Cloud

A strong cloud is dynamic

End-to-end cloud computing

Cloud computing in the enterprise must be examined holistically. This includes networks and the infrastructure as well as applications and processes. This must take place in a standardized and individual manner.
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The strong cloud

Analysts forecast that expenditures for Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-service, the core components of cloud computing, will increase from EUR 1.74 billion in 2017 to EUR 3.36 billion in Germany in 2020. The global IaaS market will grow from $34.7 billion to $83.2 billion over the same period. Crisp Research AG made these forecasts in its "Vendor Universe 2017 - Cloud Computing Anbieter & Dienstleister im Vergleich" survey. 18.8 percent of the surveyed companies want to implement multi-cloud management completely internally within their IT strategy, while 73.1 percent plan to assign the duties and responsibilities to a managed service provider. 8.1 percent of the study participants want to implement some parts themselves and outsource others to external consultants. In addition, the application of the different cloud deployment models will evolve: while 40.3 percent of companies use public cloud solutions exclusively today, with a further 53 percent using hybrid clouds and multi-cloud, usage will shift to 19 percent public cloud and 77.8 percent hybrid clouds and multi-cloud by 2020. All in all, demand for the technology will increase across the board, in all industry sectors and among all company sizes.
Cloud Computing in numbers
No wonder – since cloud computing promises to enhance and accelerate existing business – with the Cloudifier and its attractive conditions, for example – through faster product time-to-market or even entering entirely new fields of business, including cost reductions. And the cloud keeps these promises. "Cloud services give companies flexibility, speed, quality, and efficiency," says Prof. Dieter Kempf, President of BITKOM, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, about the results of the "Cloud Monitor", a joint project between the association and KPMG Consulting. These benefits are only attainable through cloud solutions that cover companies' requirements end to end, however – including security concepts.

Perfectly custom-tailored for enterprises

Unlike cloud solutions for consumers, enterprise cloud solutions have a strong focus on security, performance, high availability, and seamless integration. Only at this level are enterprises able to scale their IT resources, even at short notice, in order to reliably adapt them to the actual needs, as the cloud makes the required resources available in the form of infrastructure, platforms, or software-as-a-service. Only a cloud that meets these criteria allows dynamic deployment and versatile use of conventional enterprise applications, such as SAP software or‎ SAP HANA analysis technology. Enterprises thereby gain flexibility and can put additional resources to use at short notice without any major delays.
In their day-to-day work, users can therefore develop new future markets much more quickly, since they are able to establish and launch the required IT at shorter notice. This agile IT makes business processes more efficient and dynamic and accelerates development processes. The distance to the customer is reduced, partly because the countless snippets of information which are generated from a plethora of data formats and communication platforms can be analyzed much more effectively. It no longer matters whether the data are provided in structured or unstructured form, as big data enables the quick analysis and evaluation of everything within mere seconds. To make this possible, however, the framework conditions are critical: Effective big data is impossible without the cloud!