Martin Kuppinger

Amazon opens data center in Germany

24.10.2014 09:37

Today, AWS (Amazon Web Services) announced the opening of their new region, located in Frankfurt, Germany. The new facilities actually contain two availability zones, i.e. at least two distinct data centers. AWS can now provide a local solution to customers in mainland Europe, located close to one of the most important Internet hubs. While on […]
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Alexei Balaganski

Big News from the FIDO Alliance

23.10.2014 15:25

FIDO Alliance (where FIDO stands for Fast IDentity Online) is an industry consortium formed in July 2012 with a goal to address the lack of interoperability among various strong authentication devices. Currently among its members are various strong authentication solution vendors (such as RSA, Nok Nok Labs or Yubico), payment providers (VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Alibaba), […]
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Mike Small

CESG Draft Cloud Security Principles and Guidelines

27.09.2014 13:53

UK CESG, the definitive voice on the technical aspects of Information Security in UK Government, has published draft versions of guidance for “public sector organizations who are considering using cloud services for handling OFFICIAL information”. (Note that the guidelines are still at a draft stage (BETA) and the CESG is requesting comments).  There are already […]
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Karsten Kinast

EU-Service Level Agreements for Cloud Computing – a Legal Comment

16.07.2014 11:20

Cloud computing allows individuals, businesses and the public sector to store their data and carry out data processing in remote data centers, saving on average 10-20%. Yet there is scope for improvement when it comes to the trust in these services. The new EU-guidelines, developed by a Cloud Select Industry Group of the European Commission, […]
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Rob Newby

Why SDCI needs organizational change in IT

28.02.2014 15:57

My last post focused on the challenges and the potential of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and SDCI (Software Defined Computing Infrastructures) for improving Information Security. APIs are being used to control more devices from a central point, bringing agility to networks, virtual systems, storage, and other elements of the computing infrastructure that meet the demands […]
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Dave Kearns

New Newsletter Season to come: KC Analysts’ View

04.02.2014 12:21

It’s a new year, and there are some new changes coming to KuppingerCole, especially in the material that will come into your inbox. First, some background. After the past year or so we’ve been growing by leaps and bounds with new offices in Europe and the Asia-Pacific area as well as new analysts all over […]
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Joerg Resch

“Google Home Automation” – Do We Really Need This?

15.01.2014 19:42

It was recently reported that Google has bought Nest Labs, a manufacturer of home automation sensors and devices with, currently, two products: a digital thermostat and a Smoke + CO Alarm. Why is it, then, that somebody would spend 3.2 Billion USD for a company producing home appliances that have been around for ages from […]
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