Friday, November 24, 2017

How to Prepare for the New EU General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules for transactions that happen within EU member states that require organizations to protect the personal data and privacy of people. More than half of US organizations believe they’ll be fined due to the upcoming GDPR changes, according to an Ovum survey. That same report found two-thirds of businesses expect to have to change their global business strategies to account for these new data privacy regulations. The GDPR’s updated rules go into effect on May 25, 2018. Not complying with these regulations can have dire consequences, so make sure you understand the requirements and upcoming deadlines.

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Touring Equinix’s State-of-the-Art DC12 Data Center

Equinix has always been on the forefront of data center innovation, providing organizations with unparalleled interconnection opportunities. Recently, the company opened a new, state-of-the-art 57,800 square foot data center at its Ashburn, Virginia campus in Loudoun County, and we jumped at the chance to take a tour of the new facility.

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Webinar: Enabling Agile Development Through Automation and Microservices

Agile development allows teams to keep up with the increasing pace of user requests and developer innovations through the use of microservices and automation tools. Understanding and implementing these can help teams overcome traditional monolithic architectures and associated project methodologies which can slow down development.

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The Journey to (an Optimised) Cloud

Whether it’s leaving home for work or heading out on holiday, all journeys begin from somewhere. The journey to cloud is no different. Inside your corporate IT estate, you may already have a mix of legacy, traditional, virtualised or cloud-based solutions but are looking to move towards a more elastic and dynamic footprint. How do you achieve this? Within this post, I’ll give an overview of what the journey might look like, provide some markers to help along the way and explore what happens once you’ve reached your initial destination.

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Client Spotlight: Baozun

As the next in our series of client success stories, I’d like to take a look at the most recent case study posted to our site: Baozun. Baozun is a prime example of our global next generation managed services capabilities.

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Client Spotlight: Hybrid Solutions

We’ve always prided ourselves on a comprehensive client-first approach – we ensure our work is best for the customer, whatever that solution may be. For some clients, a hybrid solution is the most appropriate solution for their infrastructure needs.

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Client Spotlight: FTI Consulting

Datapipe is fortunate to work with incredible customers from a wide range of industries. No two customers are the same and each has their own unique business requirements to consider. To address this, Datapipe develops customized cloud solutions for every organization we work with. Today, as part of our ongoing client spotlight series, we want to recognize one of these valued customers and showcase how Datapipe was able to help them reach their business goals.

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Lacing Them Up: Machine Learning and Basketball

As of the start of this season, Second Spectrum is now the official optical tracking provider of the NBA. The company has installed a player-tracking system in arenas that uses a unique technology for machine understanding to provide a comprehensive analysis of players and teams.

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The Real Value of Machine Learning

We tend to be afraid of things we don’t understand. With the proliferation of AI, people commonly lament that “the robots are taking over!” Luckily for us, we aren’t looking at a Terminator or Wall-E situation, but somewhere in between.

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Datapipe Named 2017 APAC Managed Cloud Service Provider of the Year for the Second Year in a Row

Today, I’m proud to announce that leading market research firm Frost & Sullivan has named Datapipe as the 2017 Asia Pacific (APAC) Managed Cloud Service Provider of the Year. Winners were selected based on performance during the 2016 financial year. This marks the second year in a row we’ve won this award, and we’re honored that Frost & Sullivan continues to recognize our leadership and performance in the region.

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The Incredible Growth of Alibaba Cloud

The cloud ecosystem is dominated by a handful of giants: AWS, Azure, Google, VMware on AWS. But Alibaba, one of our partners continues to gain ground rapidly by growing their presence throughout Asia and beyond.

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Integrate Jenkins, Hashicorp Vault, and PowerShell

Passwords, Secrets, and Credentials, stored in a Hashicorp Vault server, can easily be leveraged by Jenkins Projects. This includes projects that leverage PowerShell for the automation – for pure Microsoft shops. There is a common tension between automation and security, but here’s how they can co-exist.

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A Future of Choice and Collaboration at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Last week, thousands of IT professionals headed to Orlando for Microsoft Ignite, the annual conference dedicated to giving IT professionals and developers a preview of the new service offerings Microsoft is developing. As a longstanding Microsoft partner, we look forward to Microsoft Ignite every year. Read on to check out our top takeaways from this year’s conference.

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