Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Deutsche Telekom Launches Public Cloud based on Cisco

Deutsche Telekom launched of a new public cloud service compliant with German data sovereignty legislation. T-Systems, the business division of Deutsche Telekom, will operate and manage the new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering – DSI Intercloud – from its highly secure data centers in Germany.

Services include computing, storage and networking in a pay-as-you-go model through Telekom’s new cloud portal. The service will be available without minimum purchase requirements and contract periods, starting from EUR 0.05 per hour. Additional storage starts at EUR 0.02 per gigabyte.

Deutsche Telekom said its public cloud also creates the foundation for a secure European Internet of Things that offers the highest availability and scalability for real-time analytics. Innovative platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings are slated to follow in the first half of 2016.

Deutsche Telekom's public cloud is based on the Cisco cloud platform and its Intercloud initiative.  Cisco and Telekom will focus on delivering the necessary high availability and scalability for real-time analytics at the edge of the network to make Telekom’s cloud the foundation for innovative IoT experiences.

T-Systems has been providing cloud services for business customers for ten years, including for multinational companies such as Shell, Daimler and Thyssen-Krupp.