Harald Kriener is responsible for DirectCLOUD in Business Development. The DirectCLOUD services enable layer 2 connections to be switched into different clouds. His area of responsibility entails the further development of services and the establishment of partnerships involving cloud and Internet service providers and data centers.
Harald Kriener studied classic software development and organization. In his professional career, he was the managing director and owner of an Internet service provider and systems house for over 20 years. During this time, his areas of competency ranged from corporate organization, to sales and product management, through to financial responsibility.
Shortly after the turn of the millennium, he was already involved in cloud strategies, involving the development, marketing, and distribution of his own and purchased cloud services. His focus here was on Infrastructure as a Service and on Shared Services in the communications area. Harald joined DE-CIX in 2016.