Flexible solutions for current industry trends
Collaboration across multiple sites, progressive automation of all processes, the shift of workloads into the cloud – both medium-sized and large companies are currently experiencing a series of exciting upheavals and modernisations. This, however, means that a smoothly functioning IT infrastructure is becoming increasingly important.
We are happy to help you face this challenge: we take over the operation of your technical backbone and ensure its availability around the clock. This allows you to confidently relocate your business-critical applications – for example, your ERP – to our infrastructure and relieve your internal IT department of server and database maintenance. Thanks to managed services and an advantageous Service Level Agreement, your business applications will always be available with the best performance.
Start your digital future with us – we would be pleased to advise you:
- Hybrid infrastructures, from “on-premises” to the cloud
- Scalable solutions for things such as big data scenarios
- Edge computing, including predictive maintenance
Internet of Things success story
Qbo - your favourite coffee from the cloud
Qbo has combined the latest technologies with a timelessly elegant design to create a premium coffee-making system. The brand is aimed at creative coffee aficionados who love to prepare their own coffee just as they like it.
Qbo’s USP: the machine is WLAN-enabled and comes with its own app, which allows the user to choose from numerous customised settings.
To run the new software, PlusServer had been asked to make available a scalable cloud solution as the backend for the coffee machine and the app. Further requirements included high levels of availability and data security to ensure a trouble-free “smart” experience for Qbo customers.
- Scalability via configuration management (managed by plusserver)
- High level of availability via cloud and cluster technologies
- Application operation/managed services by plusserver
Due to close collaboration between Qbo, the Bornholdt Lee agency and plusserver, a customised solution for a new IoT project was created within a short space of time. Qbo was able to outsource all infrastructure planning and management to plusserver, allowing the company to concentrate completely on further developing its product.
We would be happy to support you with your digital challenges
The more machines are networked together and the more data is sent back and forth between them, the greater scope there is for cybercriminals to attack. At the same time, the manufacturing industry is particularly vulnerable if unauthorised people intervene in production or steal industrial data. It is therefore imperative to consider the risks of Industry 4.0 on your path to becoming an intelligent factory. We support you with highly secure cloud resources in German data centres to meet your data security and data protection requirements. Geo-redundant locations and disaster recovery solutions also ensure that important data and applications are continually available.
It is not possible to change processes and infrastructures within a company without the required investment. In order for machines in the value chain to be able to communicate with one another, new software, sensors and IT resources are needed to process the information. Thanks to the flexible on-demand model used for the cloud, companies only ever use and pay for the resources they actually need. There are also numerous economies of scale with regard to the care and maintenance of data centre and server infrastructure, which reduces things such as personnel costs.
IIoT – Industrial Internet of Things
Networking devices and resources in a productive company should allow for the continuous exchange of data between production and business applications, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). As a storage and processing location for the large amount of data that comes with the IIoT, the cloud has a high-performance and freely scalable infrastructure for processing and storing a large volume of data. The fact that the cloud offers complete IIoT platforms further increases its importance for the industrial sector. In addition to the necessary software, these also include the so-called edge, i.e. the first collection and processing point for data.
“Predictive maintenance” helps to reduce costs for spare parts, as well as unplanned downtime. To achieve this, IIoT mechanisms work together with data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Industrial companies can obtain the corresponding computing and storage capacity in any dimensions from the cloud as required to take into account all of the data sources involved.