The rise of the multi-cloud

Cloud Computing – the next level

The private cloud has already established itself within companies as the basis for successful digitization. But now business users are turning their attention to the public cloud. The new goal: creation of a cloud infrastructure that not only combines both worlds, but also the best services from different cloud offerings.

Not all cloud computing solutions are the same

More than two thirds of companies already use cloud computing, according to a recent study by Bitkom and KPMG. And the private cloud is still the first choice. But the corporate world's interest in the public cloud is also growing. Where does the sudden courage to take the next step come from? That's easy: Technologies like Blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are no longer topics of the future, they have already become reality. However, in order to simultaneously realize groundbreaking business visions and models, achieve greater efficiency, adapt flexibly to the market and fully exploit the new possibilities of innovative technologies, the cloud must be able to do more.

The multi-cloud is on it's way to becoming a standard

There's a reason why large analyst companies like Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) see an important trend in addition to new IoT, robotic and AI technologies: Multi-clouds and the migration to the public cloud. An increasing number of companies are not only relying on different cloud computing models, but also on different providers - depending on the area of application. Thanks to the multi-cloud, companies can create the best mix for themselves – a so-called "best-of-breed". And this in turn creates entirely new cloud ecosystems.

Managing cloud ecosystems

But which infrastructure is the right option for which setting? How can different services, technologies and processes be integrated into an ecosystem? Who keeps track of hybrid and multi-cloud environments? And what about compliance? These are just some of the challenges IT departments face. This is precisely where T-Systems comes in: With experienced cloud computing experts who support customers wherever they currently are. The offer a portfolio that combines different operating models and cloud offerings with comprehensive managed services – including secure connections as part of cloud connectivity.

From the traditional infrastructure to the public cloud

T-Systems provides all the components needed for a future-proof IT infrastructure – be it for fail-safe operation, the use of traditional business software like SAP or the integration of new technologies such as SAP HANA or IoT applications.  On the one side there is traditional IT, from outsourcing to housing services and mainframe infrastructures. On the other side a dynamic, private cloud platform, which is continuously being further developed, as well as an extensive public cloud ecosystem. The latter includes not only our own Open Telekom cloud, but also platforms from partners such as AWS, Microsoft and VMware. The best foundation not only for hybrid solutions, but also multi-cloud scenarios that fully meet specific customer needs, in order to benefit from significant economies of scale.

Security is a must

Unlike those for consumers, infrastructure and cloud solutions for businesses are designed for strong security and are seamlessly integrated. Redundant data centers based in Germany, such as the TwinCore data center in Biere/Magdeburg, ensure data protection in accordance with German law as well as maximum availability and performance. All data and infrastructures are mirrored in a second data center. If there is a failure, the twin will step in. This ensures maximum data security and reliability. And it is only at this level that companies can build a functioning cloud ecosystem on the basis of a highly secure infrastructure and private cloud elements.