The Open Telekom Cloud – More power, new services

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  • Fast shifting of entire application landscapes, with the new "Cloud Container Engine" service
  • A new high-performance option – "High Performance Flavor" – for major computing tasks
  • Expanded to include relational databases, available on a lease basis
  • Market Analysts name Deutsche Telekom a market leader for cloud services

Just 100 days after being launched, Deutsche Telekom's Public Cloud has added three new services: a relational database that is easy to set up and expand; a new Cloud Container service with which users can shift entire application landscapes at the press of a button; and a high-performance option for large-scale data processing. The latter option, named "High Performance Flavor," is available starting at 16.7 euro cents per hour, for two virtual machines (vCPUs), and it can include up to 32 vCPUs and 64 GB RAM. High Performance Flavor is designed especially for complex, large-scale computing operations and simulations – such as those carried out by particle physicists, for example. As it happens, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is already using this new service.

"Our new European Public Cloud offers top performance at competitive prices. And its presence in the market is definitely being noticed," states Andreas Falkner, Vice President Open Telekom Cloud at T-Systems.

Choose from among 28 "Cloud Flavors"
The computing resources are offered with no minimum usage/purchase levels or minimum contract periods. Users pay only for the resources they actually use, i.e. the framework is "pay as you go." Open Telekom Cloud customers can choose from among 28 pre-configured machines, the "Flavors." The most reasonably priced virtual machine, with one vCPU and 1 GB RAM, is available for 0.9 euro cents per hour. It includes the OpenLinux operating system free of charge. The newly added relational database is available starting at three cents per hour. Companies can query the database directly, for reports, using the standard MySQL interface. The highest-performance database, with a total of 16 kernels and 32 GB RAM, is available for just under one euro per hour.

Top marks for Deutsche Telekom and its cloud infrastructure services
In recent studies, leading analyst firms have confirmed that Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems have top market positions in cloud computing. Analysts at Crisp Research, for example, named T-Systems the best provider for Managed Public Cloud services in the "Enterprise Workloads" category. In the Experton Benchmark rankings, Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems earned top places a total of twelve times. Significantly, the Deutsche Telekom Group came in first, ahead of 150 other cloud-services providers, in the "Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)" and "Software as a Service (SaaS)" categories. In the public-cloud market, Experton now sees Deutsche Telekom as an important counterweight to the major American providers. And Gartner has again named T-Systems as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe, ratings.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines and around 18 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2015). The Group provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet and Internet-based TV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for businesses and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom has a presence in more than 50 countries and employs about 225,200 people worldwide. The Group generated revenues of 69.2 billion euros in the 2015 financial year – roughly 64 percent of it outside Germany.

About T-Systems
As one of the leading global ICT service providers, T-Systems supplies integrated solutions for business customers. These solutions are based on global offerings in fixed-network and mobile communications, highly secure data centers, a unique cloud infrastructure built around standardized platforms and global partnerships, and top security in line with Germany's strict data protection regulations in response to customer demand. With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 46,000 employees, and external revenue of 7.1 billion euros (2015), T-Systems is your ideal partner in digital transformation. Alongside traditional ICT services, T-Systems' portfolio also offers cloud access, custom infrastructure, and platforms and software from the cloud, as well as innovative projects in promising new business areas such as big data, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and Industry 4.0.