Good read: Heidelberg has the largest 3D printed data center

The city of Heidelberg, PERI 3D Construction and KRAUSGRUPPE has inaugurated The Wave House – a data center in Heidelberg and the largest 3D printed building in Europe so far, marking a significant advancement in the construction industry.

Edge Cloud: Enhancing Sustainability in the Digital Ecosystem

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While cloud computing and remote work have already made significant strides in promoting sustainability, the advent of Edge Cloud is pushing these efforts even further. Edge Cloud, which refers to the deployment of cloud resources closer to the end users, offers unique advantages that enhance the sustainability of digital infrastructure. Let’s explore how Edge Cloud fits into the picture and contributes to a greener, more efficient digital ecosystem.

Good read: Alternative clouds are booming as companies seek cheaper access to GPUs

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The appetite for alternative clouds has never been bigger. Case in point: CoreWeave, the GPU infrastructure provider that began life as a cryptocurrency mining operation, this week raised $1.1 billion in new funding from investors, including Coatue, Fidelity and Altimeter Capital. The round brings its valuation to $19 billion post-money and its total raised to $5 billion in debt and equity — a remarkable figure for a company that’s less than 10 years old.

European cloud providers mount strong competition against hyperscalers

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In the ever-evolving landscape of cloud computing, European cloud providers are stepping into the ring with a renewed vigor, challenging the dominance of hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Armed with a focus on innovation, data privacy, and regional specialization, these European counterparts are making significant strides, offering businesses a compelling alternative to the giants of the industry.

Good read: Europese cio-verenigingen luiden noodklok over gedrag Broadcom.

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Daar lusten de honden geen “broad” van. Vier Europese belangenverenigingen van cio’s, waaronder het CIO Platform Nederland, uiten in een open brief aan de Europese Commissie hun zorgen over het gedrag van Broadcom na de overname van VMware. Volgens de organisaties leidt dit gedrag tot een verstoring van de virtualisatiemarkt. Ze roepen de commissievoorzitter op om in te grijpen om Europese bedrijven te beschermen tegen dergelijke praktijken.

We’re hiring a software engineer

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We’re seeking a talented and motivated Software Engineer to join our portal and cloud management team (aka the whitesky meneja team).
As a Software Engineer in the meneja team you will be working on frontend and backend delivering state of the portals and managing cloud locations all over the world. In this team we make use of k8s, mongo, vuejs, python and go-lang.

Quickscan NIS2 richtlijn

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Cyberveiligheid is cruciaal bij de bescherming van de organisatie tegen toenemende cyberdreigingen. De Europese NIS2-richtlijn vraagt van ‘belangrijke’ en ‘essentiële’ organisaties een hogere cyberweerbaarheid. De bepalingen uit deze richtlijn worden nu omgezet in nationale wetgeving. Omdat dit doorgaans niet in een handomdraai te realiseren is, adviseert de overheid om niet af te wachten totdat wetgeving er is, maar alvast voorbereidingen te treffen.


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