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Open Telekom Cloud

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  • Computing, storage, network and security services from a public cloud
  • Available at short notice, scalable to your needs
  • Easily integrated into existing IT infrastructures
  • Hosted at cloud data centers in Germany
  • At least 99.95 percent availability
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Better and more cost-efficient than comparable offerings

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is an attractive source of low-cost and flexible on-demand IT resources; and public-cloud solutions hosted by US-based providers have proved very popular. But there are misgivings about such offerings – particularly since the European Court of Justice ruled the Safe Harbor agreement invalid. Against this background, cloud services retain their appeal, but only in combination with robust data privacy and security. For this reason, many businesses continue to use private-cloud solutions, even for highly standardized infrastructure resources – and miss out on the many benefits of public clouds.

The benefits of a public cloud combined with the security of a private cloud

There is now an answer to this dilemma: the Open Telekom Cloud – a public-cloud IaaS offering from T-Systems and its hardware and solution partner Huawei. The Open Telekom Cloud combines the cost-efficiency of public-cloud services with strict German data-protection standards – and with total scalability. The public-cloud services it offers meet the data security and privacy requirements of corporate customers, with German legislation governing the data, the contracts, and the services themselves. Resources from the Open Telekom Cloud can be integrated into existing IT environments via standard interfaces. The offering includes computing, storage, network, security, and management services. Resources from the Open Telekom Cloud can be provisioned and scaled up and down within minutes, offering immense flexibility.
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Logo NZR

The customer

The NZR group consists of six business units. Some 180 employees cover the entire spectrum of energy metering. Founded in 1933, the family-run business has primarily two types of customer: Electronics wholesalers look to the market leader NZR for its extensive portfolio of metering technology like electricity meters, coin-operated meters and energy optimization systems. And several energy providers also rely on the company based in the German state of Lower Saxony for power, water, heating and gas meters, as well as repair, calibration, financing, logistics and installation services.

The challenge

Energy efficiency is gaining in importance and NZR has developed smart energy management software to tap into this trend. The company noticed that customers do not like to concern themselves with the IT framework behind the technology. So NZR decided to look for a partner that would be able to make the application cloud-ready and also had the IT capacity to realize its operation.

The solution

Thanks to its scalability, the Open Telekom Cloud flexibly provides exactly the IT resources needed while offering comprehensive security features. Moreover, NZR can depend on individual support at all times.

The benefits

NZR customers are convinced: Industrial companies are improving energy efficiency while energy utilities are benefiting from remote meter reading – and they are able to manage all of that without burdening their own IT departments. For NZR this means increased customer satisfaction, higher sales and new business opportunities.
Logo boot.AI

The customer

boot.AI helps companies to leverage their dormant potential using artificial intelligence.  The start-up develops AI systems that analyze and optimize processes. It’s not uncommon for companies to generate completely new business fields as a result. The Düsseldorf-based company gets the necessary IT resources for its artificial intelligence from the Open Telekom Cloud.

The challenge

  • Initially, the start-up used IT resources from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • However, customers made a higher level of data security and data protection a prerequisite before working with the company.
  • This prompted boot.AI to look for a new cloud provider with certified German data centers.

The solution

  • Open Telekom Cloud from redundant, multi-certified data centers in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
  • boot.AI uses Bare Metal Servers with 2 x 14 processor cores, 512 GB RAM and eight P100 Nvidia graphics cards.
  • Document Database Service (DDS) based on the MongoDB NoSQL database directly from the Open Telekom Cloud.

The benefits

  • Simultaneous analysis of millions of data sets without having to load them into the memory first.
  • boot.AI does not need to set up and operate its own database server, the MongoDB database scales automatically as required.
  • boot.AI customers use AI with the highest level of data security and data protection.
Logo DataLovers AG

The customer

DATAlovers has set itself the goal of optimizing sales. To support salespeople, the start-up’s artificial intelligence generates precise lists of potential customers that could be interested in a product or solution. For salespeople this means significantly more successful cold calling. The technical basis of the solution: the Open Telekom Cloud.

