The seismic effect of Intel’s meltdown and spectre bugs on the cloud computing world

Louder than fireworks on New Year’s Eve were certainly the big bang breaking news about Intel’s meltdown and spectre bugs. Consequently, Amazon AWS customers faced noticeable slowdowns on their cloud servers. More importantly, Intel processors with the worldwide reputation of making computer chips faster became vulnerable for an extremely far-reaching hitherto. As if cloud computing, despite its role as the digitization tool par excellence, is not sufficiently confronted with security concerns on the part of customers and strict legislation, Intel’s disaster is beyond all expectations and poses a serious challenge to the progress of cloud computing in terms of security.

For many years, processors have been trimmed to achieve outstanding speed. In doing so, required data was retrieved in advance to reduce delays to a minimum. Intel’s recent bug revealed that this method could be tricked out so that sensitive data can get into the hands of hackers. For sure, not everyone is affected in the same manner. Especially customers that make many system calls are expected to experience noticeable performance reduction. However, security concerns over cloud based solutions become the most discussed topic, above all because security experts cannot fully exclude that Intel’s security leak has already been exploited. In addition, the vulnerability was discovered in June already and reported to companies to give them enough time to develop antidotes.

While Intel’s image gets scratches, cloud providers themselves may have to respond to customers developing preferences for on-premises or hybrid solutions to gain more control over their data. Despite Intel’s disastrous start into the new year of 2018, the cloud market revenue is expected to double in the next three years reaching up to 162 billion USD.

However, more than 65% of the cloud computing market is occupied by only a few leading giant providers such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The remaining 35% market share is in the hands of thousands of cloud providers scattered around the world. The question arises as to after which criteria customers decide for a cloud provider. The answer is: They do not decide for one. Most companies pursue a multi cloud strategy to maintain the ability and flexibility to select different cloud services from different providers and to benefit from the advantages of each. In fact, cloud computing is distinguished by a set of deployment models which are private, public and hybrid. Today, there is no single multi-cloud infrastructure vendor with the exception of n’

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n’ unstoppable towards international expansion – The launch of an ICO as a decisive step 

The hunt for «the next big thing» today is mainly driven by the IT industry around the globe. Cloud computing with its role as the digitization tool par excellence reached an omnipresence that has yet to be matched. In consequence, its significant influence in recent years has radically changed the IT landscape for companies as well as the environment for people all over the world. In the coming years, the total global public cloud market is expected to grow at a 22% compound annual growth rate.

As business development progresses, the infrastructure must be able to cope with new modern initiatives and steady growth. Cloud computing is thereby the promise of having a modern and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure without the need for substantial capital investments and personnel increases. Innovativeness is hereby something extremely demanded to meet customer needs and expectations.

Praised as a Swiss and European alternative to the major cloud providers, n’ heralds a new era in cloud computing and is capable of addressing and serving all cloud deployment requirements such as private, public, hybrid or community cloud. Running in one of the world’s most secure data centers in Switzerland, the idea is to enable customers to design a cloud according to their specific requirements with the same product, either as a service model, an on-premises version in existing IT environments or as a hybrid variant. “Make your own cloud” stands for agility, flexibility and adaptability in all aspects of our customers’ needs and expectations. In addition, all cloud service models from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), over Platform as a Service (PaaS) to Software as a Service (SaaS) are part of the platform. All this is surrounded by an innovative internal n’ application catalogue. Within the latter, n’ offers more than 142 applications from 30 different IT categories “free and ready to go” as well as the opportunity to upload also other development applications and tools easily. Along personal support and competitive pricing models, API connectivity for easy and fast transfers of existing developments from or to other major cloud platforms award n’ a unique selling point and a competitive advantage.

The target for n’ is to achieve a substantial market share in the global cloud market for IaaS, PaaS, SaaS services in the next 5 years. As a decisive step towards its establishment as the undisputed alternative to the major cloud providers, n’ ICO is to be launched to successfully expand and rollout the existing business operations into 60 additional countries around the world. By definition, an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is a method of crowdfunding used by companies whose business model is based on cryptocurrency. Compared to the majority of other ICO-launches in the marketplace n’ is not a start-up operation. The initiator of n’ AG – Netkom IT Services GmbH – is a Swiss based IT & cloud provider with a proven track record of 17 years of successful operations in various countries. n’ is already a successful cloud platform running in one of the world’s most secure data centers in Switzerland with existing customers, transactions and success stories in Switzerland, Germany, India, Russia, Pakistan and Ukraine. Buying in the n’ ICO is not only buying in a REAL story – it is supporting a proven business case to grow global and become a real cloud alternative to the major well-established cloud providers in the world. For investors, this is the chance of being part of this journey.

n’ ICO – The ICO of a successful cloud business case expanding worldwide

The n’ ICO with its NCU token has been launched to successfully expand and roll-out the existing business operations into 60 additional countries around the world. The official announcement of the ICO launch was accompanied by a rising interest towards n’

International media such as Medium, Sourceforge, World News and ICTjournal dedicated articles about the ICO launch and realized the potential of n’ of establishing as a true “Swiss made” alternative to the major cloud providers à la Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform & Co.

Online platforms specialized in listing and rating of ICO projects, as well as the most popular ICO forum, immediately contacted us to list our project on their platforms. Moreover, our Chairman of the Board of Directors André Matter was interviewed by The Crazy Mind to present n’ Last but not least, our Digital Marketing Expert Yahya Mohamed Mao was interviewed by Steemit, a blogging and social networking website with approximately one million users worldwide, about our ICO launch. The article will soon be published in South Korea.

A total number of 600 million NCU tokens is released. The presale of NCU tokens will begin on April 14th, 2018 at 09:00 (CET) and end on April 29th, 2018 at 21:00 (CET). More information is provided on our website If you are interested in investing as well, do not hesitate to get in touch via We will keep you updated on a regular basis through our social media presences and our website.