asknet AG now offers Infrastructure as a Service based on Microsoft Azure

DGAP-Media / 15.12.2016 / 16:12

Karlsruhe, December 15, 2016 - In collaboration with asknet AG, a leading
provider of global eCommerce solutions, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH is now
offering its customers in research and education a new Infrastructure as a
Service solution.

asknet AG has been providing its customers in the Academics Business Unit with
cloud solutions that are tailored to their needs and purchasing processes
since May 2016. Demand for virtual processing capacity is growing constantly,
as is data privacy awareness.

"It was particularly important to us that we address the security needs and
strict requirements of German education and research institutions optimally
when expanding the portfolio," commented Michael Baumann, Vice President of
the Academics business unit. "The new cloud solution based on Microsoft Azure
gives our customers security in terms of planning, duration and invoicing in
addition to maximum security when it comes to data privacy."

As an ISO 27018-certified company, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH is committed to
upholding international data privacy standards in the cloud and to complying
with the strict EU data protection guidelines at all times.

The Azure services for the European region will be operated from datacenters
in Amsterdam (NL) and Dublin (IRL). Alternatively, Azure will also soon be
available in Germany via a new data trustee model (Microsoft Cloud Germany).

"Thanks to the various versions on offer, colleges and universities can be
sure that they fulfil the national, regional and industry-specific
requirements relating to the recording and usage of data," said Stefan Schick,
Director of Education at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH.

See for more details on the IaaS offering.

Click on the following link to find out more information on the EU data
protection guidelines

About Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, founded in 1983, is a subsidiary of Microsoft
Corporation, Redmond, U.S.A., the world's leading manufacturer of standard
software, services and solutions, generating USD 85.32 billion in revenue and
16.8 billion in net profit (in fiscal year 2016; as of June 30, 2016).
Alongside its headquarters in Unterschleissheim near Munich, Microsoft
Deutschland GmbH operates six regional offices in Germany and employs more
than 2,700 staff members. In association with 31,500 partners, Microsoft
Deutschland GmbH serves companies of all sizes across all industries. The
Advanced Technology Labs Europe (ATLE) in Munich are focused on research in IT
security, privacy, mobility, mobile applications and Web services.

About Microsoft Education

Education at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH is responsible for supporting
customers in all areas of the education sector. The objective of the training
programs offered by Microsoft is to give as many people as possible access to
new technologies and to teach them how to use them in a meaningful way. The
commitment of Microsoft Deutschland ranges from free initiatives for
pre-school children to collaboration with schools through programs such as
"Partners in Learning," "Besser lernen. Für alle." and "IT Academy" to
supporting universities and further education institutions. The aim is for IT
and computers to become a natural part of learning and teaching processes as
well as a tool for preparing lessons. See the following sites for more
information about Microsoft Education:

About asknet

asknet Group is an innovative supplier of e-business technologies and
solutions for the global distribution and management of digital and physical
goods. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
(KIT), the company is a pioneer of modern e-commerce with over 20 years'
experience in the field.

asknet's Digital Goods and Physical Goods Business Units (to be merged into a
single eCommerce Solutions Business Unit in 2017) enable international
manufacturers to successfully market their products in over 190 countries. The
core product, asknet eCommerce Suite, covers the complete sales process and is
suitable for manufacturers of both digital and physical goods. In addition,
the company offers stand-alone services and solutions along the value chain,
such as asknet verify for the verification of specific customer group
characteristics. asknet's Academics Business Unit assists customers from the
research and education sector in purchasing and managing software and
hardware. Thanks to its close relations with over 80% of Germany's
universities and research institutions, asknet is intimately familiar with
their needs and requirements and can offer them specific solutions. For more
information, visit

Press Contact

asknet AG
Madeleine Clark
+49 (0)721 96458-6116

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Language: English
Company:  asknet AG
          Vincenz-Priessnitz-Str. 3
          76131 Karlsruhe
Phone:    +49 (0)721 / 964 58-0
Fax:      +49 (0)721 / 964 58-99
ISIN:     DE0005173306
WKN:      517330
Listed:   Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich,
          Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt

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