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VMblog's Expert Interviews: Atlantic.Net Talks Cloud Hosting, HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

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If your company is in the market for a Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, or HIPAA-Compliant Hosting provider, you may have already come across Atlantic.Net.  I recently sat down with the company's VP of Marketing, Adnan Raja, and asked him some questions about the company and their services.  

VMblog:  Tell us a little bit about Atlantic.Net and its history.

Adnan Raja:  Atlantic.Net was founded in 1994 by Marty Puranik as an ISP. Under Marty's leadership, Atlantic.Net has led the way in changing and adapting to new technologies, consistently introducing new services and solutions. Atlantic.Net is now a market leading cloud hosting provider, specializing in on-demand, private, and hybrid cloud hosting solutions. We operate our own SSAE 16 SOC 1 SOC 2 datacenter facilities, with presence in six international data centers.

VMblog:  Talk to us about security and compliance as it relates to the healthcare industry.

Raja:  Atlantic.Net is HIPAA and HITECH Audited hosting provider. Our data center facilities are SSAE 16 SOC 1 and SOC 2 certified, and we can provide our healthcare customers with a business associate agreement. As a business associate, we work with the healthcare industry to ensure the transmission of all data is secure and monitored for vulnerabilities. We do this through our Managed Firewall and Intrusion Prevention services, in addition to providing an encrypted VPN so customers can access their data without being a security risk.

VMblog:  Do you only offer public cloud or do you also offer private and hybrid cloud solutions?

Raja:  We offer public, private, and hybrid solutions to our customers. Customers come to Atlantic.Net because we work with them to develop custom solutions that fit their needs and budget. We also cater to resellers who are looking to host their own cloud by offering dedicated Private Cloud nodes and Private Cloud (virtualization) Hosting, like VMWare ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V.

VMblog:  Explain if you would how your cloud is different than other clouds?

Raja:  The Atlantic.Net Cloud ticks off all the boxes when it comes to features you deserve when looking at cloud computing. Our entire Cloud has fully redundant power and networking, and super-fast all-SSD storage with RAID 10, enabling new servers to be up in 30 seconds. Unlike many other providers, we also guarantee the resources you pay for, backed by our 100% uptime guarantee. In addition, we support open source software, offering many as one-click Cloud Servers.

VMblog:  Finally, how is your service offering different than other hosting companies?

Raja:  We have been around since 1994, and we are privately held. Atlantic.Net is a profitable company, and is in no way funded by Wall Street or venture capitalists. Our vision to become the leader in Cloud and virtualization, combining with that our decades of expertise in providing white glove specialized security solutions. We started by taking people to the Internet, and now we want to make sure we keep them safe, providing a platform that is secure, affordable, and scalable for businesses of any size.

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Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:43 AM by David Marshall
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