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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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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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The shift to public cloud is accelerating

Public cloud acceleration due to Covid-19 Covid-19 is accelerating the shift to cloud computing, according to Flexera’s 2021 State of Tech Spend Report. Moreover, this public cloud acceleration will probably continue because in almost half of the organizations the willingness to move to the cloud has further increased. In particular public cloud is benefiting. The majority of

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Covid-19 vaccine & side effects in software — and how to avoid them

Software license audits are up! Already in 2020, several software vendors devised their own medicine to fight the crisis. However their medicine came with side effects. The Register reported in “Apologies for the wait, we’re overwhelmed. Yes, this is the hospital. You need to what?! Do a software license audit?” some of their practices with

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Doubling down on digital: how to speed up!?

Digital transformation is accelerating In 2020, the pandemic triggered a very remarkable acceleration of ‘digital’ and ‘cloud’. In October, McKinsey put this in a telling perspective. It expressed this acceleration in compressed lead times. Changes that used to take several years, suddenly took a few months: In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis

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Adding 5,000 servers a night on AWS!

Hypergrowth in the public cloud: add 5000 servers a night on AWS We have read about the spectacular growth of several collaboration platforms as we started to work from home in 2020. An example is Zoom; it grew particularly fast as underlined by its quarter 3 2020 results. Revenues were up 370% YOY. For a

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“IBM cloud” should always have quotation marks

IBM is splitting up! With the recent announcement of its split up, interest in IBM is up. In particular, interest in its cloud business. This business was covered earlier this year in a post about Gartner’s 2020 ‘Magic Quadrant for Cloud infrastructure and Platform Services’. In this Magic Quadrant, IBM has been dangling at the

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