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UpCloud launches Swedish data centre

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Swedish data centre (DC). We are very excited to offer both new and existing clients Stockholm-based services. Our latest DC brings the world’s fastest Cloud Servers, MaxIOPS block storage, Managed Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, Redis and OpenSearch and many more excellent UpCloud services. Additionally, we are delighted […]

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GDPR, ISO 27001 and CISPE Code of Conduct: a guide to European compliance with UpCloud

Headquartered in Helsinki, UpCloud stands at the forefront of the European cloud infrastructure industry, rooted in Finnish traditions of technical and business excellence. Every customer who chooses to partner with us isn’t just selecting a cloud hosting solution; they’re placing their business, their confidence, and their aspirations in the hands of a certified Cloud Service […]

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UpCloud appoints Teemu Toppola as Head of Product

UpCloud is delighted to announce the appointment of Teemu Toppola as our new Head of Product, effective September 1st, 2023. Teemu joined UpCloud in 2021 as a Team Coach, advancing to Head of Engineering by early 2022. Having excelled in his roles over the past two years, Teemu was promoted to the role of Head […]

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European Cloud: The cornerstone of GDPR Compliant Data Protection

In today’s digital era, ensuring data privacy and security is paramount for businesses worldwide. However, with the 2018 introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies operating within the EU are bound by strict guidelines to protect the personal data of their customers.  Establishing the highest levels of data privacy and security should be one […]

Data Sovereignty

ESG and Cloud: The benefits of adopting cloud technology to elevate ESG efforts

Over the last few years, businesses have stepped up their commitment to dealing with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. With investors, regulators, governments, customers, and employees increasingly evaluating companies on ESG criteria, many businesses are struggling to balance revenue generation with delivering on these commitments.  Leading organisations have committed to Net Zero targets by 2030 and […]

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Lauri Ikonen, Former Head of Google’s Finnish Data Center, Appointed to Lead UpCloud’s Strategy and Operations

UpCloud has appointed Lauri Ikonen as the company’s Chief Strategy and Operating Officer. Ikonen, who took the position on August 1st, has more than 15 years of leadership experience in service and project businesses at Google and ABB, among others. Ikonen will focus on UpCloud’s growth and scaling the company’s operations.  “I have kept an […]

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Operating in the EU? – Why a European-based cloud platform is the right choice

In today’s interconnected and online world, cloud computing has become the backbone of modern businesses – offering scalable and efficient solutions for storage, processing and collaboration. However, for European businesses and any business operating within the European market, the choice of cloud platform goes beyond mere functionality.  2018 saw the introduction of General Data Protection […]

Data Sovereignty

New Intel CPU vulnerability GDS/Downfall

On August 8, 2023, Intel published a new security vulnerability that exploits Gather Data Sampling (GDS). Named Downfall by its discoverer, it impacts multiple generations of Intel processors used in both personal and cloud computers. Downfall is a transient execution side-channel vulnerability that targets a critical weakness found in many modern Intel processor models. Following the […]

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Are you paying more for less? – Seek value when it comes to cloud infrastructure

By comparing cloud service offerings, you can save up to 60% on your operational costs. In light of the current macroeconomic climate, businesses are increasingly looking to reduce costs. However, while this might be the time to cut costs, it is certainly not the time to cut performance. For cloud-native companies, conducting price comparisons between […]

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