- T-Systems joins Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network
- Expansion of cloud portfolio in secure T-Systems data centers
- Data privacy and compliance in accordance with German law
T-Systems and Microsoft Corporation are combining their expertise in cloud computing to enable T-Systems to offer hybrid cloud services. Building on their long-standing alliance, the two companies are now joining their efforts to provide hybrid cloud services to large customers in Germany and the European market. Deutsche Telekom (DT) already offers SME customers cloud-based Microsoft products, and this relationship extends the collaboration. Going forward, customers will be able to use Microsoft products via the DT subsidiary’s secure data centers. A hybrid cloud approach - a combination of the private and public cloud - will allow customers to take advantage of cost-effective Microsoft infrastructure and move data from the public cloud seamlessly into the highly protected T-Systems private cloud, or vice versa. Customers can decide at any time which data they especially want to protect in a private cloud. T-Systems’ data centers in Germany are subject to the strict German regulations for data privacy and compliance. The combination of the different cloud offers guarantees that business customers get the highest levels of security and availability, as well as full flexibility. Infrastructure, collaboration, big data The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary brings its years of expertise in the operation of data centers and IT services to the relationship, as well as its competence in the provisioning of dynamic ICT services. T-Systems has also expanded its portfolio as a provider of cloud services and can therefore offer customers services that they need for their business. "By signing this agreement, we are raising the cooperation with Microsoft to a new level," said Hagen Rickmann Director Sales at T-Systems. "Together we can offer our customers attractive products and the best of different computing worlds." The parties will focus their joint work under this agreement in three areas: infrastructure, business collaboration, and big data. "With the Cloud OS Platform, Microsoft offers a comprehensive technology across customer datacenters, service provider clouds and Windows Azure, based on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2 and the Windows Azure Pack. This platform can enable the future of hybrid cloud scenarios. Especially with T-Systems, which is strong in the enterprise space, customers in Germany and Europe can take advantage of cloud services that adhere to German security and compliance laws," explained Kai Göttmann, Director Server, Tools and Cloud at Microsoft.
About Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with 140 million mobile customers, over 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2013). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012). About T-Systems Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The company's some 52,700 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers’ core business all over the world. T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 10 billion in the 2012 financial year.