Although digitalization didn’t exactly start out yesterday, more and more companies are only now realizing that it is high time to jump aboard the digital transformation train – or else risk missing the connection altogether. With IT tasks becoming increasingly complex, IT managers now have an important decision to make: should they operate their own data centers or choose a service provider instead? "Today, the digitalization of all sectors of manufacturing, trade and other businesses requires a rapid and adequate provision of IT solutions through data centers that can be procured simply and economically and which can be operated efficiently and safely," explains Andreas Keiger, Executive Vice President for Sales Europe at Rittal. "Our answer to this is a unique solution package for all scenarios, which we have developed together with our partners iNNOVO cloud and Lefdal and are introducing for the first time in a new trade fair appearance in Hall 4 at CeBIT 2017."
Exhibiting in Hannover with the pun "Discover it." as its slogan, Rittal is appearing at CeBIT as an enabler of innovative IT solutions – from edge to hyperscale computing. One of the highlights on show is the 40-foot RiMatrix Balanced Cloud Center (BCC) container, an ultra-modern, ready-to-use, turnkey cloud data center. Thanks to IT racks, containers, climate control technology and power supply solutions from Rittal, the cloud infrastructure from iNNOVO Cloud and the associated OpenStack cloud management software, corporate IT officers can compose a range of cloud models in a very short space or time. The options range from a private cloud operated on site by the customer with well-tested, secure components including servers, storage and network systems ("on-premises"), to an external private cloud ("off-premises") run by a cloud provider from a cloud park. Key advantages of the system include its rapid availability as a "pay-as-you-go" model, as well as its scalability.