The challenge

  • DATAlovers requires capacity from a public cloud for webcrawling, storage and data analysis
  • Fluctuating demand for computing resources depending on the order situation
  • High network bandwidth requirements
  • Customers demand the highest level of data security and data protection
  • Therefore DATAlovers searched for a new cloud partner

The solution

  • IT capacity from the Open Telekom Cloud
  • Flexible performance: DATAlovers uses up to 120 virtual machines and scales according to need
  • The start-up uses Flavors that are specifically tailored to artificial intelligence and Big Data Analytics
  • DATAlovers stores large volumes of data for comprehensive analyses in the secure and cost-effective Object Storage

The benefits

  • DATAlovers is immediately ready to deliver at any time; no matter how many analysis jobs are pending, the IT infrastructure scales with the business situation
  • Highest possible level of data security and data protection
  • High bandwidth for good connectivity and fast results
  • As a result, DATAlovers now has the best possible technological basis for further success
Logo Salzburg Research

The customer

Salzburg Research uses GPS data to calculate and analyze the traffic situation in the Austrian federal states of Salzburg and Tyrol. To do so, the research institute uses data from fleet operators, sensors along roads or those of motorists and public transport. The data helps to optimize traffic flows and traffic planning. The basis for data storage and processing: the Open Telekom Cloud.

The challenge

  • Other providers like Google Maps only show traffic data, but the data cannot be used for traffic planning.
  • Salzburg Research looked for a cloud solution for the StauFux-App as well as for data storage and processing.
  • The previous IT was not up to the task.
  • The cloud solution was to be flexibly scalable to accommodate new fleets

The solution

  • The platform and the app run in the Open Telekom Cloud.
  • The data from the fleet vehicles’ telematic systems, the app and road sensors are transferred to the Open Telekom Cloud and processed securely.
  • Traffic officials are given
  • access to historical traffic data to help them better plan construction measures.

The benefits

  • The institute can flexibly book IT resources and can thus add new fleets to the project, which contribute their data from telematic systems.
  • Telekom’s high security German data centers.
  • No more need for own hardware.
  • Fail-safe thanks to 99.95% availability.
  • Billing according to use.
Logo Particulate

The customer

Particulate combines marketing with social engagement. The start-up from Koblenz, Germany, develops donation platforms with a fictitious donations currency – SocialCoins – for companies. Customers can donate the SocialCoins to selected projects and become the company's brand ambassador, while donations are distributed more democratically. For the operation of the platform, the founders opted for the IT resources of the Open Telekom Cloud.

The challenge

  • Particulate needed capacities from a public cloud to operate the platform
  • Customers demanded highest levels of data security and data protection
  • The previous platform operated by ProfitBricks was no longer sufficient
  • Small rented root servers were too expensive and inflexible because fast scaling was not possible
  • The company looked for a secure cloud solution that could scale flexibly

The solution

  • IT capacities from the Open Telecom Cloud
  • Flexible performance thanks to Auto Scaling: Particulate uses up to eight virtual machines, depending on need
  • Particulate uses Compute-II (c2) instances, each with 2 CPU and 4GB RAM
  • Particulate stores the data volumes in the secure and inexpensive Object Based Storage (OBS)

The benefits

  • When data volumes are high, the IT infrastructure scales automatically
  • Highest possible levels of data security and data protection
  • Particulate no longer needs its own servers
  • A direct contact person is available for architecture questions

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Cloud services governed by German legislation

IDC’s 2014 survey, Hybrid Cloud in Germany, revealed that many businesses are concerned they will not be able to meet statutory data-protection requirements. As a result, senior IT executives have a strong preference for providers who operate data centers in Germany (50 percent), conclude contracts in accordance with German legislation (48 percent), and encrypt data prior to transmission (44 percent).

Secure and flexible

The Open Telekom Cloud addresses the data privacy and security requirements of businesses. T-Systems hosts the public cloud in a cutting-edge cloud data center near Magdeburg that commenced operations in 2014. Where required, data can be replicated to a twin site in Magdeburg, offering maximum levels of security for sensitive data. The buildings are protected by the latest security systems, and physical access is strictly controlled. Together, the two data centers can currently support about 30,000 servers on 5,400 square meters of space. The sites can be potentially expanded to nearly 40,000 square meters. 

Pay-as-you-go services charged by the minute

Two pricing models are available with the Open Telekom Cloud: With Open Elastic, customers only pay for the resources they actually use. Resource consumption is measured and charged by the minute. The Reserved model allows customers to order resources for a period of 12, 24 or 36 months. They can decide whether to pay on a monthly basis or upfront. Customers who pay in advance enjoy significant discounts.

Complete package available

Moreover, T-Systems offers a complete package of cloud services encompassing the Open Telekom Cloud, the existing private-cloud portfolio, wide (WAN) and local area networks (LAN). Services based on our extensive experience transforming customers’ legacy environments, such as Cloudifier, Cloud Integration Center and AppAgile, are complementing the package.

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