WISeKey’s Global Cybersecurity to Protect People’s Privacy and Critical Infrastructures

IoT Tech News | February 06, 2020

WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today the release of a consistent cybersecurity combined offer to secure access to connected objects. This solution sits on WISeKey’s three fundamental value propositions: the new WISeID™ digital identity ecosystem for people, VaultIC407 secure element and VaultiTrust™ for electronic credentials generation, insertion and management. In its 2019 Cyber Threat Report, SonicWall announced a significant escalation of IoT attacks, with a 217.5% increase from 2017. Even more frighteningly, the same study revealed that 3.9 trillion intrusion attempts were recorded. Massive published cyberattacks, such as the Ring’s case, are just the tip of the iceberg. Connected objects allow the implementation of many disruptive applications, at risk whenever the access to these devices and the related data (private video as an example) is not properly protected. Passwords have to be properly generated and managed. Two-factor authentication (reception of a confirmation code on a smartphone, for instance) is a plus. But data are at stake when they are conveyed from device-to-cloud as illustrated by the following picture

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Now that every aspect of life is condensed into bytes and pixels, government IT professionals face the pressing issue of how to store and protect all of this data indefinitely. Big Data has become synonymous with IT infrastructure challenges. There is a $26.5 billion loss in revenue during IT downtime each year. To save the budget, many IT managers have turned to cloud backup. “The cloud is making access to infrastructure, platform and software as services available in a low-cost, effective way that was not imagined even 15 years ago,” State of Illinois CIO Sean Vinck told StateTech in the Winter 2013 issue. Data recovery is paramount, but for some government agencies the cloud is a difficult pill to swallow. As StateTech reported in March, the government technology community has been slow to adopt the cloud backup system. Because many governments run legacy technologies, it is not always cost effective to move operations into the cloud. If those applications and services are hosted locally, IT loses control of performance. This issue stands in the way of nearly every service that governments consider moving, and it has slowed the move to the cloud. By preparing as many services to move as they can, they will future-proof much of their technology.

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Now that every aspect of life is condensed into bytes and pixels, government IT professionals face the pressing issue of how to store and protect all of this data indefinitely. Big Data has become synonymous with IT infrastructure challenges. There is a $26.5 billion loss in revenue during IT downtime each year. To save the budget, many IT managers have turned to cloud backup. “The cloud is making access to infrastructure, platform and software as services available in a low-cost, effective way that was not imagined even 15 years ago,” State of Illinois CIO Sean Vinck told StateTech in the Winter 2013 issue. Data recovery is paramount, but for some government agencies the cloud is a difficult pill to swallow. As StateTech reported in March, the government technology community has been slow to adopt the cloud backup system. Because many governments run legacy technologies, it is not always cost effective to move operations into the cloud. If those applications and services are hosted locally, IT loses control of performance. This issue stands in the way of nearly every service that governments consider moving, and it has slowed the move to the cloud. By preparing as many services to move as they can, they will future-proof much of their technology.

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Run:ai announces the first Hybrid Cloud software solution to orchestrate AI workloads

Run:ai | September 01, 2022

Run:ai, the leader in compute orchestration for AI workloads, today announced that their Atlas Platform is the first to support hybrid cloud and multi-cloud AI Infrastructure. Run:ai's centralized monitoring and control panel provides a unified and consistent user experience to manage resources running on different locations including on-prem and in the cloud. With Run:ai, organizations can easily take advantage of adopting a multi-cloud strategy avoiding unplanned downtime, boosting compute availability, and controlling costs. "Using several cloud service providers or a combination of on-prem and cloud to manage infrastructure is the goal for most organizations but the challenges can be daunting. "Companies can underestimate the time and effort it takes to abstract infrastructure and migrate workloads to different clouds. Provider lock-in happens early and it can take months to train IT and DevOps teams on every environment. The lack of centralized monitoring also means that users must work with different tools to manage multiple clusters across multiple clouds - which differing price models further complicate." Ronen Dar, co-founder and CTO of Run:ai Run:ai's Atlas now provides a unified user experience through full abstraction so researchers can keep using each cloud provider's managed Kubernetes platform and leverage the best of every CSP's offering. Researchers can keep using their framework of choice and favorite development tools. Run:ai's Control Plane is a single pane of glass, with centralized & multi-tenant management of resources, utilization, health and performance across any aspect of the AI pipeline, no matter where the workloads are run. Run:ai also removes GPU configuration limitations, allowing teams to split GPUs into fractions for smaller inference workloads. Many organizations are also seeking a hybrid cloud architecture to keep their most sensitive data on-prem - where costs might be lower and performance better - while still leveraging the benefits of the cloud, such as availability and scalability. "With Run:ai, an AI healthcare company training models, for example, can keep their sensitive patient data on-prem, and once the model is trained, they can seamlessly move to the cloud to deploy to a customer." added Dar "Run:ai helps companies transition easily to a hybrid-cloud strategy and get the best of both worlds." About Run:ai Run:ai's Atlas Platform brings cloud-like simplicity to AI resource management - providing researchers with on-demand access to pooled resources for any AI workload. An innovative cloud-native operating system - which includes a workload-aware scheduler and an abstraction layer - helps IT simplify AI implementation, increase team productivity, and gain full utilization of expensive GPUs. Using Run:ai, companies streamline development, management, and scaling of AI applications across any infrastructure, including on-premises, edge and cloud.

