Safe Swiss Cloud’s mission is to deliver innovative cloud computing for business customers at a competive price with European privacy, high performance, reliability and compliance.
Since 2013, Safe Swiss Cloud has been providing high performance and reliable business cloud computing infrastructure and services. It is ISO 27001 certified and compliant with the requirements for GDPR, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FINMA and BAFIN / BAIT. The compliance and privacy requirements of our customers under EU regulations and Swiss law are covered through services delivered out of our own data centres.
In 2017, Safe Swiss Cloud started an innovation partnership with Everyware AG – you will find the details here. This has led to a major refresh of our product lines – we have added support for Kubernetes, VMware and the Openstack platforms. All these platforms are now delivered on the latest available hardware out of our own data centres in Switzerland.
In the past, we have participated in research and development projects supported by the Swiss government with our partners at the Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT) at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences with the goal of continuing to deliver advanced security and cloud innovation to our customers.
Privacy and Compliance
Privacy has always been a major highlight and reason for cloud computing at Safe Swiss Cloud. It meets the privacy standards set by the EU (GDPR) as well as the equivalent privacy standards of Switzerland.
Customers who use USA based hyperscalers are often not aware, that the American Cloud Act can always be used to gain access to customer data. This applies even if the data is hosted in Swiss or European data centres. We believe that our customer’s data privacy cannot be guaranteed under these circumstances – in fact customers using USA based hyperscalers are liable for data privacy violations themselves. Rulings of the European Court of Justice have confirmed, that data hosted with American hyperscalers does not meet the equivalence test for European privacy.
Enterprise cloud computing at Safe Swiss Cloud, ensures the privacy of customer data under EU and Swiss law. Customers don’t have to carry the liability of non-conformance with data privacy.
Safe Swiss Cloud AG is incorporated in the Canton of Basel, in Switzerland. Official company registration details can be found here.
Safe Swiss Cloud’s journey began in 2012, in a quest to find more efficient ways to manage IT Infrastructure. This led to its first cloud offering in 2013.
In 2015, the cloud offering was extended to multiple data centers along with a massive investment in hardware to increase capacity.
Since 2017, Safe Swiss Cloud has added a number of new platforms to its offerings, including Kubernetes & Openshift, Openstack and VMware/vCloud. In parallel, a significant investment has been made to expand redundant, clustered SSD storage capacity.
Supporting business customers with compliant products has always been a top priority. Since 2015, Safe Swiss Cloud has certified all its processes in accordance with ISO 27001, with additional compliance via the ISO 27018 privacy standard. As of 2019, this means we are compliant with the following industry standards:
- GDPR: the European Union’s privacy directive
- FINMA: Swiss Financial Market Authority’s IT outsourcing guidelines
- BAFIN/BAIT: the German Financial Market regulator’s Circular 10/2017 (BA): Supervisory Requirements for IT in Financial Institutions
- PCI-DSS: the standard for credit card processing
- HIPAA: the standard for processing and storing health information
As of October 2019, all of Safe Swiss Cloud’s platforms are hosted in its own highly secure data centres in Switzerland. This allows Safe Swiss Cloud to provide a streamlined vertically integrated package consisting of physical security for data centers, hardware platforms, cloud platforms and support covered by the Statement of Applicability (SoA) of its ISO 27001 certification.
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