oil & gas industry cloud

Part 1: 5 key areas proving the oil & gas industry should embrace the cloud [FREE e-book included]

How does cloud computing benefit the oil & gas industry? This is the first post in a two-part series that will delve into how oil & gas companies can benefit from cloud infrastructure and why CloudSigma is the right cloud partner for the oil & gas industry. The first part of the series takes a look into the specifics of …

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An overview of CloudSigma Microsoft licensing framework

Here is an explanation of CloudSigma’s Microsoft licensing framework. Microsoft Windows Server This is licensed based on virtual cores. They are available for purchase on a subscription or burst usage basis. For all versions of Windows server we now use the Microsoft Windows Datacenter Edition from a licensing perspective. Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server is licensed based on pairs of …

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How to Use the OCRE Voucher Code with CloudSigma

About CloudSigma CloudSigma has recently been selected as one of the cloud partners for the initial phase of the OCRE project – the voucher program. For those of you who never heard of us – CloudSigma is one of the most customizable cloud providers on the market. Its focus is on open design and flexibility with regards to computing deployments. …

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An energy service provider requires cloud flexibility and scalability

Customer Profile Energie-Agentur.NRW is a service provider with broad expertise in the field of energy – from energy research, technical development, demonstration, market launch and energy consultancy to continuous vocational training. Many of its activities focus on energy efficiency and climate protection. In times of high energy prices it is more important than ever to forge ahead with the development …

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CloudSigma’s Public Cloud Fuels Copernicus Hackathon in Sofia: Success Story

The Copernicus Hackathon Programme CloudSigma was a proud sponsor of the Copernicus Hackathon in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event, a part of the Copernicus Hackathon Programme financed by the European Commission took place April 19-21 in the Technical University of Sofia. The Sofia Hackathon was organized by the Office for transfer of aerospace technologies (RST-TTO), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and …

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CloudSigma selected for the initial voucher program of the OCRE project

The OCRE project The Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE) was launched in 2019. Its aim is to bring together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) organizations and the research and education community in order to accelerate cloud adoption. Cloud-based services offer the European research community a wealth of powerful tools. Unfortunately, for many researchers, these are currently out of …

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CloudSigma How To Series: Cloud Backup Functionality

In this tutorial of CloudSigma How-to Series we will walk you through CloudSigma’s brand new backup functionality. It is available for all customers in one of our European cloud locations. The new feature is based on remote snapshots. This service is an extension to our standard snapshot service however, it allows customers to create point-in-time snapshots as an independent backup in …

Software Defined Networking

Introducing Next Generation Software Defined Networking

Imagine a fully integrated tool enabling software defined multi-tiered networking with integrating firewalling, quality of service, NAT, VPN and more. Combine this with an ability to switch packets at multi-gigabit speeds and an affordable price and you have CloudSigma’s new software defined network platform. Previously only achievable by integrating a combination of expensive proprietary hardware and software tools, CloudSigma’s new …

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CloudSigma, Virtual Vision and HPE collaborate to launch V2 Public Cloud, the first public cloud offering in Saudi Arabia

Partner Profile Virtual Vision (V2) is a leading-edge provider of innovative IT solutions. The company’s primary focus is business technologies which are IT products and solutions that meet customers’ business needs. V2’s goal is to tackle IT costs and help clients reduce them with its portfolio of products and solutions. Virtual Vision believes that its value lies in the adoption …

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CloudSigma How To Series: RDS Licenses

In this tutorial of CloudSigma How-to Series we will walk you through the Remote Desktop License feature needed for all Microsoft Windows servers licensed through the platform. We have now enabled the ability to purchase Microsoft RDS licenses via the Webapp. According to the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA), all users within the Windows Server operating system need to …

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New Data Centre Trends & the Cloud-as-a-Service Solution

Growing threats to security, new data protection regulations, and unexpected disruptions have increased businesses’ demands for reliable infrastructure. As a result, the adoption of cloud has grown. It offers competitive advantages such as cost savings, business efficiencies, unprecedented security and high availability options. Gartner predicts that the global public cloud revenue will grow to $278bn by 2021. This indicates a …

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Cloud-First Policy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Information Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia In recent years, the information technology sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has developed rapidly. The fast-paced changes have prompted the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to issue policies and regulations that further facilitate the digital transformation of the country. The initiatives are a part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision …