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CloudTalk Online 2021 – bringing together the best IT professionals of Eurasia for the 2nd time

“CloudTalk Online Matchmaking Summit” – Eurasia’s most comprehensive and widely attended online cloud computing event will bring together household names in the cloud sector across the region for the 2nd consecutive year between 26-27 May 2021.

Talking about the event, CloudTalk CEO Burkay Yapağcıoğlu said that he wants to exploit the full potential of online events in 2021, amidst the continuation of the pandemic and accompanying health hazards and social distancing norms. He stated that the previous version of the event i.e., CloudTalk Online 2020 saw the coming together of 2000+ technology professionals from 20 countries giving them the opportunity to engage with 60+ international cloud experts in five halls.

We had an extraordinary digital conference and fair experience for our participants in 2020”, said Yapağcıoğlu, before adding that their CloudTalk Online 2021 goals are more ambitious, and the event can see the coming together of more than 3,000 participants this year.

Get an opportunity to meet tech mammoths with a never-seen-before fair Experience

1,200+ one-on-one meetings, over 124,000 interactions, 570 hall meetings, 3,700 message deliveries, an average of 300 viewers per session, and 5,000+ profile viewing were among some of the key achievements of last year’s event.

Tech giants like Alibaba Cloud, Cloudflare, Acronis, Mailchannels, Reseller Club, and Synacor interacted with participants in the virtual foyer area during the previous year’s version of the event, thus making it one of the best networking event in Eurasia. It linked individual experts and participants within their respective fields and to the job opportunities they were in search for.

Now the 2021 event aims at bringing together more than 100 tech enterprises and over 3,000 IT professionals in the virtual foyer. It will give participants an opportunity to link with a greater number of prospects in the cloud computing sector.

Digital Infrastructure to help you reap maximum benefit from the event

CloudTalk Online Matchmaking Summit is designed to facilitate professional time management by allowing meeting plans with thousands of participants from over 20 countries spread across Eurasia before and during the conference. It also offers conference video calls in the form of roundtables in the networking lounges, enabling participants to engage in meaningful conversation with people with similar interest through the chat feature. The open-participants interface allows everyone to see one another and enjoy an interactive experience.

The notification and reminder features in the interface guarantees that all participants can reap maximum benefits from the event by simplifying presentations in the five different halls sorted according to their interests.

Broad participation to open the door to new opportunities in the business world

Apart from the presence of global tech giants like IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alibaba Cloud, the participant profiles of the 2020 event consisted of IT specialists, C-level IT managers, system and network administrators, data center specialists, security managers, software developers, cloud architects, product managers, independent consultants, sales and business development representatives, and end-users.

Hurry! Register for CloudTalk Online 2021 today

CloudTalk Online 2021 is open for registration now. Burkay Yapağcıoğlu stated that the process of forwarding meeting requests and creating personal agendas to match different participants with one another will start three days before the event. All registered participants and partners can continue communicating on the platform for 2 additional days after the event.

He further stated that they are extremely pleased with the interest this year, though the registrations have just started.

To register for this one-of-a-kind event, visit the website today.

 https://cloudtalksummit.online/en

DHN is the media partner of this prestigious event. Stay tuned to get more updates on the event.

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Cybersecurity market in India to reach $3 billion by 2022: DSCI-PwC Report

With increasing technological advancements in India, the vulnerabilities in these technologies have also increased causing it to be exploited by threat experts of the cyber world for their own benefit. Cyberattacks across organizations involving phishing, malware and more have placed the critical information of governments, organizations and individuals at constant risk.

Thus, cybersecurity is gaining more attention than ever, not just in the news but also among industry leaders, policy makers and the public.

According to the estimates released by DSCI and PwC, the cybersecurity market in India is expected to reach an annual growth of 15.6% from USD 1.97 billion in 2019 to USD 3.05 billion by 2022, which is 1.5 times more than the global security market.

What are the main factors necessitating cybersecurity investments?

The report investigated the main reasons behind the high growth of cybersecurity in India. The factors contributing to this growth rate are:

  • Digital empowerment of the citizens by national and state level e-governance initiatives. Technology drivers involved Cloud computing, availability of information through devices, real-time information gathering via analytics, and more.
  • The attack on cyber security systems has increased about 292% in just two years, from 53,081 in 2017 to 2,08,456 in 2018. When surveyed, 91% respondents believed the cyber security incidents will increase in their sector by 2022.
  • Increasing regulatory norms across sectors.

