G-Core Labs, an international provider of cloud and edge solutions, launched its first cloud point of presence in Germany, in the city of Frankfurt am Main. The service includes the integrated encryption technology Intel SGX for creation of highly protected enclaves. The cloud also includes an AI platform which supports full-cycle machine learning of any complexity.
It is the company’s first point of presence in Germany and 16th worldwide. The German servers are protected from DDoS attacks at the network protocol level and located in reliable Tier III data centres. The cloud services work on Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Gen 3 processors — G-Core was one of the first providers worldwide to start integrating them in the cloud.
The service quality is ensured by SLA 99.95% with financial guarantees. The new location allows clients to easily scale IT infrastructure, speed up business development, and design and test new products quickly and with maximum protection.
The AI platform, which is part of the G-Core Labs cloud, allows for an even quicker and cheaper machine learning process. The service provides all the required infrastructure, from software to frameworks, supports full-cycle learning of any complexity, allows organization of uninterrupted delivery of models and joint work on them, and also provides a catalogue of readily available templates and models.
The platform integrates all the modern solutions for data acquisition and processing, including Kafka, Storm, Spark, PySpark, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, Oracle, and MongoDB. The projects that would most benefit from using this AI service include those related to recognition of people, documents, objects or images.
Extra protection of data in the G-Core Labs cloud is ensured by the Intel SGX encryption technology: it creates highly protected enclaves within the virtual machines. Nobody can access these encrypted areas even if the servers were hacked, even the providers. This encryption technology is an important feature for the industries that work with personal data and have higher safety requirements, in particular finance, healthcare and retail.
“Our cloud is deeply integrated with our other products and services, including our international content delivery network, which encompasses all continents and was included in the Guinness Book of Records,” notes G-Core Labs GmbH General Manager Germany Elena Simon. “The G-Core Labs team has expertise in expansion of online businesses to complicated regions: Latin America, known for its strong DDoS attacks, as well as the countries that require specified legal expertise: China and Russia. We’ll be happy to share this knowledge with clients planning to expand their business.”
Beside Frankfurt, G-Core Labs’ public clouds are available in 16 other locations, including Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Moscow, Tokyo, Singapore, Manassas and Santa Clara (USA). The company is increasing its capacities and planning to launch over 20 extra points of presence worldwide.