-migration optimization. Hosting and infrastructure solutions encompass high availability hosting, business continuity and […]
Webair, Megaport Partnership Provides Customers with Additional Access to Leading Public Clouds
Dec 23, 2015
Leading colocation and managed solutions provider Webair recently announced a strategic partnership with software-defined networking (SDN) provider Megaport that will offer many advantages to its Dedicated Server, Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud customers. The partnership, which will utilize Megaport’s dedicated elastic connectivity, will enable Webair customers to directly connect their hosted infrastructure from Webair’s Tier III, Long Island-based data center to third-party, hosted cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. In effect, Webair’s NY1 customers will receive the following benefits: – Premium connectivity: Customers will gain access to direct, secure, predictable, QoS-based connectivity that also comes with the promise […]
The Power of the Cloud in the Age of IoT
Dec 22, 2015
Originally posted by: Gerard Hiner, Director of Business Development at Webair Just What Is the ‘Internet of Things’? The Internet of Things (IoT), which can be defined as an environment in which animate or inanimate objects have the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction, has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) and the Internet. A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when wiper fluid is low, a free-range dairy cow with a biochip transponder, a person with a heart monitor implant, or any […]
Megaport Partners with Webair to Deliver Unique Cloud Offering to Customers Across Megaport Fabric in New York City
Dec 14, 2015
BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 14, 2015 – Megaport, the global leader in SDN-based elastic interconnection, today announced that Webair, a leader in fully managed Cloud,Colocation and Managed solutions, is connecting its premium Tier III data centre, NY1, to Megaport’s New York City fabric. Coupling its premium offerings with Megaport’s elastic interconnection services will deliver a unique service offering to customers based in New York City. The partnership allows Webair to extend the reach of its managed and cloud service offerings, including Disaster Recovery and Cloud Backup, via dedicated elastic connectivity across the Megaport fabric. Webair customers can also quickly and easily connect to a rich […]
Is Your Data Center or Managed Services Provider HIPAA-Compliant?
Dec 01, 2015
By: Sagi Brody, CTO, Webair In the world of Health Information Technology (HIT), privacy and security are twin cornerstones of serving patients and avoiding costly data breaches. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare data breaches passed the 100-incident milestone from January through May this year. The government agency reports that data breaches cost an estimated average of $3.5 million, while the total annual cost for the industry as a whole is estimated at $5.6 billion. Based on these and other reports, nor is the prognosis especially favorable. Redspin, a leading provider of penetration testing and […]
Would Your Business’s Data Survive a Disaster?
Nov 11, 2015
Power failure. Flood. Fire.  Disaster can strike at any time, and when it does, it can wreak havoc on a data center that it is not adequately prepared to handle such calamities. Businesses should, therefore, plan ahead and invest in a cloud-based data recovery and replication service that will pay dividends in the end, as it can ensure that your business’s sensitive information remains safe no matter which way the wind blows.  One such service is our fully managed Disaster Recovery, now powered by Zerto® – an award-winning enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity specialist for data center and cloud […]
Webair Enhances Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution with the Addition of Zerto®
Nov 10, 2015
Solution Enables Efficient Replication and Recovery of Sensitive Data and Applications in the Event of Disaster, Data Loss or System Failure  NEW YORK, NY, November 10, 2015 – Webair, a leader in fully managed Cloud, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces the enhancement of its comprehensive Cloud-based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution powered by Zerto®, the award-winning provider of enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity software specifically for virtualized data centers and cloud environments. The Webair offering provides remote enterprise customers fast and efficient recovery and restoration of their data and applications, whether their workloads reside in their own data center or in Webair’s high-performance Cloud, […]
Webair to Discuss Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies at Hackfest 2015
Nov 05, 2015
Infrastructure Engineer Logan Best to Present November 7 in Quebec City, Quebec NEW YORK, NY, November 5, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that one of its Infrastructure Engineers, Logan Best, will present at Hackfest 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  The two-day conference, taking place November 6 – 7 at the Hotel Plaza Quebec, brings together a community of over 600 IT security experts and hacking enthusiasts. At 10:00 AM, Mr. Best will present “Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies,” which will focus on real- world deployments of Distributed Denial of […]
Webair to Give Presentation at Cloud Expo 2015 Silicon Valley
Oct 20, 2015
