Amsterdam, 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 Trusted Cloud 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.
COMPAREX focuses on vendor-independent advice in cloud projects
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 ‘Trusted-Cloud’ 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.
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COMPAREX is an international, vendor-independent IT service provider. With over 30 years of experience in planning and implementing server and client infrastructures, COMPAREX is an established partner for medium-sized businesses, public administration, industry and major global corporations in all sectors. Our services include software procurement and license management as well as comprehensive multivendor consulting services from a single source. COMPAREX’s strategic themes are IT Infrastructure, Virtualization, Office Administration and Communications, IT Security, Systems Management and Cloud Computing. In addition, the COMPAREX Group has a MultiVendor Helpdesk and offers a broad range of training courses at the COMPAREX Academy. COMPAREX is the number one Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR), leading in Europe and has over 2,350 certifications from 55 different vendors, including Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, Adobe, Symantec, McAfee as well as Hitachi, IBM and EMC. Formerly known as PC-Ware Information Technologies AG, COMPAREX now has 1,800 employees at more than 75 locations in 28 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The company recorded €971 million in sales in the 2010/11 financial year. For further information, please visit www.comparex-group.com.
COMPAREX is een wereldwijde IT provider gespecialiseerd in licentiebeheer, software aankoop en technisch productadvies. Met meer dan 30 jaar ervaring, is COMPAREX een partner voor kleine en middelgrote ondernemingen, overheidsinstanties, industriële ondernemingen en multinationals uit verschillende segmenten van de economie. Het dienstenportfolio omvat advies over software en softwarelicentiebeheer voor meer dan 3.000 leveranciers evenals consultancy en professional services. Bij de COMPAREX Group werken meer dan 2.450 medewerkers op 80 locaties in 35 landen in Europa, Azië, Afrika en Amerika. In het fiscale jaar 2017/18 realiseerde de Group een omzet van €2,533 miljoen / $2,965 miljoen.
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