Study shows: OpenShift leads to faster development and lower costs

At Safe Swiss Cloud, we hear from software developers time and again that with dedicated Openshift clusters, the benefits of deployment in the cloud can be perfectly exploited. Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service OpenShift enables faster development, deployment, monitoring and scaling of applications in docker containers. The feedback is almost always similar:

Insights: How to prepare VMs for OpenShift Deployment in a Cloud Environment

Deploying OpenShift to the cloud as opposed to bare metal, is an ideal way to get up and going quickly, being particularly well suited to development and test environments where instant resource availability and flexibility is key. A great way to smooth the path to a successful OpenShift deployment is by using automation.

EveryWare and Safe Swiss Cloud partner to drive cloud innovation in Switzerland

EveryWare AG has acquired a majority interest in Safe Swiss Cloud AG as part of a cloud cooperation. In the future, both companies will work very closely together to set new trends as innovation drivers in the Swiss cloud market. At the same time, however, they remain independent providers and will continue to operate under their respective names and brands.

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.

Brexit, Banking & the Cloud: What’s next?

That Great Britain will leave the European Union is certain – what is less certain, however, is how Brexit will proceed and what it will mean for British companies that conduct a large part of their business in the rest of Europe. Especially for the financial industry, which is increasingly voicing its departure from London. This step also has consequences for the Cloud strategies of the banks. 

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. 

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. 

Security-Report: IT decision makers say the Enterprise Cloud is at least as secure as in-house solutions

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has recently published a report on cloud security. For the study titled “The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril” 200 IT and security decision makers had been interrogated.
Their clear conclusion: Companies that decide to adopt Enterprice cloud computing do absolutele not take higher security risks. Precondition is a clearly defined cloud policy.

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

How to set up the Two Factor Authentication (TFA)?

Two Factor Authentication functionality is optional and available for any user at the “Two-factor authentication settings” page : via sub-Menu: Manage accounts>Two-factor authentication or via link  https://www.safeswisscloud.ch/en/user/me/tfa A user may activate or deactivate the TFA. When navigating to “Two-factor authentication settings” page (via menu or via link), the user sees: In order to activate the TFA, the… Read more »

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.

FinTech companies and financial institutions can now enjoy quick and easy access to cloud services that comply with FINMA circular 2008/07. Moreover, they can start using these services immediately, without having to worry about complying with regulatory provisions themselves.

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.

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.

In 2015 Safe Swiss Cloud managed to get into the final round. We are thankful to find appreciation for our work – and are waiting for 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.
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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?