Chief Technology Officer Sagi Brody to Speak on Managing Remote Operations Teams November 5 in Santa Clara, CA NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at Cloud Expo 2015 Silicon Valley, to be held November 3-5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Cloud Expo 2015 Silicon Valley is a world-class conference that brings together thought-leaders and cutting edge practitioners in the cloud / utility computing, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), DevOps and Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) space, […]
Webair Operations Manager Michael Ohayon to Speak at CEWIT’s Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World
Oct 06, 2015
October 20 Presentation to Focus on Managing Remote Operations Teams NEW YORK, NY, October 6, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Operations Manager, Michael Ohayon, is speaking at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology’s 12th International Conference and Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2015), to be held October 19-20, 2015 at the Melville Marriott Long Island in Melville, New York. Mr. Ohayon will give a presentation titled “Managing Remote Operations Teams” on October 20 at 10:45 AM, which will offer an insider’s perspective into the challenges and best practices of successful corporate […]
Concerned About Sensitive Data Loss? Webair to the Rescue
Oct 01, 2015
A strong misconception abounds that managed providers are impervious to data loss. The truth, however, is that accidents can happen at any time, to any business. Finding a provider that takes data backup and protection seriously, therefore, is critical to the well-being of your business. Webair—a leading provider of cloud, Colocation and managed solutions—is one company that is addressing this problem head-on. Webair recently announced that it is now an official Veeam Cloud Provider and is offering Webair cloud backup through the highly esteemed Veeam Cloud Connect—Veeam® Software’s advanced and highly secure technology for connecting to cloud repositories and maintaining […]
Webair Announces Seamless and Secure Off-Site Backup with Veeam Cloud Connect
Sep 29, 2015
Solution Enables Remote Enterprise Customers to Efficiently Recover Sensitive Data in the Event of Disaster, Data Loss or System Failure  NEW YORK, NY, September 29, 2015 – Webair, a leader in fully managed Cloud, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces it is a Veeam Cloud Provider offering Webair Cloud backup using Veeam Cloud Connect from Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Modern Data Center™.  The Webair offering enables remote enterprise customers to keep off-site backups of their mission-critical applications in Webair’s high-performance Cloud, including healthcare organizations that require HIPAA-HITECH compliant solutions.  Veeam Cloud Connect is Veeam’s technology that […]
Webair Hires HIPAA Compliance Specialist to Its Healthcare Solutions Team
Sep 22, 2015
In 2013, a comprehensive study on the nation’s healthcare system appearing in the Journal of Patient Safety (2013;9(3):122–128) shocked the medical world with its finding that as many as 400,000 patients are lost each year due to preventable medical errors, making it the number three killer in the United States – third only to heart disease and cancer.  Many experts believe the appropriate use of Health Information Technology (HIT) can reduce this number. Equally as staggering is the number of patient health records compromised in data breaches.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 38.7 million […]
Webair Appoints New HIPAA Compliance Specialist
Sep 22, 2015
Dr. Michael L. Brody to Serve as Webair’s Healthcare Subject Matter Expert NEW YORK, NY, September 22, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces the appointment of Dr. Michael L. Brody as HIPAA Compliance Specialist. As Webair’s healthcare Subject Matter Expert (SME), Dr. Brody provides invaluable insight into current healthcare information technology practices through regular contribution of online health technology content and assistance in overall product and service strategy. He is also instrumental in speaking with Webair’s healthcare customers and technical engineers to help plan and architect technical solutions that comply with various Health […]
Webair Teams with Cologix to Launch Its Fully Managed Cloud in Montréal
Sep 09, 2015
Webair has expanded its long-time relationship with Cologix to launch its fully managed Private Cloud solution within Cologix’s MTL 2 facility in Montréal.  The partnership enables Webair to utilize the data center’s dynamic, neutral ecosystem to offer its Canadian customers a fully managed, custom cloud platform that addresses their IT security, scalability and performance needs.   Webair’s fully managed VMware Private Cloud is fully managed, enabling customers to repurpose high-value IT employees to focus on their core business.  In addition to managing all data center and networking elements, cloud management tools, virtual server software stacks, and more, Webair also offers […]
Webair Named One of the World’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers
Sep 09, 2015
Webair has been ranked among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers by Penton’s fifth annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report.  The Talkin’ Cloud 100 is a list of the industry’s 100 most influential and disruptive cloud service providers, brokerages, aggregators, managed service providers and VARs based on metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth as well as input from Penton Technology’s Channel editors. The Cloud market is growing rapidly, with the Top 100 providers featured in the report generating more than $30 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2014 – nearly 30 percent over their reported revenues the previous […]
Webair to Discuss Healthcare IT and Facilities Challenges During the End to End Reliability Forum
Sep 09, 2015
