GDPR will change data protection – here’s what you need to know

GDPR will change data protection – here’s what you need to know

General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will overhaul how businesses process and handle data. Wired.co.uk need-to-know GDPR guide explains what the changes mean for you.

In less than a year, Europe’s data protection rules will undergo their biggest changes in two decades. Since they were created in the 90s, the amount of digital information we create, capture, and store has vastly increased. Simply put, the old regime was no longer fit for purpose.

The solution is the mutually agreed European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on May 25 2018. It will change how businesses and public sector organisations can handle the information of customers.

— Read the full article on: Wired.co.uk

More info on the European Union Website

Want to find out what this means for you, come and discuss GDPR with us on the Pillar Meetup.

Tags: Europe, GDPR, technology
EvoSwitch Wins ”Best Energy Solution’’ award at Datacloud Awards 2017

EvoSwitch Wins ”Best Energy Solution’’ award at Datacloud Awards 2017

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Eric Boonstra (Chief Executive Officer EvoSwitch) and Patrick van der Wilt (Commercial Director EvoSwitch) receive the ‘Best Energy Solution Award’ on behalf of EvoSwitch

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 7 June 2017 – EvoSwitch, a provider of 100% carbon-neutral operated colocation data centers in the Europe and the U.S. with its partner-rich cloud interconnection platform, EvoSwitch OpenCloud, has been awarded the ‘Best Energy Solution’ award at this year Datacloud Awards 2017 in Monaco (June 6-8). This award recognizes EvoSwitch’s achievements with regards to the company’s in-house engineered, free cooling based data center technology with ultra-low PUE figures – as being deployed in EvoSwitch’s data center campus in Europe (Amsterdam region).

At the Datacloud Europe 2017 ceremony yesterday evening in Monaco, EvoSwitch was one of four contenders for the ‘Best Energy Solution’ award. Other companies selected by the panel of judges include Asperitas, EcoCooling and NLDC. Datacloud Europe is BroadGroup’s annual networking and deal-making event for the European cloud and data center industry.

As an owner/operator of carbon-neutral data centers in Europe (Amsterdam region) and the U.S. (Washington DC area), EvoSwitch has designed and engineered its energy-efficient ‘free cooling’ concept in-house to address demanding and multi-tenant requirements for colocation and cloud-usage. During the award ceremony yesterday evening in Monaco, Eric Boonstra (Chief Executive Officer EvoSwitch) and Patrick van der Wilt (Commercial Director EvoSwitch) were representing EvoSwitch to see if their energy-efficient data center design with ultra-low PUE figures would be selected as a winning solution. Now it’s confirmed that EvoSwitch’s data center innovation may call itself an ‘award-winning’ technology.

Datacloud’s Best Energy Solution award recognizes a data center facility, a team or an individual with a demonstrable track record of implementing an innovative approach. The panel of judges was looking to identify a business that has significantly demonstrated the use of a disruptive energy innovation within the data center environment, preferably providing an exemplar of innovation in energy management to the ‘global’ data center industry.

“The Datacloud Awards celebrate some of the best companies, individuals and technologies in this increasingly challenging and competitive industry,” said Gerd J. Simon, chairman of the Judges Panel. “The Best Energy Solution award was a hotly contested category, with entries of outstanding quality reflecting the amount of change and innovation that is happening in the industry right now. We congratulate EvoSwitch on their achievement.”

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European and U.S. Colocation Data Center Provider EvoSwitch Wins ‘Best Energy Solution Award’ at Datacloud Awards 2017.

Modular Data Center Design

EvoSwitch’s energy-efficient data center technology has quite an “innovative” design that’s now being awarded with the first prize for Best Energy Solution at BroadGroup’s Datacloud Europe 2017 event. EvoSwitch’s innovation is a highly modular, containerized architecture that has been awarded legally registered patents. The integrated, flexible data center infrastructure is not only intensively optimized for energy-efficiency, but also for operational efficiency and ultra-short lead times for data center deployment.

“By winning this data center energy-efficiency award, we’re proud to show that EvoSwitch is perfectly positioned to meet the dynamic hybrid cloud and IoT-driven needs of customers worldwide,” said Eric Boonstra, CEO of EvoSwitch. “EvoSwitch being awarded the first prize for Best Energy Solution at the Datacloud Europe event, is another proof that we’re on the right track with our innovation and engineering efforts at our colocation data center campuses in Europe and the United States. In line with EvoSwitch’s strong growth, strategic ambitions and growing demand for our innovative data center approach, we expect to come up with further major announcements very soon.”

Lianne Dijkhuizen from Haarlem.tech community hiking of 2600 miles in Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexican to Canadian border

Lianne Dijkhuizen from Haarlem.tech community hiking of 2600 miles in Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexican to Canadian border

This is the moment! Lianne Dijkhuizen from Haarlem, our community member and ambassador of Haarlem.tech is ready to start her adventure in Pacific Crest Trail. Our small girl is going to hike 2600 miles from Mexican to Canadian border.

 

Solar panels, smartphone with e-paper screen as an advice from Haarlem.Tech and tech support for Lianne blog, integration with GPS-tracker from 4bis.nl . Follow updates, challenges and beautiful photos on on her blog
http://lianne2pct.com

 

And some crowdfunding is always handy! Help Lianne on PCT

 

 

 

EvoSwitch is nominated for sustainable company of the year 2017

EvoSwitch is nominated for sustainable company of the year 2017

EvoSwitch is nominated for sustainable company of the year 2017

EvoSwitch – the new generation datacenter – is nominated for sustainable company of the year 2017.

To vote go to the link:

http://www.degroenemug.nl/pages/over-ons/groene-mug-bokaal-2017.php

In Dutch:

Je kan nog steeds stemmen op #EvoSwitch voor de Groene Mug Bokaal! (eerste Nederlandse CO2-neutrale datacenter!)
EvoSwitch is echte groene diamant van Haarlem.
http://www.degroenemug.nl/pages/over-ons/groene-mug-bokaal-2017.php

Tags: datacenter, partner, sustainable
Samenwerking EvoSwitch, 4bis.nl maakt het begin van Haarlem.TECH community mogelijk

Samenwerking EvoSwitch, 4bis.nl maakt het begin van Haarlem.TECH community mogelijk

Haarlem, 1 augustus 2016EvoSwitch, één van de meest energie-efficiënte datacenters in Europa, heeft zijn partnership met HaarlemValley en Present Your Startup uitgebreid, door startups gratis ondersteuning en werkruimte aan te bieden. De Tech Hub ( meer info op Haarlem.tech), zoals de werkruimte heet, is gevestigd in het Haarlemse datacenter van EvoSwitch en is bedoeld innovatie en samenwerking bij startups te stimuleren.

4BIS Innovations maakt in samenwerking met EvoSwitch en HaarlemValley het begin van deze tech community mogelijk. Founder van 4BIS Innovations, Max Kapsthyk is manager van deze Tech Hub, zijn bedrijf ontwikkelt technologische oplossingen voor de zakelijke markt en is tevens technisch partner van HaarlemValley. 4BIS Innovations biedt onder andere oplossingen in data uitwisseling, integratie van IT-systemen, automatisering en doorontwikkeling van businessoplossingen aan. Tevens verleent het de startups advies op het gebied van IT.

(read more at emerce.nl)

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