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 …

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 …

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 Launches a New Cloud Location in Saudi Arabia in Cooperation with Virtual Vision and HPE

In the middle of April 2018 CloudSigma was thrilled to attend the launch ceremony of the V2 Public Cloud – a public cloud offering based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) – initiated in partnership between CloudSigma, Virtual Vision and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The launch ceremony took place at the Hyatt Regency in Riyadh. Among the attendees were …

Improving Data-intensive Applications by Moving Data and Computation into Mixed Cloud/Fog Environments

The DITAS project is a Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon2020 Programme. The project started in January 2017 and will conclude in December 2019. The consortium includes 5 industry partners (including CloudSigma) and 3 research organisations from 6 European countries. The coordinator of the DITAS project is Dr. David García Pérez, from …

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No Vendor Lock-In or Why This Global Logistics Company Chose CloudSigma

Customer Profile Bertschi AG is a Swiss transport company that provides logistics and transport for the chemical industry. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Durrenasch, Switzerland. Bertschi is a member of the European Chemical Transport Association. While the operational focus of Bertschi is on the European market, the company is expanding worldwide and has 75 subsidiaries …

Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Seen To Overtake Traditional Methods In 2018

Cloud computing continues to advance every aspect of businesses and one such popular application of it is for boosting the resilience of entire IT systems against disasters. This growth is worth noting as Gartner predicts that by 2018, the number of organizations using cloud-based disaster recovery or the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) model will exceed the number of …

5 False Assumptions Every CTO Should Know About Cloud Computing

No doubt, Cloud Computing has brought benefits to the IT industry with it’s awesome innovations. Cloud adoption is transforming markets and industries. As both small and large scale firms increase their knowledge of these computing services, many organizations are migrating to the public cloud to enable them to host more complex and sizeable business applications. Just as some companies are …

A Secure Financial Service for over 400 Retailers Powered by CloudSigma

Customer Profile Baldegger+Sortec AG is a family owned company that offers a complete high-quality cash register solution for gastronomy and retail end customers in Switzerland. The company has over 20 years experience and focuses on the special needs of Swiss customers. Baldegger+Sortec AG integrates different software and hardware components and provides training to customers on using their systems. Together with …