Microsoft Translator is now certified compliant to meet your needs

Microsoft Translator is happy to announce that it is now certified for ISO, HIPAA, and SOC compliance. This comes as a result of Azure’s commitment to privacy and security.

Last year, Translator announced that it was GDPR compliant as a data processor. Now, Microsoft Translator is ISO, HIPAA, and SOC compliant, in addition to receiving CSA and FedRAMP public cloud attestation.

ISO: Microsoft Translator is ISO certified with five certifications applicable to the service. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent nongovernmental organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. Translator’s ISO certifications demonstrate its commitment to providing a consistent and secure service. Microsoft Translator’s ISO certifications are:

  • ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standards
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standards
  • 27018:2014 Code of Practice for Protecting Personal Data in the Cloud
  • 20000-1:2011: Information Technology Service Management
  • ISO 27017:2015: Code of Practice for Information Security Controls

HIPAA: The Microsoft Translator service complies with the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Health Information Technology for Economic and the Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which govern how cloud services can handle personal health information. This ensures that the health services can provide translations to clients knowing that personal data is kept private. Microsoft Translator is included in Microsoft’s HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA). Health care organizations can enter into the BAA with Microsoft to detail each party’s role in regard to security and privacy provisions under HIPAA and HITECH.

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SOC: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) developed the Service Organization Controls (SOC) framework, a standard for controls that safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of information stored and processed in the cloud, primarily in regard to financial statements. Microsoft Translator is now SOC type 1, 2, and 3 compliant.

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CSA STAR: The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) defines best practices to help ensure a more secure cloud computing environment, and to helping potential cloud customers make informed decisions when transitioning their IT operations to the cloud. The CSA published a suite of tools to assess cloud IT operations: the CSA Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) Stack. It was designed to help cloud customers assess how cloud service providers follow industry best practices and standards, and comply with regulations. Microsoft Translator has received CSA STAR Attestation.

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FedRAMP: The US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) attests that Microsoft Translator adheres to the security requirements needed for use by US government agencies in the public Azure cloud. The US Office of Management and Budget requires all executive federal agencies to use FedRAMP to validate the security of cloud services. FedRAMP attestation for Microsoft Translator in the dedicated Azure Government cloud is forthcoming.

Learn more about FedRAMP

The Microsoft Translator service is subject to annual audits on all of its certifications to ensure the service continues to be compliant. View more information about Microsoft’s commitment to compliance in the Microsoft Trust Center

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Author: Steve Clarke

New Arcserve appliances tightly integrate DR capabilities

The latest Arcserve appliances can pull double duty as backup appliances and disaster recovery data servers.

Released into general availability this week, the new Arcserve Appliance Series models can handle data deduplication and data management like a standard backup appliance. However, they also function as a DR device, capable of spinning up copies of physical or virtual systems on itself or in a cloud, ensuring application availability in a disaster scenario.

The appliances ship bundled with Arcserve’s Unified Data Protection (UDP) software.

Oussama El-Hilali, vice president of products at Arcserve, differentiated how the device works from traditional DR, in which deduplicated backup data is typically restored to a functional state on another device or cloud. This device essentially copies an entire working system to another location.

“This appliance allows you to, if there was any disruption in accessibility to your primary data, launch a virtual machine in the cloud through the appliance and run your applications through there,” El-Hilali said. “You’re replicating the appliance to another appliance or to the cloud and launching your applications from there.”

This unified backup and DR appliance is unique, said Phil Goodwin, research director at IDC. Most appliances can do cloud data transfer or replication for cloud failover and failback, but they usually need to be restored to a primary array or other storage system before the data can be used. In addition, the new Arcserve appliances can create DR testing environments within themselves, without the need for additional hardware.

render of third-generation Arcserve Appliance Series
The third-generation Arcserve Appliance Series combines traditional backup with disaster recovery capabilities.

“It’s both a backup appliance, which provides you with reliability, dedupe and data management, but can also be used as a data server in the event of a disaster,” Goodwin said. “And to be able to spin up a virtual machine and do testing directly on the device is definitely unique.”

I think organizations are starting to look at application availability, rather than at separate technology stacks associated with backup, DR, high availability, archive, etc.
Phil GoodwinResearch director, IDC

Goodwin said the Arcserve appliances fall between traditional backup appliances and hyper-converged infrastructure devices. They consolidate availability, business continuity, backup and DR. While these functions have separate technologies, Goodwin said he has found that IT teams already typically have the same members handling them.

“If you think about the ability to move a workload from one location to another and recover it seamlessly to the end users, what’s the difference between that and disaster recovery?” Goodwin said. “I think organizations are starting to look at application availability, rather than at separate technology stacks associated with backup, DR, high availability, archive, etc.”

El-Hilali said the goal of this release was simplification through consolidation. The new devices, bundled with Arcserve’s UDP software and offered alongside options for high availability and DR services, would ideally accommodate every possible data recovery use case, he said.

The new Arcserve appliances improved upon the previous generation with larger storage capacity (up to 504 TB) and a higher data deduplication ratio (up to 20-to-1). El-Hilali said support will continue for customers currently using the older machines, but they will be phased out over time.

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For Sale – M-ITX Desktop Computer – Intel Atom – 2GB DDR3 Ram – 500GB Hard Drive – Windows 7 Pro

I have a Mini-ITX build for sale.

The motherboard and case are new, never used before and the ram was taken from another machine, the hard drive has been used before but is in full working order.

Running Windows 7 Professional already activated with a key.

It does have a slot for a slimline DVD drive.

Specs

Mini-ITX case
Jetway Mini-ITX NC9KDL-2550 Motherboard
2GB DDR3 Ram
Seagate 500GB Hard Drive
Intel Atom 1.86Ghz CPU
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
HDMI
VGA
USB 2.0
2 X Ethernet
SPDIF

Power cable included.

Price and currency: 40
Delivery: Delivery cost is included
Payment method: BT
Location: Leeds
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For Sale – M-ITX Desktop Computer – Intel Atom – 2GB DDR3 Ram – 500GB Hard Drive – Windows 7 Pro

I have a Mini-ITX build for sale.

The motherboard and case are new, never used before and the ram was taken from another machine, the hard drive has been used before but is in full working order.

Running Windows 7 Professional already activated with a key.

It does have a slot for a slimline DVD drive.

Specs

Mini-ITX case
Jetway Mini-ITX NC9KDL-2550 Motherboard
2GB DDR3 Ram
Seagate 500GB Hard Drive
Intel Atom 1.86Ghz CPU
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
HDMI
VGA
USB 2.0
2 X Ethernet
SPDIF

Power cable included.

Price and currency: 40
Delivery: Delivery cost is included
Payment method: BT
Location: Leeds
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

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