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.

The strong cloud

Cloud computing promises to enhance and accelerate existing business  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 BDI The Voice of German Industry, about the results of the "Cloud Monitor", a joint project between BITKOM  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!