Not only valid for the weather:
Cloud does not equal Cloud
Kairos Cloud Computing.

In order to control and manage large amounts of data economically and securely, it is no longer absolutely necessary to operate one’s own local hardware and software structure. The faster the technical developments progress, the faster the installation of a modern IT solution, which today is usually associated with high investments, is already outdated. Cloud computing, in which the IT infrastructure is outsourced to external service providers, offers an economically attractive solution.

These include data capacity and computing power (Infrastructure as a Service; IaaS), but also the provision of the latest software (Software as a Service; SaaS). This does not only eliminate costs (maintenance and repairs through to upgrades), but also ensures and greatly simplifies the availability and circulation of the required data within the company.

The design possibilities of the cloud are manifold; private or public cloud (type of provision), IaaS or SaaS (infrastructure or software), complete outsourcing of IT resources and data sets or only partial areas are only a few keywords and ideas that revolve around cloud computing.

Widely used is the public cloud principle, a cloud whose access is made freely accessible on the World Wide Web by the provider. This concept has been successfully established above all in the United States; large and well-known companies such as Amazon (Amazon Web Services) offer storage capacities and computing power, both for consumers and business customers.

A private cloud, on the contrary, is a self-contained, autonomous system that does not allow external access. The IT infrastructures are either operated within the company itself or outsourced to an external service provider. Especially in Germany, this variation is preferred among companies, as this model guarantees higher security standards and meets the strict data protection requirements, above all due to the self-sufficient mode of operation.

The advantages of using the private cloud are obvious. The constant scalability, continuity and availability of the data sets, but also the performance that results from the sole use of the IT infrastructures, promise high organizational flexibility and dynamics..

The individual storage modalities and IT components are tailored to the internal customer-specific requirements, while the data is protected against external access by strong firewalls and security measures.
We know that – especially under the important aspect of data protection – cloud computing solutions are currently rather viewed with suspicion in Germany. Nevertheless, acceptance is growing steadily.

While the market volume in Germany was still at € 2.8 billion in 2015, a volume of almost € 10 billion is unanimously expected by 2020. Even if the most varied approaches and cloud variations are still being disseminated in detail, the question nowadays in most cases is no longer “whether” but “how”. As you are used to from KAIROS, we are happy to advise you in a spirit of partnership in answering the “How” question with a view to your current and individual requirements.

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