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About Ralph Spiekermann


Director, Global Channel Management Cloud

Ralph has 25 years of global sales and channel experience in both the IT and telecommunication industry. Currently, he is responsible for working with global hyperscaler and public cloud providers, with a primary focus on Bare Metal as a Service solutions that are optimized for large databases, legacy applications and workloads. Ralph has also served as the Director of Atos Global Channel Management for Atos high-end platforms and has lead and developed this global reseller network. Prior to this experience, Ralph managed global reseller and OEM partnerships for Atos’ Big Data portfolio.




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Articles posted by Ralph Spiekermann

Data sovereignty meets bare metal cloud computing

A bare metal solution should be part of your data sovereignty strategy Data sovereignty has become a hot topic – especially in Europe. In essence, it relates to the need for a country to apply legislation and governance structures to data stored in its own jurisdiction. As the global cloud market developed, the issue emerged with use of cloud…

Bare necessities: the growth and opportunities of bare metal-as-a-service

These days, it’s widely acknowledged across all sectors that when it comes to cloud, the question is no longer ‘do you use it?’, but rather ‘how much do you use cloud, and where?’.For business and technology leaders, the case has been made. Putting technologies into the cloud cuts costs, helps with decarbonization,…