Swisscom has launched five new products for business customers, from mobile-based authentication to an ‘elastic’ network file system.
Mobile ID, a two-factor authentication process using a mobile phone, is already offered by Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt, and UPC will be offering it from May 22 2019.
Mobile ID is now also integrated into SwissID. Users can choose whether they want to use Mobile ID for strong authentication for services. As well as a password-free login process, this will also support electronic signature services, Swisscom says.
The Mobile ID ecosystem is growing in other countries, although is typically based on an app rather than a SIM card.
Mainframe as a Service
For the first time, Swisscom has succeeded together with LzLabs in migrating legacy mainframe applications to a modern cloud without having to reformat the data or recompile the applications.
After migrating its own business-critical applications (2500 MIPS) to the Swisscom Enterprise Service Cloud, Swisscom says it is saving around 60% of its usual mainframe operating costs.
Swisscom now offers analysis, planning and migration of native mainframe applications to the Swisscom Enterprise Service Cloud.
“Swisscom is acting as both integrator and operator,” the company says.
NFS Elastic file service
From June onwards, the new ‘elastic’ network file service (NFS) will allow customers to use multiple Linux servers to access the same data storage (e.g. Docker, home, data drive, etc.) with a regular backup (e.g. database storage).
NFS Elastic allows the customer to provision an integrated NFS file service in a few minutes instead of setting up and running it themselves.
Consumption is calculated and charged automatically on an hourly basis (elastic). The data is stored in Swisscom data centres in Switzerland.
Well-Architected Review is Swisscom’s free architecture check, examining cloud architecture for efficiency, performance, reliability and security, in accordance with the pillars of Amazon Web Services.
The tool’s first customer, Swisscom Blockchain AG, says its cloud solution is now running more efficiently thanks to the free checking service.
Enterprise Mobile 2.0
Since April 2019, Swisscom’s basic version of Enterprise Mobile 2.0 has included additional services, without extra costs, for employee touchpoints, device configuration and device logistics – these include mobility for work, enterprise mobile management and device-as-a-service.
It now also includes a new Mobile Online Shop, which enables one-step ordering with easy selection of devices and device financing, as well as device configuration with automatic enrolment for Apple and Android.
The portfolio has a modular structure and offers individual solutions and upgrade options.
Swisscom will also offer a MyCloud subscription from Swisscom free of charge for every NATEL go business subscription. This includes unlimited storage of photos and videos as well as 250GB of memory, with all data stored in Switzerland