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Key industry analysis

The cybersecurity market in India will be defined by top three sectors including banking and financial services industry (BFSI), information technology (IT) and information technology enabled services (ITeS), and the government, the report estimated. Other industries apart from the ones mentioned here include energy, healthcare and automobile.

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Source: DSCI-PwC Report

Overall, these sectors will account for 68% of the cyber market share. Some facts on the key sectors profiled in the report are:

  • BFSI Sector

BFSI sector is taking various steps to protect their IT infrastructure. It is divided into insurance companies, banking, and other financial institutions. According to the report, this sector has the highest investment (26%) in cyber security market. The main factors responsible for the drive involve technology adoption, increase in digital payments (annual growth – 20.2%), increased guidelines and regulations, and cyber attacks highly focused on core banking systems.

  • IT/ITES Sector

“The IT/ITeS sector is witnessing increased awareness on user privacy and is preparing for further regulations on data privacy,” as per the report.

42% respondents said that the main cause of cyber incidents in this industry is due to weak access control mechanism. Overall, this sector is expected to increase its spending on cyber security from USD 434 million in 2019 to USD 713 million by 2022.

  • Government Sector

India is among the top nations in ransomware attacks, and governments are constantly under the threat of cyberattacks all over the world. As per the same report, government in India is making strong commitment and steps to address cybersecurity issues. It is expected to invest USD 581 million by 2022.

Apart from these, healthcare is another major sector most affected by cyber crimes and is actively investing to address the issue by adopting e-health standards as well as security tools to protect electronic health data.

Apart from these, healthcare is another major sector most affected by cyber crimes and is actively investing to address the issue by adopting e-health standards as well as security tools to protect electronic health data.

Cybersecurity products and services’ analysis

Some of the key findings are:

Cybersecurity products

  • Data security products are growing at the fastest rate (22.2%) driven by emphasis on privacy and confidentiality.
  • Endpoint security products such as anti-virus and anti-spam software, exploit protection, continuous monitoring, etc. are growing fast driven by concern among business executives to protect high-profile endpoints. There is high demand for real-time endpoint attack detection software, due to which there is going to be an increase in the endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions.
  • The IDR products will continue to be the most dominant product in the cyber security market at 32% of the product mix.
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Source: DSCI-PwC Report

Cybersecurity services

  • Security testing services involving penetration testing, web testing, application security, audits and reviews is expected to grow at the fastest rate (17.4%) as businesses are willing to prevent their systems from cyberattacks.
  • Incident response services are also growing (16.3%) due to high number and complexity in security breaches.
  • Security operations services is the most dominant by occupying 38% of India’s cyber security services market.
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Source: DSCI-PwC Report

With more than half a billion people in India going online today, the need to adopt right strategies by the government as well as the organizations is important to spot and respond to rapidly evolving cyber security threats in India.

Larger and mature organizations have already recognized the need and have incorporated additional measures to prepare systems as part of their security strategies. Both central and state governments have also taken strong initiatives to mandate cybersecurity to protect against and respond to breaches.

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50% of enterprise WAN managers are adopting Zero Trust Security but only 8% have implemented it

TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has released its annual WAN Manager Survey: Cloud Connectivity & Network Security Report. The report reveals an opportunity for enterprises to further integrate networking and security and adopt new models to prevent data breaches.

According to the survey, less than 20% of enterprises have fully or mostly integrated network and security teams. More than 40% have separate teams but work closely together on things like SD-WAN or hybrid network adoption. 15% have largely siloed networking and security operations.

“Enterprises are re-evaluating where security responsibilities sit within their IT operations. They are looking at greater integration between security and networking teams that will reduce risk while accelerating the adoption of networking technologies like SD-WAN. WAN Managers recognize the need for stronger relationships between these teams and we anticipate fully or mostly integrated teams growing over time,” said Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research at TeleGeography.

Interest in Zero Trust Security remains high among WAN managers, while only 8% have actually implemented the IT security model. 31% are considering Zero Trust Security, 19% are in the adoption phase with a fifth of respondents unfamiliar with the concept.

Zero Trust Security is an IT security model where, by default, no user or device is trusted inside or outside of the network. It offers policy-based controls rather than a legacy “castle and moat” architecture. It has been designed to prevent enterprise data breaches.

