- Digital workbench in the cloud for software developers
- Combination of platform and backend as a service
For fast and secure digitization, T-Systems and Apinauten GmbH now offer enterprise IT developers a fully equipped workbench in the cloud. The digital services platform is a combination of the AppAgile and ApiOmat solutions. AppAgile is a PaaS solution that provides IT developers with a technical development environment, whereas ApiOmat serves as a BaaS (Backend as a Service) solution which supports software developers in transforming digital processes end-to-end into the form of mobile apps and websites. The platform scales automatically and is run in a German data center in compliance with strict security and data privacy regulations.
The digitization of business processes – or even complete business models – involves a transition to digital services so that enterprises can react to dynamic markets quickly, with high levels of flexibility and security. Denis Loh, software architect for mobile apps at T Systems MMS, explains: "The trend is moving in the direction of 'mobile first.' In other words, the top priority is ensuring the extremely fast development and deployment of mobile applications. We can dramatically accelerate the entire process with ApiOmat." For example, ApiOmat reduces dependence on backend development, and at the same time its modular components can be used to resolve repetitive problems with very little effort. "When it comes to our core focus on the Internet of Things, where an extremely large number of backends is often required, we can come up with apps in just a few months," says Loh.
The advantages of both solutions stem from high flexibility and agility. Customers realize their projects much faster, and adding more functions is also easier. "AppAgile enables us to give our customers the ability to set up their own ApiOmat installations," says Andreas Fey, CTO of Apinauten GmbH, which is headquartered in Leipzig (Germany) and Palo Alto (USA). "The scalability of the solution is fast and easy thanks to the use of standard technologies, and this also makes for fully automated maintenance and service tasks."
AppAgile in detail
AppAgile is a modular Platform-as-a-Service offering (PaaS) that combines technical development platforms with quickly available business applications from the cloud. With AppAgile, T Systems provides preconfigured middleware products such as database servers, application servers and web servers. These can be accessed and used within seconds. The platform coordinates Java and database workload operation and provides containers for inhouse application developments. Industry application packages are also available for different departments. These are easy to access, have a modular structure and are regularly expanded.
ApiOmat in detail
ApiOmat is a holistic software platform that gives enterprises the ability to realize digital business processes much faster and operate them with ample security, not to mention functions for integrating these processes in existing IT systems. ApiOmat also supports product managers when it comes to digital process operations.
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 business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has around 225,200 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 69.2 billion in the 2015 financial year – around 64 percent of it outside Germany.
As one of the leading global ICT service providers, T-Systems supplies integrated solutions for business customers. These 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 the strictest German data protection regulations, as demanded by our customers. With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 46,000 employees, and external revenue of 7.1 billion euros (2015), T-Systems is the ideal partner for digital transformation. Alongside traditional ICT services, T-Systems' portfolio also offers cloud access, custom infrastructure, and platforms and software from the cloud, alongside innovation projects in future business areas such as big data, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and Industry 4.0.