Cloud computing refers to rental models for hard or software that can, if needed, enhance existing IT infrastructure via broadband telecommunications networks. Business customers, in particular, benefit from the potential for cost savings while enjoying more flexibility.
"The Cloud" has long since established itself in personal computing. Many Internet users have, for example, Webmail accounts with Deutsche Telekom (email@example.com), and they place phone calls via Internet or store their documents online with Google Docs.
Also, a growing number of companies continue to get on board "the cloud" to modernize their processes through standardized IT services. To do this, they outsource individual resources like computing power and memory, or even entire business processes. T-Systems offers business customers worldwide these kinds of solutions under the name of "Dynamic Services."
Dynamic service from the (IT) cloud Companies frequently possess high-performance computer systems that rarely run at full capacity under normal conditions. With Dynamic Services, companies pay only for the services they actually use. Should a project require more memory, network services, or applications on short notice, then T-Systems supplies these right when they're needed. While companies become more flexible this way, they also reduce costs, for example, through reduced expenditures on repair and maintenance. Since January 2010, T-Systems has been managing the infrastructure of all data centers for electronics group Philips as well as providing custom IT services to companies such as Shell, MAN, and Linde. Green IT and data privacy Cloud computing has additional advantages. Because servers are used to full capacity, companies save energy, reduce their CO2 output, and help protect the environment. In T-Systems data centers, multiple servers have been connected to form pools - even across continents - for these very purposes. At the same time, Dynamic Services also meet the most stringent of security requirements. Specialists continually monitor servers, and services are connected to clearly defined service agreements. Customers can decide for themselves if they require access to German, European, or worldwide data centers for their cloud computing needs. A recent study from the international analysts at the Experton Group ranks T-Systems among the best European cloud computing service providers.