Sunday, December 2, 2012

Deutsche Telekom Expands Cloud Marketplace with Box, Microsoft Office 365

Deutsche Telekom announced cloud service partnerships with Box and Microsoft Office 365.  Specifically, Deutsche Telekom is now offering Box Business in its cloud marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses. It will also soon offer Microsoft Office 365 as a cloud collaboration service.

"Secure cloud solutions are a significant part of our Group strategy for more growth,” says Dirk Backofen, who is the person responsible for Deutsche Telekom’s cloud business. “When it comes to the cloud, there’s a clear trend: After the initial tendency to use the cloud purely for storing data, things are now moving towards collaboration. The cloud brings people together,” he says. The advantage for customers is that Deutsche Telekom offers them a complete end-to-end cloud service and provides everything from a single source: Bandwidth, storage space and processing capacity, applications, expertise, independence from operating systems and high security. Cloud services are an important building block, from which Deutsche Telekom will generate revenues in new areas over the coming years.

Since launching its cloud marketplace inthe middle of the year, DT has registered 7,500 customers.  The marketplace now offers more than 20 cloud services in areas such as accounting, storage space or video conferencing, with plans for 40 offers by the next CeBIT trade fair.

In addition, Deutsche Telekom has included integrated music services from Spotify into its cloud.

  • In August, T-Systems is became one of the first partners for VMware vCloud Data Center Services, which is being integrated into the T-Systems' Dynamic cloud portfolio. The carrier is the first to offer this capability in Europe.
    vCloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution that allows companies to expand their internal IT resources with the cloud capacities of T-Systems. AutoScouts24, an online car marketplace for Europe, is the first customer. Actum/G2, one of the leading digital marketing agencies in the Czech Republic, is another customer.