Rackspace’s strategic partner

Rackspace are delighted to have recently awarded Just Eleven our Strategic Partner accolade.

Rackspace work with thousands of channel partners globally, they are an integral part of the Rackspace vision and our success.

We work with our customers and partners to Embrace TechnologyEmpower Customers and Deliver the Future.

Just Eleven’s depth of knowledge in the Maltese and wider European gaming marketplace is without parallel, and together we have delivered leading edge and transformative client projects.

Just Eleven is one of only thirty Rackspace partners to achieve the ‘Strategic Partner’ status, globally.

The Rackspace and Just Eleven partnership will continue to grow and expand as we collectively work together to deliver cloud innovation, agility and security, at scale, to the European Gaming markets.

Jordan Young, European iGaming specialist at Rackspace.

About Just Eleven: Just Eleven is a consultancy firm specialising in development and innovation in the iGaming industry. It caters for startups as well for medium and large enterprises seeking to innovate their business models by intertwining into the latest technologies. The Sports Trading Tool, Just11 Feed and Cloud Migration and Hosting are the most popular services, as well as the iGaming business consulting, specialising in the Maltese and Italian iGaming jurisdictions. As trusted software tooling specialists, Just Eleven has built strategic partnerships with the best choices in the industry and are dedicated to providing an exceptional service. Just Eleven have embarked on Cloud Migration, Hosting and Security. This year Just Eleven and Rackspace have formalised their strategic partnership which enhances the compliance, delivery and use of Rackspace’s managed cloud offerings to the iGaming industry. Just Eleven has recently started working on a much-needed cloud educative effort for the iGaming industry in Malta.

About Rackspace: Rackspace is the #1 managed cloud company, helping businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it all on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialised expertise, easy-to-use tools and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies including AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack and VMware. The company serves customers in 150 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers Worldwide and has been honoured by Fortune, Forbes, and others as one of the best companies to work for.

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Insights from the Just Go Cloud seminar held this November

During the last week of November, speakers from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Rackspace, Akamai and Google were invited to the Just Go Cloud Seminar organised by Just Eleven, to share their knowledge and expertise on how to enhance and protect iGaming websites and applications.

 

Massimiliano Isoppo, CEO of Just Eleven chaired the seminar and opened the event by explaining why it was organized: ‘With many competitive online companies now beginning to realize the increase in value of adapting their practices via the web with traffic volumes increasing and the recent tightening of compliance guidelines set out, it’s more important than ever for providers to build trusted relationships with global cloud companies’

Andrew Naudi, Chief Information Officer at MGA, gave a speech on the MGA’s position on Cloud usage and Cloud’s benefits and potential risks. He highlighted the duty of the regulator, considering the importance of the sector to the Maltese economy, to ensure the industry is safeguarded and future-proof. He claims the MGA will, therefore, continue updating their views on Cloud hosting services as the industry evolves and grows:

‘Our intention as an authority is not to stifle innovation and technology improvements, but rather encourage it. We, therefore, do accept combinations of private, public and hybrid clouds, as long as the proposed architecture meets the principles as set out in our guidelines, which are published on our website for anyone that would like to have a look at them. With an approved disaster recovery and backup set up, the software may be automated and managed externally. Cloud services will deliver efficiency and cut operational costs when it comes to distributing. Cloud offers increased collaboration and security, which can be seen as a benefit but can also be seen as a risk in some instances’

The event was geared with a wide range of topics covered by the representatives who were willing to share their expertise. Topics included private cloud vs. public cloud, security in the Cloud and what GDPR means for the iGaming industry.

Nico Gaviola, Speaker form Google Cloud Platform

The engaging Q&A sessions highlighted some important points regarding challenges for those who, like just eleven and tech teams in iGaming companies, want to embrace the cloud.

Highlights from the Q&A session:

  • Top management believe that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, but the reality is that competitors who understand the cloud are moving could forward, everyone else is racing ahead and one day it will be too late.
  • Focusing on the increase in quality of user experience as a result of the cloud will monetize the benefits better for top management.
  • We have to follow with the times in the same way we adopted emails, from postage & fax machines. We cannot be arrogant to the way the industry is changing around us, that’s the reality.
  • The bank is more secure than your house, but those who did not accept to store the money here argued that if their house is broken into, they understand that. Service providers’ promises do not matter unless we are having open and honest dialogues which are about benefits, loss, insurance policies and processes in place.
  • There seems to be no quick fix, to the compliance overload but both service providers and operators are on the same page and if anything – the global cloud providers are working to help with solutions.

The seminar welcomed technology specialists working in iGaming companies, many consultants interested in the discussion and representatives from the MGA and MCA.  In fact, the attendees seeking to discover more on what innovative technical advances have been achieved to date had a tech or regulatory background and were able to gain a clearer vision on how Cloud computing could help generate a higher return on investment for iGaming businesses. Each and everyone one seeks to be proactive and lead the companies they are connecting with to embrace cloud technology.

The event was geared with a wide range of topics covered by the representatives who were willing to share their expertise. Topics included private cloud vs. public cloud, security in the Cloud and what GDPR means for the iGaming industry.

Jay Coley Speaker from Akamai Technologies

About Just Eleven: Just Eleven is a consultancy firm specialising in development and innovation in the iGaming industry. It caters for startups as well for medium and large enterprises seeking to innovate their business models by intertwining into the latest technologies. Cloud Migration and Hosting are the most popular services, as well as the iGaming business consulting, specialising in the Maltese and Italian iGaming jurisdictions. As trusted software tooling specialists, Just Eleven has built strategic partnerships with the best choices in the industry and are dedicated to providing an exceptional service. Just Eleven have embarked on Cloud Migration, Hosting and Security. This year Just Eleven and Rackspace have formalised their strategic partnership which enhances the compliance, delivery and use of Rackspace’s managed cloud offerings to the iGaming industry. Just Eleven has recently started working on a much-needed cloud educative effort for the iGaming industry in Malta.

