Accessing Diverse Cloud Services and Securing Business Critical Applications
Moving into the cloud offers companies enormous potential for cost savings and simplifying their company IT. At the same time, the cloud can pose its own risk, as companies need to be able to guarantee that their business-critical applications will have uninterrupted availability. In this modern business environment, simplifying access to the cloud is a logical step to support all players in the digital economy. dotmagazine spoke to Dr. Thomas King from DE-CIX about bringing Internet and cloud service providers together, and offering enterprises secure solutions.
Listen to the 10-minute interview above, read the transcript, download the audio for later, or jump to the individual questions here:
- The cloud has been around for quite a few years now, but it seems that there's a new boom in the cloud market. Why is that?
- What are the range of cloud services that a company might need at its disposal – thinking about enterprises at the moment – and why might they need a variety of different cloud services?
- DE-CIX has always provided peering services for interconnection. What is the logic now behind your expansion into the cloud market?
- How does the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD service work? What are the advantages for enterprises, ISPs, or cloud service providers from the service?
- How can companies ensure the security of their processes in the cloud?
Dr. Thomas King is Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at DE-CIX since 2016. He started his career as Member of Technical Staff at DE-CIX in 2008. After a stint at 1&1 Internet AG and founding a startup company called audriga, Dr. King re-joined DE-CIX as Head of Research & Development in 2014 and was promoted in 2016 to the newly-created position of Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX.
Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008.