Telekom’s subsidiary T-Systems aims to achieve annual revenue of roughly one billion euros, or one seventh of its total revenue, with its cloud business in 2015. T-Systems had cloud revenue of about 400 million euros in 2012.
T-Systems cited a number of hosting and cloud service contracts signed in recent months, including deals with Shell, BP and the Presbyterian health care system in the United States, the Swiss group Georg Fische, Spain's SEAT, and British American Tobacco (BAT).
"The trend toward cloud solutions can be seen even today from major orders placed by corporations," said Telekom Board member and T-Systems CEO Reinhard Clemens.
- In December 2012, T-Systems announced plans to simplify its organizational structure from four business areas to two: Sales and Delivery. T-Systems said it is taking this approach to improve agility in helping its enterprise customers adapt for the cloud.
- In October 2012, T-Systems began construction of Germany's largest data center -- a massive facility that will be built on a surface area the size of approximately 30 soccer fields (i.e., 150,000m2) in Biere, Saxony-Anhalt. The new facility, which will be the 90th data center operated by T-Systems , will be a twin of another data center already running in Magdeburg. The new construction in Biere will form a "TwinCore" -- in the event of any disruption, the twin facility can immediately take over.