“Zero Trust Security is making the move from buzzword to serious consideration. WAN Managers recognize the opportunity in going beyond legacy models and exploring the potential of Zero Trust Security in their organizations,” said TeleGeography Analyst, Elizabeth Thorne.

“The challenge for CIOs is to understand the foundations necessary to make ZTS a viable security solution. For example, in order to have user or device-based security policies, you first need to identify every user and device on your network—no small task for many enterprises. Regardless, any time a new architecture is proposed there will be hesitation and a period of assessment before adoption ramps up.”    

The survey collects around 100 responses from companies ranging in size from SMEs to Fortune 500 enterprises. It includes in-depth interviews with 15 respondents across 2018-19 to contextualize survey answers.

Participating companies had a median annual 2018 revenue of about $7 billion and most were multinational in scope. In addition to security, the report covers Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies, data center trends, and cloud adoption.

The executive summary can be downloaded here.

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Dade2 introduces opening of Miami, FL Datacenter

Dade2, a Managed Enterprise Cloud hosting provider, is happy to announce the launch of its Miami data center location. Immediately available in this location are Dade2’s Cloud servers, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and private cloud service offerings. The data center, located in Downtown Miami is just minutes away from Miami International Airport, provides low-latency and high-network throughput to both North America and Latin America.

Now, operating in Europe, the United States and Iceland, Dade2’s first USA datacenter location has been strategically selected to better cater to the needs of clients in both USA and Latin America. Dade2’s expansion roadmap demonstrates the strategic launching of additional regions by Q2 2020.

“We are seeing strong demand from network, cloud and content customers looking to leverage our DC in Miami for access to the Latin American market. With the Miami facility, Dade2 can offer access to the lowest latency route to LATAM and provide a full range of managed hosting and colocation services delivered by our regional partners,” Daroya said.

This Tier III+ Datacenter is HIPAA compliant and ISO 27001 certified to meet specific demand from financial companies.

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one.com acquires Norwegian web hosting company

one.com, a leading company in Europe that provides web hosting and domain names to individuals, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and small-office home-offices (SOHOs), declared the takeover of SYSE for an undisclosed consideration.  The acquisition of SYSE represents the second acquisition one.com has made in Norway following the acquisition of Digital Garden in September 2019.

SYSE was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leader in Norwegian web hosting. Originally created as a personal computer and hardware supplier, the business has transitioned over time to become a provider of highly technical web hosting products trusted by over 12,000 end customers.

SYSE’s impressive self-developed product portfolio includes the innovative Tornado Web Server solution which provides ultra-scalable and secure web hosting at a fraction of the cost of other cloud solutions. Further, SYSE’s fully white-label platform is deeply trusted by its reseller customers with a highly customizable control panel offering significant functionality and flexibility.

This transaction continues one.com’s buy and build strategy, backed by Cinven, following historically exceptional organic-only growth. With the support of Cinven, one.com is looking to continue to expand both organically and through acquisitions into its core markets of the Nordics, Benelux, the UK and the DACH region as well as other geographic regions.

“SYSE represents another very exciting step in one.com’s growth story – we are delighted to welcome the organisation and team into the Group. The partnership between one.com, Digital Garden and SYSE creates an excellent platform in the Norwegian market which will continue to grow,” said Stephan Wolfram, Group CEO of one.com.

“We have been highly impressed with SYSE’s ability to listen to customers and their commitment to delivering technical and innovative products to the web hosting market with outstanding support – they will complement our existing global development and support team exceptionally well,” he added.

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Epsilon Appoints Michel Robert as Group Chief Executive Officer

Former Claranet Managing Director brings 20+ years of experience in IT services to supercharge Epsilon’s growth across industry segments.

Epsilon, a worldwide connectivity and communications service provider, has appointed Michel Robert (pictured) as its Group Chief Executive Officer, effective today. Having more than 20 years of technology experience, Michel will lead Epsilon’s executive leadership team to build on Epsilon’s global strategy in high-growth markets including Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

The appointment came at a time after Epsilon announced plans to target enterprise customers, through partners and directly, with its SD-WAN and interconnection services for secure and cost-effective connectivity between branch locations, data centres and the cloud. Michel will be joining a recently enhanced senior management team with the goal of accelerating the company’s transformation – Lee Myall joined as Chief Commercial Officer and Colin Whitbread as Managing Director, Service and Operations, in 2019.

