- Azure Deutschland and Office 365 Deutschland available immediately from Deutsche Telekom, from certified German data centers
- Data trustee T-Systems controls access to customer data
- Data to be stored exclusively in Germany
Effective immediately, Deutsche Telekom is launching sales for the cloud offers Microsoft Azure Deutschland and Office 365 Deutschland from German data centers. What's special about this is that, as the business customer arm of Deutsche Telekom, T-Systems acts as data trustee here. All data that is processed in the data centers as part of this offering is subject to Germany's strict data privacy laws.
"The superior Microsoft Cloud Deutschland with T-Systems as data trustee supports German companies as well as many public-sector customers in meeting their strict compliance requirements," said Hagen Rickmann, Director at Telekom Deutschland. "Whether SME, major corporation or city government: we offer our customers custom-tailored solutions for their individual needs in the Microsoft Cloud."
Office 365 Deutschland from Deutsche Telekom offers customers business e-mail and document management as well as other tools for communication and team work, and always the most up-to-date Office client applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. – with data privacy "made in Germany" and all-round service for business customers. All updates are included in the package automatically. Office 365 can be tested for 30 days with no further obligations. The full package is available from EUR 9.95 per month (www.telekom.de/office-365).
Configuration and migration service
A special feature of this offering is the professional support for customers by Deutsche Telekom's Microsoft-certified experts. Customers also receive assistance in booking and configuring Azure Deutschland and Office 365 Deutschland and a (free of charge) hotline is available for business applications such as Office 365.
For companies without their own IT infrastructure, Deutsche Telekom takes care of the full PC configuration – for example, integrating a company's domains, configuring mailboxes and the videoconferencing function, configuring Outlook and the migration of existing e-mail, calendars and contacts. For companies with their own IT infrastructure, Deutsche Telekom offers a technical concept for migrating mailboxes from the company's Exchange server to Exchange Online or Office 365 (Deutschland), including integrating the company's domains, configuration with the active directory and migration of the data.
Access controlled by data trustee
As data trustee, T-Systems controls access to customer data. Microsoft cannot access the data without the consent of the data trustee or the customer in question. Where the data trustee gives its consent, Microsoft receives only time-limited access to the data and only under the trustee’s supervision.
Certified T-Systems experts in two cloud control centers in Berlin and Magdeburg control the data centers for the Microsoft Cloud Deutschland. If one control center fails, the redundant structure ensures that operations continue uninterrupted. The experts also monitor the hardware, which is subject to Microsoft's global standard for the security and operation of data centers.
Experts will be presenting the Microsoft offerings by Deutsche Telekom at CeBIT in Hanover. They include the AppAgile development platform, which T Systems recently launched, based on Microsoft Azure.
Cloud Task Force for security, data privacy and compliance matters
The importance that Deutsche Telekom ascribes to the issue of data privacy and compliance is also underlined by the establishment of a Cloud Task Force within the Group. This task force convenes experts to discuss questions of data privacy, security, legal issues and compliance.
"Our sales colleagues are asked again and again: are these services really secure? On what legal basis are they regulated? How is customer data protected? And can foreign security services gain access to the content," says Olaf Vogel, Group Legal Services and head of the task force at Deutsche Telekom. "With our new Cloud Task Force, we are establishing central points of contact who can answer all questions in these areas, even for complex cloud infrastructures and constellations." Initially conceived to consult on the development and sales of cloud solutions, the task force is also involved in the industry association Bitkom.
„Digitization. Simply. Make it happen” - experience our products and services live at CeBIT from March 20 - 24 at the Deutsche Telekom stand in hall 4, stand C38. Deutsche Telekom's entire presence at the trade fair is carbon-neutral: All CO2 emissions generated in setting up and operating the stand are offset fully by carbon-reduction projects abroad.
Digitization thinkers and leaders discuss their hands-on experiences in top-class talk formats. Information about the program and participants can be found at telekom.com/cebit.