Cologne, October 06, 2020 – Today, high-speed networks and cloud infrastructures have become the success-critical foundation of digital transformation in companies and are therefore at the center of every future-oriented IT strategy. By further developing their service portfolio into a comprehensive end-to-end solution package, Cologne-based cloud provider gridscale and Berlin-based network specialist and managed service provider KAEMI are expanding their cooperation to offer an attractive service portfolio with maximum customer benefit.
gridscale customers will now be able to use not only the IaaS and PaaS services of the cloud platform, but also a full range of services for design and configuration as well as ongoing management and monitoring of their WAN/LAN architectures. Software-defined networks offer great flexibility in the implementation and efficient use of individual network topologies, ranging from secure external control of company locations and low-latency data connections for business applications to sophisticated multi-cloud scenarios in combination with zero-trust security strategies.
"The corporate network is the delicate weak spot for business-critical business applications as well as for IoT, Industry 4.0 and edge computing environments. The intelligent routing of data traffic via a hybrid network design, e.g. fiber optics, broadband, LTE and in future 5G, increases performance, connectivity and security in IT operations and at the same time significantly reduces overall costs," explains Sven Launspach, CEO of KAEMI GmbH. "The new flexibility of the network, with its freely scalable and demand-based access to bandwidth, is based on the same model as cloud computing at gridscale. "
Therefore, the experts of gridscale and KAEMI develop operating models for integrated cloud and network management in any desired service level together with the customer companies. The services offered range from providing SD-WAN software applications and full managed services to organizing the entire cloud and network infrastructure.
“Our SME customers in particular are seeking support in this area through competent experts and quickly applicable, easy-to-use software tools", comments gridscale COO Felix Kronlage-Dammers on the new cooperation with KAEMI. "The SD-WAN solutions complement our service portfolio with an important infrastructure component. At the same time we are happy that in addition to the compatibility of the technologies, KAEMI's customer-oriented, hands-on mentality fits in so well with our own identity at gridscale".
gridscale, IaaS and PaaS provider headquartered in Cologne, stands for easy-to-use and flexible cloud technologies. Via an intuitive interface, the IT infrastructure can be managed by people without in-depth IT know-how and a Kubernetes environment even facilitates the management of cloud-native workloads. Thousands of companies, agencies and managed service providers already rely on gridscale to implement and operate their digital projects – from high-traffic web shops to complex SaaS or enterprise IT solutions. White label options are available to resellers and with the gridscale software ‘Hybrid Core’ data center operators themselves can become cloud providers. gridscale with its about 100 employees is led by Henrik Hasenkamp and Felix Kronlage-Dammers.
KAEMI proactively secures the digital infrastructure for its customers' business processes. As a managed service provider, KAEMI offers the managed IT services that companies need now - from operational technologies to cloud services. The solution is fully operated by KAEMI and is scalable as the company grows. In this way KAEMI has an extensive Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) portfolio.
For those who want to get familiar with the SD-WAN basics again, please visit Youtube and find the corresponding tutorial: "What is SD-WAN?"