e-shelter Partner Forum 2018: Blockchain in the Data Center - The Next Disruption?
Frankfurt, September 27, 2018 - e-shelter, a leading data center provider in Europe and an NTT Communications Group Company is hosting its 6th Partner Forum on Europe’s largest data center campus in Frankfurt today.
The topic for the 2018 partner forum is "Blockchain in the data center". Guest speakers will shed light on blockchain’s potential to decisively change business processes such as the conclusion of contracts. Data centers will have to adapt to the requirements of blockchain to experience a renewed boost. The show case "iampass" demonstrates how to redefine secure access control using hand-held vein scanners and a compact blockchain solution.
"Digital signatures and silos of data were yesterday, and now blockchain can be used to close audited business transactions," says Toan Nguyen, Director of Business Development & Cloud Platform at e-shelter. "According to a Gartner survey of nearly 300 top CIOs , only one percent of these companies use blockchain solutions and eight percent experiment with it. But the highly secure and encrypted transaction processing will prevail - and it will not work without appropriately equipped decentralized cloud data centers."
Showcase iampass supported by Fujitsu Technology and e-shelter innovation lab
iampass sets new precedents in access control to rooms and racks in data centers. The innovative approach combines the best of biometrics and distributed ledger technologies beyond blockchain. A hand-vein-scanner with Fujitsu PalmSecure ID Match is used, and is far more secure than iris and fingerprint scans. iampass enables the opening of doors and server racks by hand using audit-compliant log files on a compact blockchain (a decentralized transaction database). This is a key benefit for data center providers, customers, auditors, and relevant partners.
e-shelter partner forum: annual conference for authorized e-shelter partners
Participants at the 2018 e-shelter partner forum can look forward to exciting keynote lectures on the current and future use of blockchains, by experts like Dr. Rolf Werner, IOTA Foundation Advisory Board Member and former CEO Central Europe Fujitsu, Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, and Oliver Nauditt, Business Development Manager Alibaba Germany. Marcus Koehler, Toan Nguyen and Volker Ludwig from e-shelter will provide an outlook on data center requirements.
A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. Business-to-business blockchains require highly secure, high-connectivity environments that only experienced data center providers such as e-shelter can offer.