Virtually every company (97 percent) in Germany attach great importance to GDPR
conformity when choosing their cloud provider, according to a study by the industry association Bitkom. Software developers, whose business is increasingly moving in the direction of the cloud
, are also feeling the effects. "Since the GDPR came into force, German companies have made no more compromises in data security and data protection," says Dennis Gilliam, founder and CEO of Ambient Innovation. The Cologne-based company recently launched a distribution platform for a large energy provider in the cloud and had to meet very specific requirements. "Among other things, the project was about greater scalability, future-proofing and reliability," says Gilliam. "However, IT security
and GDPR conformity were right at the top of our customers’ list of priorities when it came to implementation." Today, the container-based platform runs in the Open Telekom Cloud
, Deutsche Telekom's public cloud offering.