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Pironet NDH brings German software vendors into the cloud

(PresseBox) (Cologne, ) Pironet NDH AG is continuing to expand its activities in the rapidly growing market for cloud computing, and with its range of services is addressing not only small to medium-sized enterprises in Germany but also software houses and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), which are also mainly small or of medium size.

Cloud paradigm puts pressure on the software vendors

In an incredibly short time, cloud computing has developed into the new paradigm for simple and flexible software usage via the internet - and consequently at the same time significantly increased the pressure on software vendors for state-of-the-art, service-orientated and flexible online delivery models. Some two to three thousand companies in Germany develop software programs and special applications for the widest possible range of application areas and branches of industry.

Help in transforming the business models

The new "cloud enabling" offer from Pironet NDH enables software vendors to transfer their existing, traditional business model and their software successfully to a new, web-based architecture in a state-of-the-art cloud environment. A specially prepared development and operating platform for cloud services referred to in technical jargon as PaaS (Platform as a Service) and a wide range of accompanying support services make the step to the cloud provider for German software houses with Pironet NDH in assistance as short as never before.

Pironet NDH with decisive home advantage

One extremely decisive factor is that in contrast to the PaaS platforms of the large US cloud competitors, such as Google or Amazon, Pironet NDH as a purely German provider can guarantee fully that the data will remain in Germany and also that the cloud platform will be operated according to German law and in compliance with the German data privacy standard - which is increasingly becoming a unique selling point given the latest surveillance scandals and the discussion about data protection and the unclear legal position of foreign providers.

Growth leverage through automatic participation

"The cooperation with software vendors offers considerable advantages and economies of scale on both sides," says Felix Höger, Chief Executive Officer of Pironet NDH AG. "The software houses require neither their own investment resources nor special knowledge in setting up a cloud platform. Pironet NDH, in turn, profits from the high growth rates in online usage of the software application implemented which are anticipated in the medium to long term and from the higher utilisation of their cloud infrastructure and service offerings which automatically goes hand in hand with this."

The first customer for the cloud enabling platform is a well-known vendor whose solution is employed by several thousand users throughout Germany, and Pironet NDH is conducting advanced negotiations with many other software providers.

"Cloud enabling and the new development platform for cloud-based services open up an indirect distribution channel for services and will further strengthen our market position in the future cloud economy," adds Khaled Chaar, Managing Director responsible for business strategy and cloud enabling at the company subsidiary Pironet NDH Datacenter GmbH. "In the medium and long term, the cooperation with the software houses has potential to further enhance our scaling benefits and to significantly accelerate growth."


PIRONET NDH AG is a corporate group in the IT market that brings together companies specializing in the business areas Cloud Computing and Content Management. PIRONET NDH was founded in 1995, is based in Cologne and employs more than 300 people. Since 2000, it has been listed on the German stock exchange. Its customers include both international concerns, such as AXA, METRO Group and Panasonic, and small to medium-sized enterprises, such as the specialized publishers Stollfuß Medien, the plastics manufacturer Trocellen and the brewery Kulmbacher Brauerei.

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