European Companies Risk Success in China Through Slow Websites

Alex Nam explains the findings of a Survey by CDNetworks showing the enormous potential and brand image that European organizations are losing due to bad loading times in China, and offers advice for getting the company website functioning behind the Great Firewall of China.

The majority of European companies cannot take advantage of the enormous business potential in the Chinese market, since the load times of their online presences are simply too slow.
Already the world's highest, the number of Internet users in China reached 731 million in December 2016 – a figure that nearly equals the population of Europe and is more than double the US population. Read more on dotmagazine

Jens Eckhardt

EuroCloud: Only One Year Until GDPR– New Challenges For Cloud Providers

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses new challenges for cloud providers
  • Data processing contracts need to be adapted to GDPR
  • Exclude sanctions and civil claims

On 25 May 2018, the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force, and will regulate the handling of personal data in cloud infrastructure. “The legal requirements for contract data processing in the cloud is changing with the new European regulation,” says lawyer Jens Eckhardt, Board Member for Legal & Compliance EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e. V. “Cloud providers should review current contracts with their clients as soon as possible in order to adjust them by May 2018, if necessary, so that unlawful use can be avoided. The GDPR does not include any exceptions for legacy contracts, which means that existing contracts must also comply with the GDPR requirements.” Continue reading

Gigabit Infrastructure: The Need is Proven

It’s proven: The more bandwidth you have, the more you will use. The eco Association’s Nico Goss discusses the findings of the Bavarian telecom and ISP M-Net that the provision of high-speed Internet through Fiber to the Home or Business significantly influences demand for broadband.

Measurements by the eco member M-Net GmbH have found that customers with fiber-optic connections (FttH/FttB) reach an average data volume of 120.0 GB. The company’s conclusion is that customers use higher bandwidths when they are available. In a period of approximately one and a half years, the data volumes per customer double. Read more on dotmagazine

Anycast: The State-of-the-Art Technology to Secure Your Online Presence

So you have done everything to protect your online presence: You have redundant web servers, firewalls, DDoS protection in a high security data center, and much more. But… have you also considered your domain name server? If not, this could be your single point of failure, Klaus Darilion from explains.

Nowadays an enormous part of business success depends upon the availability of the Internet. All relevant services, such as web, e-mail, FTP and media servers, are accessed via the Domain Name System (DNS) by people typing in the domain names of these servers. This is why the DNS has to be extremely robust and fail-proof and should be an essential part of a company’s security strategy. Read more on dotmagazine

“The gateway to the Middle East”

Bülent Şen, Regional Director for DE-CIX Turkey, looks at the strategic role of Turkey in connectivity between Europe and Asia, and the growing trends in Internet use in the region.

Bülent Şen will be speaking at Capacity Europe East in 5 June 2017 in Dubrovnik. eco Members can still secure a 15% discount on tickets to the event using the code EE2017-ECO

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The Journey of a Data Packet

How does the message we type get transmitted to its recipient? It’s all about routers, fiber, and the light in the fibers, as Wolfgang Tremmel, Head of the DE-CIX Academy, tells dotmagazine in interview.

Wolfgang Tremmel takes us on a journey as the light in the fibers - how a data packet is transformed into energy, routed through networks, authenticated, and delivered to the recipient. Watch the video or read the interview on dotmagazine.