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Major contract: Tech Data moves to the cloud with T-Systems

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  • Tech Data migrates conventional IT services to the cloud
  • Major contract has substantial volume in the double-digit million range
  • Cross-industries trend: more and more customers keen on German cloud

Tech Data, one of the world's largest IT wholesale distributors, has awarded T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer arm, a major contract with a substantial volume in the double-digit million range. The project specifically aims to migrate the existing IT systems in Europe to the cloud.

Cloud computing is an essential part of Tech Data’s strategy – for our own IT systems and e-business tools in order to gain flexibility and innovation power", explains Tech Data's CIO Europe Philippe Bosquier. “T-Systems as a cloud leader in Europe helps us with dynamic services to respond immediately to market changes in our product assortment. This accelerates pricing and logistics significantly, two major criteria for our customers with which we can score as an IT wholesale distributor.”

“We target to be the leader in cloud computing in Europe”, states Ferri Abolhassan, Director IT Division at T-Systems. “The deal win from Tech Data shows we are on track, and most importantly, that our customers value our quality with the highest satisfaction index in our company’s history, a benchmark for our industry.”

The agreement with Tech Data is a continuation of T-Systems' success story of providing cloud services for customers across various industries. Shortly before, Union Investment awarded T-Systems a major deal in order to move the asset manager’s classic IT systems into the German cloud. Additionally, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) had entrusted T-Systems with the task of gradually migrating their conventional data center and infrastructure services as well as databases, applications and middleware to the cloud. Likewise, Swiss-based aviation services provider Jet Aviation and elevator and escalator manufacturer KONE have recently outsourced IT services to T Systems' cloud-based platform.

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies."

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.

About T-Systems
Deutsche Telekom considers the European business customer segment a strategic growth area. It offers small, medium-sized and multinational companies ICT solutions for an increasingly complex digital world. In addition to services from the cloud, the range of services centers around M2M, security solutions, complementary mobile communications and fixed-network products, and solutions for virtual collaboration and IT platforms, all of which form the basis for our customers' digital business models. The corporate customers unit (T-Systems) and its 47,800 employees around the world generated revenue of around 8.6 billion euros in the 2014 financial year.

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