We are in the pharmaceutical industry - an industry in which data security plays a significant role. Especially in Germany, data has always been kept in the company's own systems, on infrastructure procured specifically for this purpose.
To focus more on the core business in the future and scale flexibly, many companies decide to move to the cloud (to a provider that understands its IT business).
Within the consulting around a cloud strategy and the outsourcing of data - out of their own infrastructure, many customers therefore explicitly ask:
'Where will my data be in the future? Can I be sure that no data will be transferred to other European countries or even internationally?'
Even established consultancies such as Capgemini know: the "IT Trends 2021" shows that the importance of data security and data sovereignty influences the cloud strategy of the business and IT managers surveyed. (Source)
Therefore, a SaaS provider that keeps all of its data in Germany - and under the highest security standards - is more in demand than ever.
For many years now, the trend has been to move applications to the cloud and use them holistically as Software as a Service, or SaaS for short. But what exactly is a SaaS service? And why exactly are so many companies moving?
Companies purchase a scalable and highly available service as a web-based solution. The complete management, including updates and security management, can be taken over by their provider. The data, as well as the application itself, is made available in a cloud environment.
The reasons for switching to the cloud - to a SaaS solution - are often varied. The topic of outsourcing IT landscapes and departments is frequently not subject to the core competencies of, for example, pharmaceutical companies but also companies in other industries. 'To concentrate again on the core processes and the technical core business' is often the main focus. The issue of scalability and the associated growth is another reason for companies to rethink and improve their data strategy.