I’ll be speaking at the Datacenter Group’s Partner Event

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Working at a Systems Integrator (SI) has its perks. I get to discuss interesting technologies with interesting customers and interesting partners. Sometimes, my playing field feels like an ecosystem where manufacturers, partners and customers think and act like one.

One of the partners we’re working closely these days and gives me that special feeling is The Datacenter Group (TDCG).

About the Datacenter Group (TDCG)

TDCG Datacenter Locations on the map of the NetherlandsThe Datacenter Group (TDCG) is a Dutch company, offering colocation services since 2007. After the success of their datacenter in Amsterdam, The Datacenter Group recently opened another datacenter in Delft, right around the corner of our (new) offices.

The innovative thing about these datacenters is their cooling: TDCG uses cool outside air to cool datacenter equipment to 22 degrees Celsius, following closed corridor principals.

Many organizations, including our own, use TDCG colocation services to provide their own services on top of.

About the Event

On June 26, 2014, TDCG organizes their Customer and Technology Partner Event, with Information Security as its theme. Throughout the afternoon, different aspects of information security will be covered. Keynote speaker is Ronald Prins, CTO and co-founder of Fox-IT.

Other speakers include Siemon van den Berg, CEO of TDCG and Edwin Diender, CTO at Huawei.

After the presentations there’s time for discussion, chatter and drinks. The Datacenter Group also offers small tours through their new 600m2 dataroom which is under construction in their Delft facility.

About my session

I will deliver a 25-minute session on Operating System and Application Security.
Of course, in the light of recent innovations in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Azure, I will be talking about Identity Federation: claims-based authentication provides robust authentication for the Internet and enables rich authorization scenarios.

After a short primer on SAML and OAuth, I’ll provide a small demo from a Workplace-joined device to show claims that can be used for authorization. Then, I’ll workplace-join another device, with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

I’m looking forward to it. Glimlach

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