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?

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.