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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:

Five things European companies can do to protect their data from industrial espionage

Recent revelations (mid-2013) of data collection by the NSA (PRISM) and GCHQ (Tempora) in cooperation with the biggest computer companies in the USA have made us aware of the massive scale at which the privacy of companies and individuals is being infringed. Here we are taking a look at what this means for European enterprises and what options they have to protect themselves against the large scale industrial espionage that is going on.

Safe Swiss Cloud launches real enterprise cloud: NSA-free

Real enterprise cloud?

Think of it as your virtual data center (a package of IT infrastructure) becoming your cloud.

We think that a real enterprise cloud is about providing computing resources like CPUs, memory, disk space, network bandwidth, backup space etc. along with the tools to manage them. Most cloud providers however only provide a selection of virtual machines (VMs) of different sizes. We think they are selling glorified hosting and virtualization, but not a real cloud.

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