Christmas 2022 at secureguard

Linz, Austria – Nov. 29, 2022

Especially at Christmas we want to share our joy and give hope:

As with last year, we have decided to support the “Upper Austrian Children’s Cancer Foundation“. This charitable organisation has done so much good and so much commendable work for families affected by cancer for more than 30 years.

If you would like to discover more about this excellent institution, please visit our website at

Microsoft Windows Admin Center Extension for hardware updates available

Linz, Austria – Feb. 18th 2021

The “secureguard blazics Updates” for Microsoft Windows Admin Center (WAC) developed by secureguard is now available for download in the official Microsoft feed.

secureguard blazics Updates extends the Update tools in WAC with a fast and simple way to install hardware specific updates like firmware or drivers released by secureguard.

Beside the integration within the “Cluster-Aware Update” capabilities, the secureguard blazics Updates extension is also integrated within the WAC-integrated wizard to create a hyperconverged cluster based on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI OS. This enables to ensure firmware and drivers to be up-to-date at start.

More information and screenshots:

“Experts Live Austria Conference on 8th January 2021” – A complete success!

Linz, Austria – January 18th, 2021

The “Experts Live Austria Conference” took place on 8th January 2021 with extensive participation from secureguard and was a major success!

The following topics were discussed during 19 sessions, divided into 3 tracks focusing on:

  • AZURE und

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, this year’s conference was held entirely online for the first time and was followed with great interest by more than 200 visitors.

In addition to top national and international speakers, Mr. Cosmos Darwin (Senior PM Lead, Microsoft Corp.) also attended the event as a keynote speaker and gave an exciting presentation with an outlook and insights into “Innovate Anywhere With Azure”.

As a sponsoring member, SecureGUARD GmbH was extensively involved in organising the event and also contributed its in-depth expertise: Helmut Otto, Managing Director of the company, moderated the HYBRID track and was also responsible for the final session on this track. Together with secureguard’s partner, Thomas-Krenn AG, he presented the smallest possible solution for running Kubernetes on “Microsoft Azure Stack HCI”.

Follow this link to view Helmut Otto’s talk on “Minimal Kubernetes and Azure Stack HCI”

Link to all sessions: Experts Live Austria – YouTube

secureguard has the highest company health standard in Upper Austria!

Linz, Austria – October 20th, 2020

This year, more than 330 companies with a total of approximately 150,000 employees competed for the BGF award (“Workplace Health Promotion Award”) in Upper Austria. All of these companies have collaborated with the Austrian Health Insurance Fund to implement health projects. However, only the best small and large companies win the exclusive award!

This year’s award winners are BRP-Rotax GmbH&CoKG from Gunskirchen for large companies and our company, secureguard GmbH, for small and medium-sized companies! We have been officially recognized as one of the healthiest companies in Upper Austria – for the next three years until the award is presented once again!

Only companies that are already certified with the BGF seal of approval and have proven their dedication to supporting their employees’ health can compete for the BGF special award for the healthiest company in the country. This year, secureguard took first place in the small and medium companies category!
We successfully convinced the expert jury with an extensive array of activities, in particular the “FIB fit in the office” project (see for further information). The employees at secureguard have developed a collective awareness of health and performance maintenance and this has become an integral part of the corporate culture.

secureguard has long held the BGF health seal of approval. This is awarded for three years and recognizes the implementation of special measures for employee health at the workplace. After that, a new process with innovative projects for proactive healthcare and employee health maintenance is required to be initiated to renew the seal of quality.

Due to the Corona virus, this year’s special award was not presented by the Minister of Health in Vienna but at a small, elegant celebration hosted by the Austrian Health Fund.
The appreciative recognition speech was delivered by Mr. Michael Pecherstorfer, Chairman of the ÖGK Regional Committee Upper Austria and Mag. Harald Schmadlbauer, MIM, ÖGK Head of Health Promotion, who jointly presented the award and certificate.

Presentation of certificates; l.t.r. Michael Pecherstorfer (Co-Chairman of the ÖGK Regional Committee Upper Austria), Helmut Otto (secureguard), Karin Otto (secureguard), Mag. Harald Schmadlbauer, MIM (ÖGK Head of Health Promotion)
Photo: ÖGK

secureguard launches new portfolio for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions

Linz, Austria – September 11th, 2020

secureguard, an Austrian company specializing in certified Microsoft Azure Stack hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions and storage, announces the launch of its new lineup of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions.

The new secureguard blazics product line was developed to address the growing challenges posed by IT and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. Solutions are available in a variety of base configurations, so they can be individually adapted to a customer’s requirements while remaining flexible enough to handle new requirements as they arise. Azure Stack HCI solutions from secureguard deliver highly fail-safe storage and virtualization environments.

Our blazics products focus on customer requirements, whether they’re for Microsoft infrastructure, hybrid environments, or IoT applications.” said Helmut Otto, Managing Director of secureguard.

secureguard’s new blazics 50 product line, based on AMD EPYC CPUs, together with its blazics 100, based on Intel XEON D CPUs, offers small- and medium-sized companies solutions for on-site operations, as well as hybrid IoT and IT infrastructures. The secureguard portfolio provides full redundancy using just two nodes. Further, these entry-level solutions are tailored precisely to the customer’s specific requirements to provide highly available workload applications in virtual machines and containerized services.

blazics 50, a secureguard solution based on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, is easy to deploy and maintain, and is highly reliable” said Tim Isaacs, Partner GPM, Azure at Microsoft Corp. “This makes it a sound hosting foundation for mission-critical apps.

Die neue blazics 3100 Serie richtet sich an mittelständische Unternehmen und Hosting-Provider. Durch die hybride Verwendung von Storagedevices (NVMe, SSD und HDD) kann ein optimales Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis gewährleistet werden. Optional kann die Lösung auch mit hoch performter Netzwerk-infrastruktur mit bis zu 100 GbE konfiguriert werden.

In addition to the blazics 3100 hardware, which is perfectly tailored to our requirements as a medium-sized local hosting provider, secureguard also distinguishes itself with perfect support, from project planning to implementation,” said Rüdiger Linhart, Managing Director of customer alldata IT-Systeme.

The new secureguard product lineup even contains a mobile HCI cluster solution. The unique “cluster in a wooden box” is a battery-powered, two-node solution with integrated switches and an access point in a wooden case. The size of a piece of hand luggage, the solution is highly portable while delivering the full productivity of Azure Stack HCI solutions.

Press release in PDF-format:

secureguard blazics in the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI catalog:

more information:

secureguard Cluster-in-a-wooden-Box (CiwB), a battery-powered, two-node cluster solution based on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
more information for secureguard CiwB: