UP IN THE CLOUDS WITH NTS Some companies are already on their way back, some are only starting with it, and some others have already found their spot. We are talking about the Cloud. Finding a decision for the appropriate Cloud strategies when advising customers, NTS includes technical, commercial as well as strategical aspects, which are contemplated by workload. Words by: Helmut Hödl Photos by: Lupi Spuma Technological progress and new market requirements are causing changes in the way how technology is offered and consumed. Subscription based solutions have arrived in all technological sectors. Words by: Helmut Hödl Photo by: Lupi Spuma Current workloads and future requirements are considered the basis for an appropriate Cloud strategy. Subsequently, NTS Cloud experts take over the responsibility and they support during the implementation, the transition, and the commercial execution. As the center of all our action is the slogan: Relax,We Care. But where is NTS moving around in the Cloud business? On the one hand, in the DevOps area respectively in the so-calledAppmodernization. Here, NTS assists in setting up Kubernetes infrastructures and consults with ITinfrastructure and software development teams during the integration and the automation of CI/CD processes (Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery). Furthermore, NTS creates profound insights in application environments with so-called Full-Stack observability. Thus, NTS enables a smooth operation of the App and the true user experience at the end customer. On the other hand, in each technology field with SaaS services of NTS manufacturing partners. Here, the combination and orchestration of services amongst themselves respectively with On-Premises software and hardware in customer environments is essential. One still needs a sound knowledge of network, security, collaboration, and data center technology as well as of overlay technologies such as SDA and PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES CLOUD SERVICES SUBSCRIPTION ECONOMY DO YOU STILL BUY OR ARE YOU A SUBSCRIBER? Along this path, NTS accompanies its customers step by step: all the way from the selection of appropriate services, via the technical integration into the existing environments, up to the utilization of continuously expanded functionalities of SaaS services. For many, a procurement processes at the customer are a challenge with the possibilities of a flexible acquisition and a utilization-based billing of subscription. NTS is familiar with these executional and commercial challenges that come with subscriptions. Therefore, NTS offer a maximum of flexibility and a comprehensive know-how regarding contract versions such as Enterprise Agreements. Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) or Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) are moving increasingly to the front to be able to have solutions from one source. Here, NTS is captivating the market with their tailormade comprehensive carefree packages and, depending on the requirements and the size of the business, it offers its customers different service models. On request, the NTS Home Office Solution delivers the collaboration endpoint including a Webex subscription as a DaaS solution into the office. By means of NTS Remote Security Solution and Cisco Plus Secure Connect, security is provided per workplace, and it is billed per usage. The innovative solutions NTS Data Center on the Edge, NTS Data Center in a Box and NTS Managed Private Cloud are solid HaaS offers, where computing, storage, networking, and backup can be delivered and integrated inclusion of rack, climatization, USV and automatization platforms upon request. The NTS Super Services portfolio provides the ideal NTS support in the productive deployment fromBreak & Fix to theManaged Service. The billing is flexible to a maximum according to the actual usage. NTS manufacturing partners are offering newHaaSmodels aswell.With Cisco Plus Hybrid Cloud, Cisco presents a scalable data center solution based on Cisco UCS, Intersight and Nexus. With Keystone, NetApp offers an as-a-Service storage solution that is of course Cloud ready and that can be combined with all NetApp Cloud solutions in Azure, AWS and GCP. Both models – by being pay-as-you-grow subscriptions - are able to cover varying capacity requirements or demand peaks SD-WAN and of new architectures such as SASE or Zero-Trust. Moreover, workload migrations are the center of attention. NTS creates high-performing connections between hyperscaler and On-Premises infrastructures irrespec- » ESPECIALLY FOR DYNAMIC BUSINESSES, HARDWARE AS A SERVICE IS AN AFFORDABLE OPTION TO PROVIDE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES. « Helmut Hödl, Product and Technology Director » AT NTS, INNOVATION IS EMBEDDED IN THE MINDSET AND MUST NOT ONLY BE CALLED ‘TO EXPERIMENT’, AS AFTER ALL WE ARE ALSO STANDING FOR SECURITY AND CONTINUITY. « Helmut Hödl, Product and Technology Director tive of whether it is a lift& shift use case or a simple back-up. NTS also takes care of the multi-Cloud architecture and the automated deployment of the customer specific environment in the infinite expanse of hyperscalers such as AWS or Azure or other Cloud providers. for computing or storage. With all the manufacturer solutions, NTS has taken over the planning, supply, integration, and the utilization-based billing along with the familiar NTS “Relax, We Care” support. Relax. The NTS Cloud experts support during implementation, transition, and the commercial execution. A maximum of flexibility with the “Pay-as-you-go” billing by NTS 17 16