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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): How does the new European data-protection standard impact a company's cloud strategy?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) harmonizes the rules for the processing of personal data by private companies and public authorities throughout the EU. This forces many organizations to think again about the cloud strategy.

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.

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?

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.