About Rackspace: Rackspace is the #1 managed cloud company, helping businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it all on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialised expertise, easy-to-use tools and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies including AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack and VMware. The company serves customers in 150 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers Worldwide and has been honoured by Fortune, Forbes, and others as one of the best companies to work for.

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Just Eleven & Rackspace meet Malta Gaming Authority

Just Eleven have worked together closely with Rackspace and strategically formalised the relationship to enhance the delivery and use of Rackspace’s managed cloud offerings in the iGaming industry, with Just Eleven playing a crucial role in this fast-growing business sphere

Recently, we welcomed representatives from global managed cloud computing company, ® Rackspace, to Malta, and introduced Rackspace to the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

The aim was to ignite the beginning of a healthy relationship between one of the leaders in managed cloud computing, Rackspace and the Maltese Regulator. The main items on the agenda were MGA’s technical guidelines and the presentation of Rackspace’s technical infrastructure, which helps deliver positive customer outcomes with service-oriented solutions.

From left: Sab Knight (Rackspace), Jason Farrugia (MGA), Massimiliano Isoppo (JustEleven) and Madeleine Walker (Rackspace).

Just Eleven’s Senior Consultant, Massimiliano Isoppo, confirms that Racksapce have truly invested in assuring compliance with MGA’s technical guidelines. He believes that Rackspace continues to demonstrate wide-ranging managed cloud proficiencies across every market vertical, and welcomes this chance to bring their cloud platform productivity, hosting and data management efficiencies to the world of iGaming.

Thanks to this new collaboration with Just Eleven, Rackspace will now be fully enabled to act as a trusted partner within the iGaming industry, collaborating with several high-profile gaming companies based on the island, and using a wealth of expertise to provide managed cloud services to suit each client’s specific needs.

You can download the one-page overview of Rackspace and Just Eleven from here.

For more information visit: cloudsolution and www.rackspace.com

You can email directly on info@justeleven.com

Why you should locate your operation in Malta

1. Competitiveness within the Eurozone

According to the Maltese Government, Malta’s economy is growing 4 times as fast as other countries within the Eurozone.

 

2. Road to European Citizenship

Legal Notice 47 of 2014 has secured the first individual investment program accepted by the European Commission. The Legal Notice established a program, also known as the “Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta … [which allows] for the grant of citizenship by a certificate of naturalization to foreign individuals and their families who contribute to the economic development of Malta”. This unique return on investment can be acquired through a step-by-step procedure in which we would be delighted to assist you with.

 

3. A hub for iGaming, Technology and Finance

Given Malta’s lack of natural resources, they have been driven to competitiveness when it comes to Tax, Legal infrastructure and other benefits. Foreign investment in Malta is the first, second and third item on the agenda.

 

4. Innovation Driven

The annual Global Competitiveness Report for 2014-2015, of the World Economic Forum, classified Malta’s Economy right beside countries like Japan, Switzerland, the United States and another 33 countries who share the same concept.

 

5. Language

While the Maltese take pride in their national language, English is another first language to them due to previously being a British colony. During the rule of the British over the Maltese, Italian was the official language and due to its geographical closeness, one can safely claim that almost everyone understands basic Italian and there is a good number of individuals who are fluent.

 

6. Mediterranean climate and lifestyle – the whole package

Malta and its sister island Gozo are not only blessed with natural beaches and an excess in Vitamin D, but the hospitality, culture and entertainment industries are among the many blessings Malta is gifted with. These have been fully nurtured by the Maltese themselves who along the years have seen the potential of the tourist industry on the island.

 

7. Longer days

This means you can spend more time taking care of your tan, indulging in that Mediterranean dish and washing it down with a glass of local white wine.

 

8. Small Size

The island’s size holds many benefits. It is easy to personally get to know the persons who act as referees in this business. It is also easy to meet all the relevant people in person, even the airport is minutes away from any part of Malta.

 

9. Safety

Malta’s crime is low and its health system is very efficient., as mentioned in the annual Global Competitiveness Report for 2014-2015 of the World Economic Forum. This renders it a truly pleasant island to relocate to, not only alone, but as a family.

A word from our Senior Advisor

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ver since bookmakers and casino games have moved on to the online platform, the results have yielded success to both those land based operations which made themselves available online, and to those companies who embarked their business journey through iGaming.

The industry has been with us for some time, and it has always been rapidly evolving. I believe its dynamic nature renders it impossible to keep up with all the aspects of its development from the confines of your office chair. This is, even more so if you have been too focused on making your current product work or too immersed in the development of a niche in your current operation and consequently being in the dark when it comes to other possibilities, old and new. This is where the consultant comes into the picture.

I have been doing the traveling, and the catching up in this industry in the name of my partners for quite a while now. While I do not plan to share my age (let’s say I am way past my 30s), this can be an important factor; newcomers cannot ever possess the knowledge, more specifically the knowledge of past mistakes, if they haven’t lived in this industry long enough, or simply worked in one industry for that matter.

You see, iGaming takes bits and pieces of different sectors, essentially it is a structure made of different interconnected parts. While essentially I am really and truly an iGaming professional, my previous experience has molded me into a Jack of all trades, and it is only in Malta that I have managed to be a master of all. Malta enabled me to fully consume my potential because it is an island where trades are realisable, and this is mostly facilitated by its small size.

The island of Malta has numerous investment opportunities, apart from gaming, all of which can be at the tip of your fingertips with the right connections. I found myself able to complete more than three projects in a very short time. It would have been impossible for me to do such a thing if I had to be in the United Kingdom or Italy.