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The extraordinary challenges companies have faced in 2020, the year of Corona, have made the benefits of cloud computing immediately apparent. In the initial lockdown phase, many companies were forced to move quickly to remote work or switch from traditional to digital services. Cloud solutions have proven enormously helpful in these situations due to their high accessibility, scalability, and security. Forrester Research anticipates that nearly one-third (30%) of companies will continue to invest heavily in the cloud, security and risk management, networks, and mobility in 2021.
Remote work remains part of the “new normal”
Corona accelerates the move to the cloud
The European public cloud market continues to be dominated by US hyperscalers Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. They are already the main providers of public cloud services in 46% of European companies surveyed – with an upward trend.
End of Privacy Shield seen as the sword of Damocles for compliance
However, working with a US partner always entails a certain degree of risk of violating European data protection laws or industry-specific compliance requirements. Following the repeal of the EU-US Privacy Shield by the European Court of Justice, European companies must therefore check carefully whether the recipient guarantees a level of data protection in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before transferring personal data to the US. However, this is often difficult because it is not possible to track exactly when, where, and what (meta) data is transferred to the US and who may have access to it there.
GAIA-X not yet a factor in 2021
Highly certified protection for companies
As a German technology manufacturer, Myra offers a GDPR-compliant, certified Security-as-a-Service platform for protecting digital business processes. In addition to web applications and websites, smart Myra technology also fully automatically protects the DNS servers and IT infrastructure required for communication. Myra DDoS protection is also certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security [Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)] for Critical Infrastructures (KRITIS) according to ISO 27001 on the basis of basic IT protection.