Cloud computing is one of the most important IT trends in recent years and has led major companies to invest heavily in cloud infrastructures.

The cloud computing paradigm shares many aspects of current IT enterprise infrastructures (e.g. security management in organizations, facility management, regulatory frameworks), but with increasing concerns about security, reliability and information security. Therefore AIT offers state-of-the-art concepts, methods and technologies for implementing protected, reliable and highly secure cloud computing environments for critical IT infrastructures.