CANCOM/Pironet receives Cloud Leader 2014 award

Multiple leader in the Experton Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2014 for its comprehensive portfolio

(PresseBox) ( Munich/Cologne, )
According to the Experton Group's Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2014, CANCOM/Pironet is one of the leading cloud transformation partners in Germany. The results are an impressive reflection of the strength of the portfolio within the Group. CANCOM/Pironet is the only German provider that can already offer its customers a comprehensive portfolio with complete freedom of choice in cloud computing. The analysts' evaluation thereby confirms CANCOM's capabilities as a competent partner when it comes to providing professional support to high-end medium sized German businesses as well as to larger enterprises in dealing with every challenge on the journey to the "new style of IT".

"More than 400 IT service and consulting firms are active in the German cloud market", says Heiko Henkes, Manager Advisor at Experton Group. "One third of them are, by our definition, real cloud providers. In this fiercely competitive market, CANCOM/Pironet stands out as a leading companion for a new IT age." In all of the following categories, Experton classified the ICT service providers as leaders on account of their high level of competitiveness and portfolio attractiveness: "Cloud Services for Medium Sized Companies", "Cloud Transformation" and "Cloud Workplaces", as well as "Enterprise Public-" and "Managed Private" Cloud Services. In the "Platform as a Service (PaaS)" category, the analysts also singled out the providers as a "Rising Star" on account of their system openness and high degree of market proximity.

Leading position among the largest IT system houses

Among the IT system houses in Germany, the Experton Group classified CANCOM/Pironet as leading in terms of cloud transformation know-how. "The way in which companies get their IT is currently undergoing fundamental change," says Rudolf Hotter, member of the Executive Board of CANCOM Group. "The verdict of the Experton Group makes it abundantly clear that we recognised and followed the trend towards flexible IT obtaining models and mobility at an early stage. Our Business Cloud® portfolio, that is based on our AHP private cloud architecture, makes us a leading cloud transformation partner for companies that want to choose the cloud way of computing and thereby gain greater agility in the market."

Freedom of choice as strategic competitive advantage

"The award from the Experton Group is yet further affirmation for our strategy of offering companies complete freedom of choice on their journey into the cloud. At the same time, both the service provision and the operation of our cloud services are delivered exclusively in Germany, which many of our customers regard as an important decisionmaking criterion with regard to data protection aspects," says Felix Höger, CEO of Pironet NDH, adding:

"The fact that completely standardised IT environments do not meet the actual requirements of the user companies is evident, in particular, in the Experton results for the "Cloud Workplaces" provider market: highly standardised workplace environments like those offered by large American cloud providers are not regarded by the analysts as being in the leader quadrant. Instead, for medium sized companies with their multitude of applications, it is essential to find the right mix of standardisation, with its associated economies of scale, and the possibility to cater to individual requirements."
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