GDPR-compliance, IT governance and cloud compliance are essential for the virtualization of business-critical applications. It’s no coincidence that KPMG and Bitkom cite data protection as the top criteria when it comes to the question: Which is the right cloud provider? Most big companies opt for a dedicated environment in the private cloud, but what about the speed?
Feels like a public cloud
In terms of scalability, the private cloud has long been considered sluggish in comparison to its public counterpart. The new generation breaks away from this perception with everything being entirely software-defined. The high level of individualization and maximum security and compliance remain, along with guaranteed availability and service level agreements. And yet: Deployment is significantly accelerated. The IT resources are now available at the touch of a button in the private cloud as well – virtually a private environment with the look and feel of a public cloud. For companies, this means greater speed and greater agility.
Private cloud as a springboard into hybrid infrastructure
Although the new private cloud represents a crucial step forward, it is not set to replace the public cloud. Its high-quality standardization, cost benefits and location independence make the open infrastructure ideal for many scenarios. The future therefore lies in a hybrid solution. Nevertheless, the newly achieved speed makes the private cloud an ideal basis for seamless integration of existing systems and processes into the hybrid cloud. An agile and flexible framework, the future cloud infrastructure, is therefore also at the center of the hybrid@scale approach followed by T-Systems.
The goal: the cloud infrastructure of the future
The future cloud infrastructure is based on three different base technologies: VMware, OpenStack and Microsoft Azure Stack. These form the core of the advanced private cloud. For the migration, the whole environment is initially moved to this platform. The data is kept either in T-Systems’ highly secure data centers or in the “in-house cloud”, i.e. on the client’s premises. It is from here the IT landscape is optimized, and only then are the individual components transferred into the public cloud. The advantage: The transformation takes place in a much faster, more structured way. At the same time, a highly scalable hybrid cloud environment emerges that not only can be expanded into the multi-cloud as required, but also meets all requirements in terms of compliance, trusted security and speed.