By Lutz Kirchner, Founder and Diego Volkenandt, Head of Product Management, GTS Data Processing
A few years ago, an executive shared a story with us. He was talking about how he had transported his company’s data via armored truck from one corporate site to another to ensure there were no data leaks. There was no mode of electronic data transfer deemed safe enough. But perhaps the more interesting point is how commonplace those kinds of security practices are here in Germany.
As the founder and head of product management of a German data cloud company, GTS, we could not do business without security being top of mind. And with the growing adoption of AI, we have heard many concerns about data protection and infrastructure security across the MLOps lifecycle, especially when cloud data centers are located in other countries and continents.
That’s one reason we launched the GTS DSready Cloud, hosted at our data center in Germany. By meeting the strict standards here at home, we can fulfill an unmet need in Germany for safe cloud services and build trust across Europe and beyond.
Our DSready Cloud platform brings together the tools, technologies, compute, and collaboration capabilities in the cloud to address the many hurdles organizations must jump over to deploy data science capabilities at scale. We’ve bundled Domino Data Lab’s enterprise MLOps platform as a core component of the DSready Cloud, helping clients accelerate model velocity and bring innovative AI-driven products and applications to market much more quickly.
We looked at many data science platforms—Kubeflow, H20.ai, Anaconda, and Dataiku—before choosing Domino to underpin DSready. None of the other tools matched Domino’s enterprise capabilities, its ease-of-use, and, importantly, its security.
Beyond using only German data centers for our hardware, DSready addresses three critical areas of cloud security that companies struggle with: data ownership, server security, and encryption. With the DSready Cloud and Domino:
Domino’s enterprise-grade security is one of the many reasons we love the Domino platform (and we don’t use the word love lightly around here). Domino is not only as obsessed about security as we are, they are also as obsessed as we are about helping companies solve their data science challenges. Domino has put a lot of thought into both the front-end of their platform, to make it easy and intuitive for teams to use, and the back-end, providing the full suite of capabilities that data scientists, IT, and business users need to accelerate development and deployment of models. Regardless of what tools and capabilities we add to our DSready ecosystem, we know we have a safe and robust platform with Domino for teams to work in so they can spend their time on solving business challenges rather than on overcoming technical challenges.