Director of Business Development Gerard Hiner to Participate in Healthcare Data Center Panel September 15 in Atlantic City, NJ NEW YORK, NY, September 9, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Director of Business Development, Gerard Hiner, will participate in a healthcare data center panel at the 7?24 Exchange Delaware Valley Chapter End to End Reliability Forum, taking place September 15, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The conference will converge industry thought-leaders to discuss current trends and challenges in the areas of energy efficiency, Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), power and cooling, data center […]
Webair Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers
Sep 02, 2015
5th Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies World’s Top Cloud Computing Companies in the IT Channel NEW YORK, NY, September 2, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that it ranks among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton’s fifth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report.  The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $30 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2014, up nearly 29 percent over what they reported the previous year.  The full report is available now by visiting webair_healthcare_ds_4-7-15_FINAL (1) Utilizing its global network of privately-owned Tier 3 facilities in New […]
Webair Propels the Launch of Its Fully Managed Cloud Solution with Cologix Montreal
Sep 01, 2015
Webair optimizes services and wins customers by interacting with dynamic, neutral ecosystem MONTREAL and DENVER – Sept. 1, 2015 – Another cloud services provider has deployed infrastructure in Montreal to enhance its product and extend reach to new customers.  Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data centre company, announced today that Webair has expanded its long-time relationship with Cologix to deploy its fully managed, highly available and secure Private VMware-based Cloud solution. Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, leverages Cologix’s network and cloud neutral MTL2 data centre as its core Canadian facility for data centre stability and uptime, responsive service, […]
Webair to Discuss Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation and the Value of Container Technology at LinuxCon North America
Aug 05, 2015
CTO Sagi Brody and Senior Infrastructure & Network Engineer Logan Best to Present August 19 in Seattle, WA NEW YORK, NY, August 5, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, and Senior Infrastructure & Network Engineer, Logan Best, will present at LinuxCon North America 2015 in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.  The three-day conference, being held August 17-19 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, converges leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. At 11:25 AM, Mr. Brody and Mr. Best will […]
Webair’s Gerard Hiner Joins Long Island’s Tech Task Team
Aug 03, 2015
“Think globally, act locally,” John Lennon once famously said.  And this theme may well apply to Webair’s participation in the newly formed Tech Task Team (T3).  T3 is an advisory committee comprised of technology industry leaders created by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano with the goal to make Long Island a hub for the tech industry.  Webair’s Director of Business Development, Gerard Hiner, was selected to be a part of this elite group of industry leaders.   The T3 met earlier this year for the first time, determined and optimistic about invigorating technology business on Long Island.  One brand related […]
Webair CTO Sagi Brody to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Internet
Jul 14, 2015
Presentation to Focus on Effective Troubleshooting Practices for Technical Teams NEW YORK, NY, July 14, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will present at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Internet, the webscale data center transformation event taking place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis July 30-31, 2015. Joining the App > Cloud track, Mr. Brody will present “Troubleshooting: A High Value Asset for the Service-Provider Discipline” at 4:10 PM on Thursday, July 30. During this presentation, Mr. Brody will discuss how the growing complexity and interdependence of standardized hosting and […]
Webair CTO Sagi Brody to Speak at HostingCon Global 2015
Jul 07, 2015
July 27 Presentation to Focus on Unique Challenges of Managing Remote Operations Teams NEW YORK, NY, July 7, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will present at HostingCon Global 2015 in San Diego, California on July 27, 2015. During his presentation titled “Managing Remote Operations Teams” at 9:00 AM in room 8, Mr. Brody will kick off the HostingCon Global Technology Track with a dynamic insider look into the elements required for successful corporate leadership over virtual operations teams.  As technology and ubiquitous connectivity continue to advance, widespread […]
Webair to Showcase Its HIPAA-HITECH Compliant Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions at the 2015 New York State Chapter MiniHIMSS Conference
Jun 12, 2015
Following our successful participation in the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago in April, Webair will again showcase our HIPAA-HITECH compliant Cloud and Infrastructure solutions at the 2015 New York State (NYS) Chapter MiniHIMSS Conference on June 17.  Taking place from 8:00 AM-7:00 PM at the Marriott Downtown Hotel located at 85 West Street in Manhattan, this year’s NYS Chapter MiniHIMSS Conference is titled “The Patient will see you now…”.  The event represents yet another opportunity where attendees can meet with the Webair team to discuss the most secure and cost-effective methods […]