n’cloud.swiss and its role as a “Swiss made” alternative to Amazon AWS, Azure & Co.
Amazon AWS is without fuss or quibble the de facto leader in cloud computing and enjoys a seemingly monopolistic market share of over 30 percent. Beating a strong and well-positioned incumbent is extremely difficult. In consequence, it is not a big surprise that the serious competition only comes from Microsoft Azure, Google, IBM and Alibaba. What is certainly surprising is the missing presence of a European alternative. Many European company would certainly accept a European alternative to the big 5 with open arms.
While artificial intelligence plays an increasingly important role at Netkom, we have developed with n’cloud.swiss a “Swiss made” alternative to the big 5 (Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Alibaba). The idea behind n’cloud.swiss is to enable customers to design a cloud according to their own taste with the same product, either as a service model, as an ON-PREMISE application in existing IT environments or even as a hybrid variant. In addition, all cloud service models from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), over Platform as a Service (PaaS) to Software as a Service (SaaS) are part of the platform. All this is surrounded by an innovative internal n’cloud.swiss application catalogue. Within the latter, n’cloud.swiss offers more than 142 applications from 30 different IT categories “free and ready to go” as well as the opportunity to upload also other development applications and tools easily. What allows n’cloud.swiss to stand out from the competition along personal support and competitive pricing models, is the API connectivity for easy and fast transfers of existing developments from or to other major cloud platforms. n’cloud.swiss users can easily transfer their developments from VMware, Amazon AWS, and in early 2018 from Google and Microsoft Azure to n’cloud.swiss or back again – quickly and easily. Interestingly, n’cloud.swiss can also be deployed as ON-PREM-VERSION on any commodity infrastructure while it’s hyperconverged software architecture allows significant immediate and long-term reduction in IT budgets and investment planning and impacts in how cloud computing can be used efficiently as an in-house solution. The on-prem version can be used centrally or as a multi-cloud variant in a satellite network and is tailored for the requirements of large companies or any equivalent with a high demand in data and development protection. n’cloud.swiss ON-PREM comes along in a license model with personal support from Netkom. The customer decides whether the administration of the cloud platform is taken over by Netkom, through its own IT department or in a mix of both. Flexibility and simplicity in managing all workloads and resources, via a single development and production platform characterizes n’cloud.swiss. Netkom’s main focus hereby is that a cloud platform is freed from all known limitations by hardware vendors.
“Swiss Made” with a good reason and the first Indian customer
Distinguished by long-term cloud experience and a broad customer base since 2009, Netkom provides its customers personal support, an in-house DevOps team and attractive partner models in the context of the global expansion strategy, also importantly a hyper security data center in the Swiss mountains. The particularity of this data center is that it is hidden in a former Swiss military bunker and built on industry leading technology and infrastructure. Netkom hereby enjoys with its products a well-deserved and outstanding degree of “Swiss-Made” in terms of reliability, fail-safety and high security standards. This is definitely something that does not remain unconcealed for longtime.
As a result of its successful expansion strategy on an international level, Netkom has recently won with SplendorNet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. its first customer and partner from India. With customers from all around the world, SplendorNet Technologies is a well-known technology company and provider of web and mobile applications, e-commerce solutions and various other special web and software development activities from Pune. Since the beginning of this month SplendorNet Technologies started to work on n’cloud.swiss and is partnering with n’cloud.swiss in various projects in India and Europe.