Know The Compliance Issues
Various industries and political boundaries can carry a variety of compliance restrictions that can sometimes be difficult to track in the midst of seemingly more pressing concerns, such as closing the deal. The good news is that most channel partners are not strangers to compliance requirements, such as PCI and HIPAA. But Rackspace reminds us that some of the restrictions might only apply to certain layers of the configuration. The blog cites an example in which an e-commerce business hosts the PCI compliant layer on dedicated servers, which then connect to a web layer hosted in the open cloud.