Monday, December 2, 2013

T-Systems Unifies onto Dynamic Cloud Platform with Cisco

Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems will operate all cloud solutions on a single Dynamic Cloud Platform (DCP), which it plans to launch shortly. The unified platform, which will begin operations in Munich, will support all of the company's cloud offers, including Infrastructure as a Service, Collaboration as a Service and Software as a Service.

T-Systems' Dynamic Cloud Platform (DCP) was developed by Cisco.  The DCP is fully IPv6-capable and features redundant 10GbE fiber connections between all components with quality of service for data prioritization. All DCP locations are constructed according to the twin core principle, which ensures that backups are always stored in a second data center.

The Dynamic Cloud Platform promises to reduce operating expenses for T-System thanks to standardization.  Automated processes will make it easier to launch new services within a few hours or days

T-Systems said it will work closely with customers to gradually migrate systems that were spread over multiple cloud platforms to the new environment.  T-Systems plans to roll out the platform to its data center in Houston (USA) later this year, followed by Frankfurt. If demand rises Magdeburg (Germany) will be next, as well as a data center in the Asia-Pacific region.

"Converting to other systems is generally burdensome and generates high costs and downtime. Thanks to the Dynamic Cloud Platform, this will no longer be a problem for growing customers who need more capacity," says Ferri Abolhassan, Director of Production and Board member at T-Systems. "Customers can combine cloud services flexibly and use them as needed. This means better service and more comfort for the more than 12,000 different customer landscapes that can now be operated in one data center."