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How to set up a reliable video streaming architecture

The bulk of network packets on the internet are now for audio/video applications. This article gives some background information on the growing use of video, the standards, hosting and infrastructure requirements.

Driverless cars and the cloud: Without trust, no revolution!

Without high-availability data from The Cloud, driverless cars will have to remain in the garage. And only if 100% security is guaranteed in this case, this technology can revolutionize traffic.

Banking and the cloud: The revolution is here

According to conventional wisdom, one would expect banks to be cautious when migrating to the cloud. Recent reports indicate however, that the cloud revolution might come sooner than expected. 

Internet of Things & Healthcare (IoT): How the Cloud enables rapid growth and what this means for data security

The IoT market is growing rapidly in the area of healthcare and the Cloud is the basis for what makes all this growth possible – provided data security is ensured.

Migration to the Cloud: the most important Questions and Answers

Here is a compilation of questions related to migrating to the cloud which we regularly encounter in discussions with our customers. 

Switzerland is one of the safest ranked places to host data centers worldwide

Switzerland has been rankend as one of the safest places in the world to host a data center. These are the findings of the currently pubished Data Center Risk Index.

Cloud Security: Away with the old prejudices, in with the new reality

Many IT decision makers still have concerns when migrating to the cloud. Their perceptions have now been overtaken. Read more to find out why!

Cloud Computing in the health sector: What advantages are there – and what are the risks?

What considerations play an important role for MEDUDEM AG (www.careintegrator.com) who provide a web-based collaboration solution for healthcare players using the infrastructure of Safe Swiss Cloud?

How the health management system MyVitali gathers and processes data

The term Internet of Things (IoT) describes the tendency of computers increasingly disappearing as devices and being replaced by „intelligent things“ which exchange data through the Internet and support human users imperceptibly in their activities.There are many applications, from intelligent devices in manufacturing to everyday use in homes -  for example, the automatic control of energy consumption and household equipment. 

From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: Continuing the legal uncertainty for businesses

Since the end of Safe Harbour European companies no longer have any kind of legal secuirty when they use US-based cloud services. The planned Privacy Shield Agreement between Europe and the US will not bring any change to that.

Disaster Recovery in the cloud: Faster, safer, without investments

The cloud offers an affordable and fast alternative to conventional Disaster Recovery approaches – without investing into new servers or further data center locations. As a result, there is now a solid strategy for small and medium-sized businesses to protect their business-critical data and infrastructure. Previously this kind of data protection was only affordable for large enterprises.

Gridmine and Safe Swiss Cloud partner to make instant Big Data a reality

Safe Swiss Cloud has partnered up with Gridmine to create a solution that makes Big Data accessible to everybody. We will get you up and running with a scalable big data infrastructure within two days. Traditionally, setting up a Big Data solution and infrastructure has taken highly qualified tech teams months to set-up. 

How to survive in Times of Cloud Computing / Panel discussion with Safe Swiss Cloud’s Prodosh Banerjee

At the "Inside Channels Forum" on Thursday, January 28th at Sihl City, Zurich, Swiss channel players analyze and discuss business strategies in times of cloud computing.

Here is a brief summary of the upcoming Inside Channels Forum 2016 tomorrow:

Merry Christmas

All the Safe Swiss Cloud team wishes you a happy holiday and a successful 2016.

We are looking forward to an exciting new year.
 
Best regards,
The Safe Swiss Cloud team

KPMG study on disruptive tech: cloud leads the way

KPMG surveyed 832 technology industry business leaders from around the world for it’s "2015 Global Technology Innovation Survey" to name the technologies with the most disruptive potential. The key findings:

Safe Swiss Cloud winner at the 2015 Bully Awards

It is official - Safe Swiss Cloud is proud winner of this year's Bully Awards 2015 in Barcelona. After being announced winner of the FinTech Excellence Award in August, this is already the second award for Safe Swiss Cloud in 2015.

Safe Swiss Cloud and its partners launch initiative for FinTech companies and financial institutions

Safe Swiss Cloud has teamed up with upc cablecom, Interxion and Solace to roll out a comprehensive cloud initiative for FinTech companies and financial institutions, fulfilling all regulatory outsourcing requirements.

Europe’s highest court declares Safe-Harbor-Agreement invalid: What does that mean for cloud providers?

On Tuesday, October 6th, Europe's highest court has declared the Safe-Harbor-Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union invalid. Up to this point the agreement determined that personally identifiable information (PII) of EU citizens are allowed to be transfered to and saved in the United States.

FinTech Excellence Award 2015 for Safe Swiss Cloud

Yesterday the FinTech Excellence Awards 2015 have been announced. We are happy about winning the category: Excellence in Providing Cloud Infrastructure - Switzerland.

 

Safe Swiss Cloud in the finals of the "2015 Bully Awards"

Each year an expert jury issues the Bully Awards to European organizations that stand out through innovation, leadership and exceptional growth. This year 60 finalists were chosen out of more than 400 candidates. The 30 winners will be presented on October 7th at the Pathways Summit in Barcelona.

Save the dates: Safe Swiss Cloud autumn events 2015

Safe Swiss Cloud attempts various events this fall to personally network with prospects, customers and partners. Save the dates!

SIX Swiss Exchange Open Day Zurich

September 22nd, all-day, Park Hyatt Zurich

This event addresses exchange participants, banks, financial institutions and providers of the FinTech sector. Safe Swiss Cloud will be having a booth on its own.

Safe Swiss Cloud and Nexos merge under the Safe Swiss Cloud umbrella

On 7 August, 2015 the cloud infrastructure provider Safe Swiss Cloud AG headquartered in Thalwil merged with Basel-based Nexos AG under the Safe Swiss Cloud umbrella. The entire team, along with the cloud infrastructure and managed services provided by the Basel IT firm, which also operates the Swiss encloud service, will be integrated into Safe Swiss Cloud.

Data security in the cloud: Practical implications of the ISO 27018 certification

According to recent studies the majority of organizations validates recognized security procedures or certifications by independent third parties as crucial decision criterion when selecting a cloud provider.

Serious cloud providers want to be certified by independent parties to guarantee optimal security levels. However, which certification garantees optimal security?

Enterprise Grade Cloud Computing: What matters for the Financial Services Industry

On 15 July 2015 I spoke on why enterprise cloud computing matters for the financial services industry. Have a look at my presentation below.

Cloud Technology Information Lunch on June 30th 2015: review, pictures, presentations

On June 30th we held our second Cloud Technology Information Lunch. Topic: "How DevOps and Cloud are transforming enterprise IT".

For all participants and everyone who couldn't make it to the event  here we present a few pictures and the slides of the speakers.

Prodosh Banerjee, Safe Swiss Cloud: What is this DevOps thing and why do I need it?

Storage as a Service: Unlimited resources, available on-demand

Backup of business-critical data is obligatory for each and every organization. However, there is no backup strategy off the rack. It's always dependent on the requirements and prerequesits of the respective organization.

Geo-redundancy for flawless business-critical applications

In the upcoming weeks Safe Swiss Cloud will continuously extend its existing cloud environment. Basically this means a significant benefit for our customers by having two cloud regions across two independent physical data centers.

Safe Swiss Cloud relies on redundancy

From now on Safe Swiss Cloud is hosting his services at the colocation data center of Interxion. This decision was partly based on Interxion's compliance with FINMA guidelines. 

Excert from the press release:

FREE Safe Swiss Cloud offering

We all like to try out things before we buy them. At Safe Swiss Cloud we have always allowed our users to try our system with a 30-day no risk guaranty.

Now we have a gone a step further and introduced a completely FREE offering which includes:

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