T-Systems’ public cloud provides companies with computing, storage, networking, and security. Resources can be booked quickly and flexibly as required, and they can be easily integrated into existing infrastructures.
Today, the public cloud is increasingly offering businesses an alternative to private cloud and on-premises solutions. A recent survey by LogicMonitor predicts that 41 percent of businesses will run workloads on public cloud platforms by 2020. A further 20 percent are expected to be based in private clouds, with another 22 percent running on hybrid cloud platforms by 2020. As the most important and decisive criterion for a cloud service provider, the subject of data protection is at the very top of our agenda. According to Bitkom, compliance with basic data protection regulation is indispensable for nearly all companies (97 percent), and around three quarters say that their cloud provider must be headquartered in the EU.
Business-critical applications have to be fail-safe. This is generally achieved through a redundant system whereby applications are spread across different data center locations. Taking a hybrid approach means companies can use the Open Telekom Cloud as a disaster recovery site. Infrastructural operations are separated at the local level, making the enterprise application even more fail-safe.
The capacities made available to us by Open Telekom Cloud enable us to quickly set up our accelerator in the cloud and configure it according to the customer’s application scenario.
The easiest path to a hybrid cloud landscape is the Open Telekom Cloud Hybrid Solution, which also allows companies to use Open Telekom Cloud locally as a private cloud stored on dedicated servers. Deutsche Telekom operates the Open Telekom Cloud’s private instances in two ways: either in its own data centers, which are accessed by companies via a secure connection, or Telekom can implement and operate the necessary servers directly in the customer’s own data center, if required.
Open Telekom Cloud’s comprehensive service set offers a wide range of applications for every industry: no matter whether a company is looking to operate web services or company applications, or to archive data long-term and cost-effectively. The Open Telekom Cloud is also suitable for ensuring fast access to resources for testing, development, or simulations.
One startup relies on Open Telekom Cloud to help them make comprehensive analyses of MRI scans. The MRI images are transmitted in encrypted form via the internet to Deutsche Telekom’s highly secure data centers, where they are then analyzed: intelligent cloud technology marks conspicuous features on the images, supplementing them with meta information before sending them back to the doctor.
UFA is the market leader in German film and television production. In the past, vans transported film material across Germany between film location, headquarters, and archive. Today, film teams transfer their footage to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. From there it reaches the public cloud via the internet. Transports between shooting location, headquarters, and archive are reduced, saving both time and money. Post-production staff can access and work directly with raw material from anywhere, with finished video material automatically archived in the cloud.
To prepare for the future, companies need four building blocks: connectivity, cloud and IT infrastructure, security, and digitalization. Telekom’s Public Cloud offers infrastructure as a service, from German data centers.