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Thoughts from the data center

Looking for further reading? Enjoy these stories and ideas from Penta’s team of cloud services professionals. Each written by an expert in our two global data centers, they’ll give you a sense of what’s happening at Penta … and beyond, in the broader world of private clouds and critical IT.

September 22, 2014. | Understanding cloud

Disaster recovery explained

The setup used to mitigate the risk of IT downtime is called disaster recovery. It combines scheduled off-site backups, and failover systems to run the post-disaster environment directly from the backup. This sounds complicated, but there are really only two factors to consider to manage IT risk: data and time. In case of disaster, you can […]

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September 04, 2014. | Backup and disaster recovery

Penta completes ultra-high availability business continuity infrastructure

Swiss private cloud provider Penta now offers the industry’s highest possible specifications in business continuity and disaster recovery with the completion of a year-long infrastructure project in the Tier-4 rated Lausanne data center. The Lausanne and central Geneva IT infrastructure are now continuously replicated using 10Gbs and 1Gbs fiber optic connections. With backups performed in […]

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August 22, 2014. | Understanding cloud

Cloud Computing: a Fundamental Shift in IT

The original article was published by The Geneva Association in their August 2014 newsletter. Cloud coming-of-age Cloud computing today refers to the process of leasing computing assets and the set of added services and assurances that accompany these assets, like provisioning services, backup systems, applications or service level agreements. The recent surge in cloud computing […]

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June 02, 2014. | Regulatory compliance

Penta successfully completes FINMA compliance review

Penta has successfully met the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority’s (FINMA) compliance standards for outsourcing. The audit – completed by EY (Ernst & Young) – means that Penta’s operations and IT infrastructure meet the strict IT standards required for banks, securities dealers and larger financial groups in Switzerland. Penta CEO Farhad Khalilnia said: “The standards […]

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