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Datadog Acquires Cloudcraft to Create Live Cloud Architecture Diagrams

Datadog | November 03, 2022

Datadog, Inc., the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, today announced it has acquired Cloudcraft, a visualization service for cloud and system architects to create real-time diagrams of their cloud infrastructures. A well-designed cloud architecture is essential in order to ensure the underlying infrastructure stays operational, in budget and compliant over time. Modeling cloud environments helps organizations accomplish these goals. However, traditional modeling and design tools are static, meaning they are outdated as soon as the documentation is published. Cloudcraft addresses this problem by providing real-time visualization of cloud infrastructures. Cloudcraft instantly analyzes service relationships within customers' AWS environments, reverse engineers a system architecture diagram and automatically updates that diagram in line with infrastructure changes. Datadog plans to continue to offer Cloudcraft to existing and new customers and enhance its capabilities by integrating with the Datadog platform. "Our goal is to help organizations make better cloud architecture decisions by creating real-time visualizations built on data and metrics. "The acquisition by Datadog will enable us to further this mission through richer models, actionable insights and multi-cloud support." Tomas Junnonen, Founder and CEO of Cloudcraft "Hundreds of thousands of engineers have designed their cloud infrastructure with Cloudcraft's clear and readable diagrams," said Michael Gerstenhaber, VP of Product at Datadog. "Combining Datadog's real-time observability data with Cloudcraft will allow us to shift monitoring further left and support our customers' success with cloud migrations, container adoptions or other structural changes engineers consider every day." About Datadog Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of our customers' entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

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AtlasEdge Further Expands its European Platform with the Acquisition of Datacenter One

AtlasEdge | October 10, 2022

AtlasEdge, a leading pan-European Edge data centre provider, has today announced the acquisition of Datacenter One (“DC1”). The move furthers AtlasEdge’s expansion across Europe, with DC1 a leading data centre provider in Germany. This acquisition will accelerate AtlasEdge’s expansion across Germany, a key strategic data centre market and Europe’s largest digital economy. The footprint of DC1’s purpose-built, high-quality facilities complement AtlasEdge’s existing operations in Berlin and Hamburg, increasing AtlasEdge’s capability to service customers across five regional German markets with significant “ready-to-sell” capacity. It also comes at a time when the first wave of Edge deployments is accelerating across Europe, with growing customer demand for digital infrastructure closer to the end user driven by enterprises and larger platforms. DC1’s industry-leading senior management team with a deep knowledge of the German market and a track record of successful development will remain unchanged following the transaction. Wolfgang Kaufmann, CEO, DC1, will also be joining AtlasEdge’s Management Team. This is a highly strategic transaction for AtlasEdge. “Germany is an important part of our expansion plans and a market that has seen customer demand rise across multiple metros. Acquiring DC1 transforms AtlasEdge into Germany’s leading distributed platform, with ready-to-sell capacity in key locations across the country. We look forward to working with our new colleagues and continuing to grow our footprint across the continent.” Giuliano Di Vitantonio, CEO, AtlasEdge Wolfgang Kaufmann, CEO, DC1, stated, “The joint expertise of DC1 and AtlasEdge, together with the increased scale and customer offering that this deal enables is a real win. We have experienced first-hand the rising demand and growth potential in the German market, and this is a fantastic next step for us. Our combined locations, ethos and ambition are all the right ingredients, and we’re very excited to be joining AtlasEdge.” DC1’s continued development and expansion strategy will be critical to meet the high levels of demand for colocation across Germany, and AtlasEdge expects to make significant additional investments across the country in this regard. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close towards the end of 2022. DH Capital, a division of Citizens, acted as financial advisor and Hogan Lovells acted as legal counsel to AtlasEdge. ABOUT AtlasEdge AtlasEdge is the leading European Edge data centre platform with over 100 locations across 13 countries. Our distributed data centre portfolio allows our customers to plan and shape their technology and network infrastructure to meet the growing requirements for lower latency, higher performance and localised solutions. Formed through a joint investment by Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies and DigitalBridge, a leading global investment firm dedicated to digital infrastructure, AtlasEdge’s portfolio includes data centres in key markets across Europe, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich. ABOUT Datacenter One (“DC1”) Datacenter One operates several data centers at various locations in Germany. In addition, the company plans and builds turn-key datacenters very fast within six to nine months – starting from 500 sqm rental space at the requested customer location. The Colocation and Colo Connect rental offers ensure that every customer has the perfect capacity available for their needs - individual, flexible and scalable during operations. Datacenter One's facilities are operated with a very high energy efficiency (PUE values < 1.3) and meet high security requirements with ISO 27001 and EN 50600 certifications. Since 2021, the company has been part of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact to drive sustainable datacenter operations. Datacenter One is a German company headquartered in Stuttgart.

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