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In partnership with VMware: T-Systems builds virtual data centers with VMware Cloud on AWS

  • T-Systems joins Managed Service Provider Program 
  • VMware Cloud on AWS as the initial offering 
 T-Systems builds virtual data centers with VMware Cloud on AWS.

T-Systems builds virtual data centers with VMware Cloud on AWS.

T-Systems is providing customers with a managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS. Together with its long-standing partner, VMware, the Deutsche Telekom IT service provider is connecting clients’ private clouds with VMware Cloud on AWS. The agreement was signed today by Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, and Adel Al-Saleh, CEO, T-Systems at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

 T-Systems builds virtual data centers with VMware Cloud on AWS

Tim Höttges, CEO Deutsche Telekom, Adel Al-Saleh, CEO T-Systems, and Pat Gelsinger, CEO VMware, team up to build virtual data centers with VMware Cloud on AWS.

"The cloud world is hybrid, with most companies using multiple platforms and services," explained T-Systems CEO Adel Al-Saleh. "I'm pleased that we are expanding our long-standing partnership with VMware. VMware is a leader in cloud infrastructure. AWS offers the largest public cloud. Our new managed service offering for VMware Cloud on AWS allows our clients to benefit from the AWS cloud while maximizing their existing investments in VMware."

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, said: “VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to quickly realize business value from the hybrid cloud, by providing the same architecture and operational experience across private and public clouds. We are pleased to see T-Systems offer managed services for VMware Cloud on AWS, empowering organizations to accelerate cloud adoption, modernize their data center environments and increase IT efficiency.”

With VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can quickly add a virtual datacenter in the public cloud to their on-premise datacenters. The service, managed by T-Systems, allows data and applications to be moved between a VMware private cloud and the AWS public cloud. VMware has built a solution that can map a complete data center on top of AWS bare metal infrastructure. With these capabilities, companies can increase their IT resources around the globe quickly and cost-effectively without having to invest in their own data centers, and take advantage of existing teams, skill sets, tools and processes (see chart below*). 

T-Systems Managed Cloud Services

T-Systems Managed Cloud Services

As a Premier-level VMware Cloud Provider Partner for five years running, T Systems is strategically and technically aligned to VMware. By leveraging VMware’s Managed Service Provider model, T-Systems has the possibility to offer a robust portfolio of managed services for VMware solutions. VMware Cloud on AWS from T-Systems is its initial offering, with more planned for the future.  

In November 2018, T-Systems began offering Managed Cloud Services for AWS. This highlights T-Systems' strategy of supporting its business customers with the intelligent management of infrastructures and services: locally, in the private cloud and in the public cloud. 

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