Cloud is the driver of digitization. More and more companies are already "cloud-first" or planning to do so in the future. Applications related to Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, Big Data, AI and machine learning only develop their full potential in the cloud environment. The hype around the cloud has long arrived in the field of printing and output management. In the future, cloud printing is about outsourcing and printing processes that can be scaled to make work more efficient.
But the path from place to cloud is often underestimated. Strategic planning with the goals set is very important. Many considerations need to be included - is the data in the cloud really safe? How can spool data be retrieved? Are all printers on your own and on remote networks reached? Which portal solutions should be integrated? Which cloud model should be used? How important is service level support and agreement?
SEAL Systems AG has been handling cloud topics for many years and now handles the transfer of all business and enterprise applications and printing processes to the cloud with specially developed cloud printing solutions. This is a free program to fully integrate and outsource the special electronic distribution process and corporate customers.
Why does the printing process in the cloud make sense?
Cloud printing from SEAL Systems makes it possible to implement and operate print infrastructure in any cloud. For interactive print orders, we rely on the concept of generic printer drivers and an innovative and modern web interface. In addition, this solution offers its own user services for all end users, so IT support is significantly reduced. In addition to cost reduction, ongoing process monitoring and cluster architecture that can be scaled and fail-safe, this solution offers the decisive advantage that existing business applications and APIs can be easily integrated into the cloud printing environment. Thus the batch printing process can be easily integrated. Usually depends on the speed when spooling. Our solutions are high performance and reach processing time in less than one second. To ease IT administration, companies can use outsourcing services in addition to their own operations and thus benefit from a holistic support approach. All costs and resources saved can be reinvested in the actual core business.
Our cloud technology solution is based on a native-cloud approach that uses Docker technology for simple software distribution. Cluster operations and microser services ensure high availability of the output process. In addition, cloud technology has an open interface (API) and allows a simple and transparent billing model.
The cloud-native approach, also called Native Cloud Application (NCA), aims to take advantage of the cloud computing architecture and to take advantage of the possibility of distributed cloud platforms. A distinctive feature of this approach is that the application is predictable and highly automated. The application is infrastructure-independent, the required resources are dynamically assigned and in real time to application requirements. Provisions for updates and changes to the application are made immediately after the implementation of the code by the developer. Our microser service is constantly updated by rolling out updates. Finally, native cloud solutions have a high degree of automated scaling, due to their own application and service scale. If very sensitive data (eg personnel or bank data) wants to be printed, the concept of the SEAL Systems cloud can also be operated in your own IT infrastructure.
Cloud printing as part of a cloud strategy
To exploit the company's potential as best as possible and to meet the requirements of increasing digitalization, it is recommended to design a comprehensive cloud strategy. The many advantages of cloud printing show that this strategy must also cover the printing process, because there is great potential for improvement not only for large enterprise customers, but also for small and medium-sized companies.