At one of the most important cloud computing events in China, T-Systems presented information about its digital transformation, its collaboration with Huawei and its contribution to the "Digital Silk Road".
More than 10,000 participants were counted at the Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai on September 18th and 19th. T-Systems had a strong showing, with presentations, workshops and its own trade fair stand. In his speech, Jörn Kellermann, SVP Computing Services and Solutions, spoke of the digital transformation, collaboration between Huawei and T-Systems and the "Digital Silk Road."
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei announced the expansion of their partnership for private cloud services at the last CeBIT. In June, the two companies announced another expansion, to include public cloud services. Deutsche Telekom is now extending its public cloud offerings to the Chinese market. T-Systems introduced its infrastructure service at the Huawei Cloud Congress: the Telekom cloud services combine Huawei hardware with high-security T-Systems operations at a data center in Germany. The first customers in Germany are already piloting the offering. The cloud service is targeted for market readiness at CeBIT 2016.
"With our offering, customers receive both cost-effective resources and the quality and security of German data centers," said Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, Managing Director at T-Systems and responsible for the IT Division. "We are presenting it in Shanghai to support Chinese customers in expanding their European business. In a second step, we also plan to take the opposite direction and support European companies on their way to China. This makes us one of the first companies in Germany to contribute actively to the "Digital Silk Road." The two companies also conduct joint research and development of new cloud solutions. Experts expect the Chinese cloud computing market to grow at 30 percent annually up to 2018.
The "Digital Silk Road" is an initiative of the Chinese cyberspace authority. Its aim is to enable companies along the Silk Road to participate in digitization and ultimately strengthen trade ties between China and Europe. The "Digital Silk Road" initiative links two existing programs, "New Silk Road" and "Internet Plus." In the "New Silk Road" project, the Chinese government is investing billions in upgrades to roads, rails and sea routes between the Orient and the Occident. The first rail connection from China to Duisburg is already up and running. The aim of the "Internet Plus" program is to digitize traditional industries as quickly as possible. The Chinese cyberspace authority launched the new initiative in July.