Author: Prodosh Banerjee

The Pascal Family of Programming Languages

The computer programming language Pascal, was designed by Niklaus Wirth in 1968-69 while he was Professor of Informatics at the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland and was published in 1970. Pascal utlimately evolved to Oberon, the first version of which was created in 1986, as a successor to Modula-2, which had its roots in Pascal.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and the Study of Proteins

Kurt Wüthrich, a biophysicist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich was awarded the 2002 Nobel prize in Chemistry ”for his development of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for determining the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution”. He showed how to extend NMR to image biological molecules e.g. proteilns.

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. 

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

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.

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:
A FREE firewall virtual router appliance to keep your virtual data center safe
One FREE network segment to attach your virtual machine (VM) instances
A FREE compute offering for your virtual machine (VM) instances
The following diagram explains how this works:

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.