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EuroCloud Germany Award encourages COMPAREX in its cloud computing strategy

Leipzig, 24.05.2012 - The ICT service provider COMPAREX has been honoured by the Association of the German Cloud Computing Industry, EuroCloud Germany_eco, for the project kiv.TrustedCloud at the Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung Baden-Franken (KIVBF), a municipal IT solution provider. The award in the category “Best Case Study Public Administration” encourages the CloudMACHER (cloud enabler) at COMPAREX once more in their holistic cloud computing approach: their aim is to support their customers with comprehensive know-how and to find a way into the cloud that considers the customer’s individual environment and requirements. In order to reach this goal they focus on vendor-independent advice.

KIVBF and COMPAREX – a short overview of the large-scale project

The agreement between the KIVBF and COMPAREX includes the conceptual design and implementation of a community cloud – a project that is unique in the German public sector. Currently, there is no comparable project of this size in Germany. The goal is to provide 700 clients with up to 40,000 users with adequate services and applications literally ‘out of the socket’; these include administrative processes for civil registration, social applications as well as document management, archive and email solutions for more than 550 towns, municipalities and districts.

According to the jury of EuroCloud Germany, KIVBF and COMPAREX were able to demonstrate with their public administration project ‘kiv.TrustedCloud’ that cloud computing generates special advantages in public administration. Walter Denk, Vice President and General Manager COMPAREX Germany, explains: “The EuroCloud Award confirms COMPAREX’ technological leadership based on strategic partnerships, its expertise in providing vendor-independent advice and its pioneering role with regard to highly dynamic cloud infrastructures. Moreover, it underlines that we rank among the leading cloud computing consultants in Germany. We increasingly observe that real advantages for IT service providers and IT departments derive from the first cloud hype and that it creates real business.”

Cloud enablement through vendor-independent consulting services

COMPAREX defines itself as cloud enabler: by providing vendor-independent consulting services the company shows customers the way into the cloud that meets their requirements best. Depending on the customer’s needs, different solutions of leading software partners, such as Citrix, VMware or Microsoft are being integrated. However, first of all the consultants carry out a comprehensive process analysis in order to be able to develop a tailor-made cloud computing solution. It is not COMPAREX’ aim to offer only one single cloud computing solution, but to operate as a vendor-independent consultant, i.e. as a cloud enabler, who accompanies its customers into the cloud which is best for them. For this purpose the CloudMACHER at Comparex hold a wide range of certifications from many different renowned vendors.

Besides the groundbreaking Trusted-Cloud project at KIVBF, the ICT service provider was able to prove its competence and excellent relationships to manufacturers in the private business sector. COMPAREX already successfully realized several private and public cloud computing projects on all relevant platforms e.g. at major companies of the car and telecommunications industries in Germany and Austria.

Milestones of the CloudMACHER

November 2011 Citrix acknowledges COMPAREX‘ innovative strength
December 2011 COMPAREX wins Germany’s largest cloud computing tender
February 2012 COMPAREX is decorated with two VMware awards
March 2012 Citrix honours COMPAREX‘ approach to Cloud Enablement
April 2012 COMPAREX breaks the EUR 1 billion turnover mark



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