GDPR and Cloud Computing – Challenges and Opportunities

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on May 25th 2018. As a result, companies of all sizes must review the changes issued by the GDPR and identify the organisational and technical implications specific to them. With less than a month before the imposed deadline, many companies are still not considered “GDPR-ready” as they scramble to …

CloudSigma Security & Business Continuity Features

Security Capabilities CloudSigma endeavours to deliver a high degree of security and privacy for customers in accordance with the various aspects of their computing. This is reflected in CloudSigma ISO-27001 certification. We regard this as a top priority and are committed to openness and transparency with respect to our security procedures and policies. Network Security & Traffic Separation (Data in …

Setting up a Big Data Cluster on Cloudera

CDH is Cloudera’s 100% open source platform distribution, including Apache Hadoop and built specifically to meet enterprise demands. CDH delivers everything you need for enterprise use right out of the box. By integrating Hadoop with more than a dozen other critical open source projects, Cloudera has created a functionally advanced system that helps you perform end-to-end Big Data workflows. (Source) …

Open Call Announcement for the CloudiFacturing Project Wave 2 Experiments

The CloudiFacturing project is a European Innovation Action (IA) under the Horizon 2020 Factories of the Future (FoF). The main objective of the CloudiFacturing project is to boost competitiveness of European manufacturers by optimizing production processes using Cloud/HPC-based modelling and simulation. The project brings together the results of two previously completed projects, CloudFlow and CloudSME. The CloudiFacturing project is looking …

Setting up a Big Data Cluster within Minutes in 3 Easy Steps

HDP is the industry’s a truly secure, enterprise-ready open source Apache™ Hadoop® distribution based on a centralized architecture (YARN). HDP addresses the complete needs of data-at-rest, powers real-time customer applications and delivers robust big data analytics that accelerate decision making and innovation. (Source: https://hortonworks.com/products/data-platforms/hdp/). I am going to install HDP to create a cluster of 5 nodes deployed on CloudSigma. …

Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing

The Cloudifacturing project is an Innovation Action funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon2020 Programme. The project started in October 2017 and will conclude in March 2021. The consortium includes 33 partners from industry and academia. The coordinator of the Cloudifacturing project is André Stork, from the Fraunhofer Institute (Germany). The main objective of the Cloudifacturing project …

CloudSigma Sponsors Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018, Organized by OGC

CloudSigma is excited to sponsor this year’s Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon! The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the European Space Agency (ESA), and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) have come together to search for participants that would build on the results from the recently concluded Testbed-13 initiative and pave the way for Tested-14 and subsequent initiatives in the context of deployment …

CloudSigma How To Series: Satellite Data Repository

As announced earlier this month, CloudSigma is building and maintaining a repository of Sentinel data backed by a powerful service level agreement ensuring availability and performance. The following tutorial describes how you can access the satellite data in our cloud environment and download a specific image to your CloudSigma cloud server to process it. Accessing the object storage is possible …