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First Place for Platform-as-a-Service Offering by Pironet NDH at the EuroCloud Deutschland Awards 2014

Winner in the "Best IaaS or PaaS Service on the Market" category

(PresseBox) (Cologne, ) At the EuroCloud Deutschland Awards 2014, the most coveted honours for the cloud computing sector, the cloud-enabling portfolio at Pironet NDH prevailed over the competition in the "Best IaaS or PaaS Service on the Market" category. The award was presented yesterday evening at the EuroCloud Deutschland Award Gala, which was held at the Wolkenburg event location in Cologne. In its explanation of the award, the jury emphasised not only the open-system nature of the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment but also the market-oriented "pay as you grow" concept.

Andreas Weiss, Director EuroCloud and jury member: "With its cloud-enabling offerings, Pironet NDH makes it easier for the numerous independent software vendors here in Germany to take the step forward into the Cloud Age. Its PaaS platform supports all of the main programming languages and development environments. And the "pay as you grow" concept avoids high initial investments while ensuring manufacturers a profitable business operation right from the beginning." This is how Pironet NDH, with its PaaS offering, contributes to a future-oriented trend in the domestic landscape for software vendors.

Companion for entering into the cloud

"The use of applications from the cloud is becoming an inevitable part of everyday business," according to Khaled Chaar, Managing Director Business Strategy and Cloud Enabling at Pironet NDH. "With this in mind, our PaaS offering aims to provide tools and services that the roughly 1,200 software firms in Germany can use to equip their applications for use over the internet."

The offerings go beyond the realm of the purely technical: with its Business Support Program, Pironet NDH also helps software manufacturers in areas such as reorganisation of pricing models or with the substantive design of customer agreements and service level agreements. The cloud provider also ensures ongoing operation including binding service commitments and offers application support via a 24/7 Help Desk.

Since the PaaS offering was introduced at the end of 2013, Pironet NDH has already attracted several renowned software companies as customers. The cloud specialist is already engaged in dialogue with many other providers. In addition to the market-oriented design of the offering, the locational advantage is a decisive argument, according to Khaled Chaar: Pironet NDH operates the PaaS platform in its German datacentres and maintains its company headquarters in Germany. All of its contracts with software vendors are subject to German law. The cloud environment is also certified under the strict ISO 27001 standard for information security.

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Pironet NDH is one of the leading German providers of cloud computing. The company, which is listed on the stock exchange, has its headquarters in Cologne and was founded in 1995. As of 2014 Pironet NDH is part of the affiliated group CANCOM SE in Munich. Its focus ranges from providing corporate software over the internet right through to complete desktop solutions and business-critical applications from SAP and Microsoft.

The German Business Cloud® from Pironet NDH enables companies to utilise all options for introducing and using state-of-the-art cloud computing solutions. Pironet NDH provides IT resources and standard business applications as turnkey cloud services with flexible costs (Software as a Service) from its highly-secure German data centres. In addition, Pironet NDH supports its customers in planning, integrating and operating local private cloud and IT solutions at their own corporate locations.

The Business Cloud® is based on a set of building blocks from tried and tested cloud technologies, service components and network and infrastructure services. On this basis Pironet NDH implements holistic and tailored customer solutions.

The service offering, the IT infrastructure and also the internal organisation are all certified according to strict, internationally recognised guidelines, including, among others, DIN ISO/IEC 27001. For customers this certification ensures the operative excellence of Pironet NDH in all processes, as well as compliance with stringent standards with respect to both technical and security aspects.

Customers include numerous medium-sized companies as well as international corporations. More information is available at:

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