AIRLINE CLOUD SERVICES.
The constant and ongoing development of IT technologies forces Airlines to follow either the choice of traditionally updating their IT environment on a regular basis, or to wait for new technologies to reach the market on a broader scale. Cloud technologies are well established since the internet infrastructures have been improved to also meet the high requirements of commercial aviation. Classic IT solutions within an airline environment are increasingly shifting towards cloud IT solutions as they are offering greater flexibility at a lower cost.
The IT infrastructure of an airline (e.g. server/client infrastructure) has to be exchanged partially or completely every 3-5 years. This implies high investment and operating costs. For small to midsized airlines, these costs are hard to shoulder. As a result, in 90% of the cases, the systems are not fitted with the appropriate redundancy level and are only secured by backup processes.