“Michel has a proven track record for overseeing substantial business growth and played significant roles in developing new markets. His experience in hybrid cloud, networking and cybersecurity, alongside tripling the size of Claranet’s UK operation, gives us confidence in Michel’s leadership to take Epsilon’s global growth to the next level,” said Kuok Khoon Ean, Chairman, Epsilon Global Communications.

Michel succeeds Co-Founder and former CEO Jerzy Szlosarek, who stepped down after a successful 16 years with Epsilon. Since Epsilon’s founding in 2003, Szlosarek has grown the company from a regional carrier to a global leader in digital connectivity.

“Epsilon is a unique business with a diverse product portfolio and a well-established brand in the interconnection space. I’m excited to work with the Epsilon team to provide customers with flexible, scalable, on-demand connectivity and colocation services to support their cloud adoption and IT modernisation requirements,” said Michel Robert, Group Chief Executive Officer, Epsilon Global Communications.

“Epsilon’s strong telecom roots along with its ongoing innovation in software-defined technology and the Infiny portal bring a true differentiator in the Network as a Service (NaaS) market. I look forward to leading Epsilon’s growth across the enterprise segment and supporting the success of our customers and partners globally.”

Before joining Epsilon, Michel worked at Claranet, where he spent more than 12 years as Managing Director. During his time in the office, he led the business in the US, Benelux, and UK, as well as its global cybersecurity business and group operations function. Previous to that, he was European Solutions Director for Dimension Data.

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WIPL enters into partnership with Plesk to offer fully integrated cloud hosting services in India

WIPL, one of Asia’s fastest-growing cloud hosting companies headquartered in India, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Plesk, the leading Server, Website and WordPress management platform, proven on servers, sites, apps, hosting and cloud businesses. With this deal, WIPL will empower its customers with high-quality, affordable Plesk powered hosting services.

“In our quest to drive digital transformation, Plesk is delighted to have WIPL as a partner. We are certain that our platform’s features and scalability will enable WIPL to deliver countless seamless customer experiences,” said Nils Hueneke, Plesk CEO.

“We are increasingly extending into adjacent areas. With the unique Plesk management platform, we will offer greater convenience to our customers with the ability to manage their web apps and technologies using a single and secure user interface in the most cost-appropriate setting,” said Ravish Gupta, CEO, WIPL.

This partnership will be empowered by ZNet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. as ZNet is the distributor of Plesk licenses in India.

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Japan’s SBI Holdings Makes a $20m Strategic Investment in OpenLegacy

SBI’s investment accelerates its Internet banking and Moneytap initiatives while opening the door for OpenLegacy to the world’s second-largest mainframe market after the United States.

Tokyo-based SBI Holdings, the leading Japanese financial services company, has made a $20 million strategic investment in OpenLegacy, the market leader in microservice-based APIs for legacy and core systems.

SBI has made the investment based on OpenLegacy’s long-term technology promise as well as to accelerate its own digital transformation activities, using OpenLegacy’s technology to spearhead two key strategic efforts: building Internet banking across SBI’s growing portfolio of Japanese banks, and instituting Moneytap, a blockchain-based payment application in Japan and globally.

“OpenLegacy will enable our portfolio companies to quickly launch digital innovations, integrating, leveraging, and extending our legacy systems in a fraction of the time, all without changing the underlying systems,” said Yoshitaka Kitao, SBI Holdings President & CEO.

OpenLegacy’s platform is already being leveraged by Fortune 500 companies like Citi, Liberty Mutual, FIS, and BNP Paribas-Cardif, to name a few.

The solution reduces the time, cost and risk normally associated with digital transformation by connecting directly to legacy systems, automatically generating microservice-based APIs, and deploying on-premises or in the cloud. OpenLegacy reduces total cost of ownership by bypassing layers of middleware and delivers digital services without changing the back-end legacy system.

OpenLegacy further enables seamless integration into existing or new DevOps pipelines because of its compatibility with modern code development practices. Furthermore, by working with the development team to generate custom-built templates, site-specific standards can create consistently robust services at an unprecedented speed.

“SBI’s use cases demonstrate the range of achievements that OpenLegacy’s technology makes possible,” said Ron Rabinowitz, OpenLegacy’s President.

“The investment opens the door to Japan, the world’s second largest mainframe market. It is an important milestone in our global expansion; we’re now serving the world’s top clients across the United States, Europe, LATAM and Asia.”

