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. For that reason, AIT offers state-of-the-art concepts, methods, and technologies for implementing protected, reliable, and highly secure cloud-computing environments for critical IT infrastructures. A special emphasis is given to the integration of cryptographic methods on all levels to achieve strong security and privacy guarantees by design.