NCR to Offer Managed Cloud Services for European Clients; Klaus Giljohann Comments

NCRNCR Corp. has begun offering colocation, managed hosting and cloud computing services from its data centers in Germany and the Netherlands.

The company aims to manage operating systems, databases and networks for European customers in the banking, telecommunications, retail and transportation industries, NCR said Aug. 28.

Klaus Giljohann, NCR vice president of professional services in Europe, said the hosted offerings seek to help clients address security requirements in the region.

According to the company, the Frankfurt facility will carry out primary operations while the Amsterdam facility is meant for disaster recovery.

Both data centers have won international organization for standardization quality management and information security certifications.

The facilities are also certified by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council as a level 1 service provider, NCR says.

According to the company statement, German companies will invest around 17 percent of their IT budget in cloud computing by 2017.

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