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Raritan Introduces Economical New Generation KVM-Over-IP Switch and Serial Access for SMBs

Raritan® — a brand of Legrand®, and a leading provider of intelligent data center management and rack power distribution solutions, introduced its new generation KVM-over-IP switch designed for small to midsize businesses (SMBs), the Dominion LX II. For economical, reliable and secure remote access and management, the Dominion LX II provides one or two remote users and one local user Java-free, BIOS-level access and control of 8 or 16 servers (expandable up to 256 servers with tiering).

Dominion LX II

Standard productivity features such as virtual media, absolute mouse synchronization, directory server authentication, and PC share are all included in this new switch, enabling IT, data center, lab, and network administrators to remotely monitor computer and serial devices to maximize uptime, avoid travel and quickly resolve issues.

However, the Dominion LX II KVM-over-IP switch also represents a significant advancement over the previous generation by providing:

  • Java-free, BIOS-level, IP remote access
  • One or two remote users. One local user. 8 or 16 KVM ports
  • Single power supply & LAN port
  • VGA, DVI, HDMI, USB-C, and DisplayPort
  • Productive video performance for 1080p and 1200p video at 15 frames/second
  • Universal Virtual Media™ to transfer files, load software and boot an OS
  • Absolute Mouse Synchronization™
  • Manage up to 8 serial devices via Raritan DSAM modules
  • Integrated Switch / LCD drawer models (available 2Q 2020)

“The second-generation Dominion LX II KVM-over-IP switches are the perfect remote access solution for SMBs, designed to be secure, productive, and economical,” says Richard Dominach, Director of Product Management at Raritan.

“The 24/7, Java-free, web-based access helps maximize uptime, eliminate the need for on-site troubleshooting, and increase worker productivity—all while offering an affordable, enterprise-level connectivity solution for SMBs.”

For more information on the Dominion LX II, visit here.

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Companies investing in privacy programs get best returns: Cisco report

Different data protection laws and privacy regulations are emerging around the world. Nearly all organizations today recognize the need to meet the data regulatory requirements as there are strict penalties for noncompliance with it.

To come to terms with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations are actively investing in privacy programs. Some organizations who were initially afraid to invest had doubts if their investments in privacy could yield positive returns. But, according to a report Cisco 2020 Data Privacy Benchmark Study, the returns on privacy investments are positive.

For this, Cisco organized a survey that covered responses from 2,800 respondents in 13 countries, out of which 2,500 knew about privacy in their organizations. Respondents were asked to provide the size of their total annual spending on privacy, as well as the impact of it on their business based on the following tangible and intangible factors:

  • reducing sales delays
  • enabling agility and innovation
  • making company more attractive to investors
  • mitigating losses from data breaches
  • achieving operational efficiency from data controls, and
  • building loyalty and trust with customers.

The results revealed that the organization’s average spend on privacy was $1.2 M and the return they were getting back was $2.7 M. That makes privacy investment a wise decision.

Figure 1: Summarizes the annual privacy spending overall and by company size.

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Source: Cisco

Figure 2: Summarizes the estimated return on privacy investment overall and by company size.

Source: Cisco

Combining the data on privacy investment and benefits, for every dollar a company spends on privacy and regulation, it receives $2.70 worth of benefit. In the survey of all the companies, almost half (47%) are seeing more than twofold return and more than 30% are breaking even. Only 8% have reported they received less in return in terms of benefits.

Robert Waitman, director of Privacy Insights & Innovation at Cisco, noted that privacy regulation has been a major factor that has driven companies’ efforts to protect their personal data. Strict actions and fines on noncompliance is another motivator.  

More than 50% of the brands are ready for GDPR. 41% will be ready in one or more than a year, while just 3% have said they don’t feel GDPR applies to them.

“Companies that have become a little more mature and accountable from their privacy programs are getting their best returns. We have talked about $270 return on a 100, if you are investing a little more in that curve, it’s going to be $310 on that 100,” Waitman said.

However, he said companies could see their ROI drop should they have to comply with a variety of 50 U.S. state laws, as this will become complicated and would cost high for privacy programs to attach to laws with different requirements.

As more and more organizations are moving in this direction, they will need to adopt simple processes to show their customers how their data is being used and adopt technology solutions to adhere to the regulations in order to gain trust and transparency.

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