Microsoft opens Azure cloud in Norway
Microsoft has launched an Azure cloud region in Norway, delivering it from two data centers announced in 2018.
The company has cloud regions based in facilities in Oslo and Stavanger. Also today, Microsoft has announced a pilot project in neighbouring Sweden, working with energy supplier Vattenfall, to give businesses real-time visibility of the sources of their electricity consumption.
Microsoft is the first of the global cloud providers to get regions running in Norway, beating Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google. Azure president Brad Smith says this locally delivered cloud will help customers to meet Norwegian privacy rules.
“Our customers have entrusted us to protect, operate, and develop our platform in a way that keeps their data private and secure," said Smith on a visit to Norway, according to an Azure blog. "This is an immense responsibility that we can’t just claim, but a responsibility that we must earn every single day.”
Microsoft already has several customers on Azure in Norway, including DNB, the country's largest financial group. DNB will be migrating to the Azure cloud, allowing its customers to do international business while meeting Norwegian data handling regulations. “The possibility of data residency was a decisive factor in choosing Microsoft’s data center regions," said Alf Otterstad, EVP of IT at DNB
Energy company Equinor is moving its systems to Azure, and Lånekassen, and the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund is moving to Azure and planning to develop other citizen services for the Norwegian workforce. The Norwegian postal service, Posten Norge AS is also a customer.
Industry: Data Centre / Data Center
- Contract SailPoint Programme Manager - UK 12 month+ project
- United Kingdom
Programme manager with SailPoint IdentityIQ IAM experience is needed for a 12 month rolling contract. To engage and manage a enterprise client programme of work focused around SailPoint. This is a hybrid role, some limited travel to London / Reading maybe required. You must have enterprise level programme management, a focused and recent history within Identity and Sailpoint project experience. Exclusive project, interview immediately.
- Outside IR 35 contract- Threat & vulnerability analyst - SC CLEARED UK REMOTE
6 month rolling contract Outside IR35- immediate start. Threat and Vulnerability Analyst. Tenable.sc experience needed. The ability to deploy agent, configure environments, run active and passive scans, produce reports and prioritise remediation activities based on output Current and ACTIVE clearance is required
- Chief Information Security Officer- CISO. London
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is needed to join a senior leadership team that is driving change across a London based FTSE business. You will have responsibility and accountability to define and execute an information & Cyber Security strategy. To be successful you should have the following experience; Experience defining, presenting and executing against your information AND cyber security strategy. Experience delivering / managing functions across information security GRC / Audit and technical Cyber Security capabilities. Senior stakeholder management to the executive committee. Embedding Info / cyber security within a Cloud focused environment. Further develop, expand and mature the information / cyber security function | team. Be able to regularly commute to London Financial services experience is desirable. If this sounds like an opportunity you are interested in then please use the below form to schedule a call. This is an exclusive project to DCL Search. All conversations are kept in confidence.
- IAM Business Analyst- ForgeRock
- European Union
- £500 per day
IAM Business Analyst with ForgeRock experience is need for a 12 months contract The client is in the middle of a large scale ForgeRock deployment and the BA will sit between the technical teams and the business helping to ensure the project is a success You will need to be a strong business communicator and have experience of mapping business needs against ForgeRock features This will be a remote project dealing with teams in different geographies, you must have strong English communications skills and be happy working remotely and able to be proactive to ensure your side of the project is a success