Kontron expertise helps to avoid mistakes
Lower investment costs and dispense with disciplines such as basic operating infrastructure. Suddenly you realise that IT costs are still the same or have even increased. That is the fate of numerous companies who, in the wake of the cloud hype of recent years, have made a transition to the cloud without thorough preparation. Often, increased operating costs due to a lack of adapted processes have eaten up the supposed savings.
In order to prevent such problems, Kontron supports the development of holistic cloud strategies. In addition to a thorough overall view and experience-based analysis of particularly critical processes and areas, the so-called "shadow IT" that arises when solutions are implemented outside of internal IT is always taken into account.
Cloud integration with Kontron
Consulting: Following a thorough survey of customer and project requirements, Kontron provides an implementation or strategy recommendation, which also provides a commercial assessment of all the possible options. As an independent system integrator, Kontron always pursues a strategy of identifying the best solution for the customer. As a long-standing partner of the major public cloud suppliers, data center operators and renowned service providers in the infrastructure sector, Kontron has the expertise needed to keep track of the rapidly growing range of products and services, both commercially and technically.
Integration: Kontron can implement cloud integration and migration projects. Experienced experts guarantee technologically trouble-free project implementation while keeping an eye on time and costs. Project management according to PRINCE2 methodology ensures optimum lead times and minimal project risks.
Outsourcing: With the right mix of standard processes, customer-specific optimisations and product know-how, Kontron ensures first-class operation and support of outsourcing projects in the cloud environment. In this area as well, Kontron uses ITIL-based methodology to ensure maximum quality and security.
Microsoft is one of the most important players in this segment with solutions for the modern workplace and offers a wide range of outstanding products with Office 365 and innovative cloud services with a high level of availability - such as hosted Exchange or OneDrive for Business.
As one of the first Microsoft Tier 1 cloud solution providers in Austria, Kontron has developed its own and now well-proven process model for the launch of Office 365. The key to successful projects includes in-depth product know-how combined with a great deal of experience and a perfect understanding of each customer's requirements.
As a partner of Microsoft, Kontron provides a highly scalable and dynamic computing and storage platform with a high degree of automation and standardisation using Microsoft Azure. The range of innovative services and functionality is constantly being optimised and expanded.
In addition to consulting, implementation and design services in the Azure environment, Kontron also offers operating services based on Azure public cloud infrastructure, ranging from monitoring, patch management and support to full outsourcing available on a flexible basis.
Kontron is also a private cloud operator in its own right and offers highly standardised cloud solutions with a high level of availability. These are hosted in two geo-redundant data centers in Vienna, where Kontron relies on particularly high-quality components such as Layer 7 firewalls, particularly in the security sector.
Maximum availability, the highest safety standards and a high degree of automation contribute to worry-free use and enable us to offer optimum services.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
As one of the first partners in Austria, Kontron has extensive know-how on the subject of "next-generation ERP suite" SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
The intelligent ERP business suite provided in the cloud features an intuitive and user-friendly interface and, above all, close integration of core business management processes.