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Dissecting an analyst report about cloud data warehouses

This blogpost discusses the latest Forrester report on cloud data warehouse systems and suppliers. Reports written by respected analysts such as Forrester always contain valuable information. Nevertheless it is advisable to read such an analyst report with a critical eye. Weighing individual dimensions is no exact science and results can sometimes change dramatically if you

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The ramifications of the decline of the x86 chip architecture

The x86 CPU instruction set architecture (ISA) has been dominant in enterprise IT. Almost all business software has been written for x86 processors and almost all servers, PCs and macs run on x86 chips by Intel and AMD. However, the cracks in this impressive architecture are multiplying and many fear that the dam will break.

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Unique benefits in the public cloud

This blogpost discusses how the public cloud provides unique benefits to its users: robust and compliant global infrastructure, extremely efficient server virtualisation engines and new state-of-the-art processors. It all translates into substantially lower costs and innovation. In a previous post, I discussed platform as a service (PaaS) offerings and how they confer a huge competitive

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AWS strengthened its commitments to protect customer data

Last month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) strengthened its commitments to protect customer data. This month, France’s highest administrative court ruled that these commitments provide sufficient safeguards with respect to the ‘Schrems II’ ruling. AWS has strengthened its GDPR commitments Last month, AWS announced it had strengthened its existing contractual commitments to protect its customers when

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One fire took down four data centers!?

What happened? One fire took down four data centers? Yesterday, DataCenter Knowledge published several details about the one fire that took down four data centers: A fire early Wednesday morning (March 10) destroyed one of OVH’s Strasbourg data centers and part of a second one. The fire destroyed OVH’s SBG2 data center completely and four

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Public cloud is the greenest cloud

Public cloud is the greenest cloud. The three hyperscale providers, Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft outperform other data center providers in energy efficiency. This gap is large and it is not expressed as a percentage, but rather as a multiple. Furthermore, this gap will increase. Companies can reduce their carbon footprint in IT most

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ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 continued

This February, the auditors continued our ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certifications.  ISO 27001 is the worldwide norm for information security management. The second norm, NEN 7510 is the Dutch norm for information security management for the healthcare industry. One year ago, Cambrian Technologies attained these two certifications. Day to day implications in order to realize tangible results The continued

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Comparing TCO in private and public cloud

This post discusses how the use of Platform as a Service (PaaS) greatly reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of public cloud. When comparing the TCO of a private versus a public cloud implementation of an environment, many enter all CMDB entries into the cost calculator of a hyperscale cloud provider. This approach makes

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The importance of Platform as a Service

This post discusses the value added and the benefits of Platform as a Service (PaaS). It explains how this type of cloud service removes important pain points and how it delivers high quality services at an attractive cost level. PaaS differentiates the public cloud providers from private cloud providers. It is a strategic differentiation, as

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Controlling cloud spend is a process

Controlling cloud spending is a priority as companies shift to the public cloud Managing the cloud bill is a priority as companies shift to cloud services. Because the easy-to-deploy, pay-per-use services introduce unfamiliar variables into the finance equation. Previously, you enjoyed long term commitments with predictable capex, but now you face variable opex.  Furthermore, new cost drivers

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