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What is Cloud Computing?

Software & Lösungen in der CLOUDWikipedia explains Cloud Computing:

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet).

Cloud computing entrusts services (typically centralized) with a user's data, software and computation on a published application programming interface (API) over a network. It has considerable overlap with software as a service (SaaS).

End users access cloud based applications through a web browser or a light weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and data are stored on servers at a remote location. Cloud application providers strive to give the same or better service and performance than if the software programs were installed locally on end-user computers.

At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of infrastructure convergence (or Converged Infrastructure) and shared services. This type of data centre environment allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with easier manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust IT resources (such as servers, storage, and networking) to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.


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CM Studio applications in the Cloud

MASCH applications, including the CM Studio .ECM-SERVER or CM Studio .E-ARCHIVE, are based on the Content Management Server CM Studio /CE-SERVER.

The CM Studio Web Content Management Server is an application is from its basic structure dedicated to be the ultimate application for Cloud Services or Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. The basic use of an Internet browser as a client, supports the decision, whether CM Studio is used in a Local Area Network (LAN) or as Cloud solution in data center very simple. Ultimately from the perspective of a client workstation the physical location of the CM Studio Server application is completely irrelevant.

In particular for small and medium-sized businesses that do not have extensive IT network structures, the cloud-based solution of the CM Studio applications is a very attractive alternative to the traditional client/server business model.


Software applications stored in the Cloud, may offer you various advantages:

  • no investment costs for server hardware required
  • Support for mobile devices and Tablet PCs is automatically guaranteed
  • no secondary costs for data backup, virus protection, etc. necessary
  • Access to managed content, CRM information, company documents and e-mail archives are available from anywhere at any time
  • normal ADSL line capacity is adequate on the client side

Private Cloud or Cloud Services from MASCH Software Solutions

A Private Cloud service is defined as a data center server provided, which is used exclusively for your company and is under the exclusive control of your business and IT administration. Using a Private Cloud cannot raise any particular problems in the field of data security that are considered too controversial for shared servers.

MASCH Software Solutions currently cooperates with two web hosting providers in Germany, which offer Private Cloud solutions for industrial and commercial enterprises of all sizes based on CM Studio applications:

  • Nouvelle Solution GmbH
    Börsenstraße 42
    26382 Wilhelmshaven
    Tel: 04421 181310
  • Plutex GmbH
    Hermann-Ritter-Str. 108
    28197 Bremen
    Tel.: 0800 100400800
    Fax: 0800 100400888