Why Centros?

A digital core for
AI-driven Business

with c5s acting as the Digital Core for AI-driven Business, companies don’t have to worry about some of the major technical complexities that event-driven Microservice-centric architectures normally come with, rather than concentrating on their core commercial value generation.

Reduction of
Time-to-Market

End-to-end automation enables minimal time-to-market, even in deploy-as-often-as-you-want scenarios

Efficiency &
Effectiveness

Maximum commercial efficiency and technological effectiveness, throughout the entire application lifecycle

Collaboration & Flexibility

Enabling collaboration (employee level), and interoperability & reusability (services level).

Revision resistance & transparency

Increase legal certainty & delegation of liability when using AI in commercial applications.

RELIABILITY IS ESSENTIAL

The “quality of AI” depends significantly on the ML algorithms and the training data used. Only with a complete “proof of origin” from the creation to the productive use are guarantees for reliability possible.

centros offers guaranteed reliability in 5 key dimensions:

Reliable
FUNCTIONAL

ML Services with complete “proof of origin” guarantee functionality

Reliable
REPRODUCIBLE

Auditability of all data used in the ML lifecycle provides full legal certainty

Reliable
SCALABLE

Cloud-native environment enables easy and fast technical scalability

Reliable
FAIL-SAFE

Integrated deployment with embedded tests excludes many failure classes

Reliable
PROTECTED

Security against external attacks based on a state-of-the-art ops environment

architectual overview

Designed for you

On the highest level, c5s consists of a SHIPYARD environment, a PRODUCTION environment and a CONTROLLER that keeps both environments in sync. A shared Administration & Control Cockpit (to be released with Version 1.0) will provide a graphical UI for administering the shipyard processes, including governance rules and role-based permissioning.
Cutting edge Infrastructure

Within the c5s SHIPYARD environment,

1: the bottom layer holds an Infrastructure-as-Code-Style definition for the creation of the c5s Foundation Services and the Housekeeping Services, both of which together form the „Operating System“ within the Production environment,

2: the top layer consists of several tools / toolchains (please refer to the Documentation section for details) that sequentially turn Custom Code into c5s-compatible Business Services, and deploy them into the Production environment.
Cutting edge production process

Within the c5s PRODUCTION environment,

1: the c5s Foundation Services layer, which holds control over Kafka, Kafka Connect, Avro as well as a set of other base services,

2: the c5s Housekeeping Services, which provide visibility, orchestration as well as other general management capabilities that are need to keep the system in good shape,

3: the c5s Governance ledger, which enforces system-wide and audit-proof controls for the various AI components,

4: the c5s Business Services (AI- and Non-AI) which are being built and deployed through the Shipyard environment and managed through the components as stated above.

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