Hybrid Collaboration brings together Office 365 and Dynamic Services for Collaboration from the private cloud.

The new roof for collaboration

Hybrid Collaboration combines the public and the private cloud

  • Maximum flexibility for users of collaboration applications
  • Combination of Office 365 in the public cloud and Dynamic Services for Collaboration in the private cloud
  • Flexible Microsoft applications
  • Central management interface for all collaboration environments
  • Simple moving of users and groups between the clouds
  • End-to-end services in an all-round worry-free package

Two million Collaboration users under one roof

Hybrid Collaboration from T-Systems is the ideal solution for enterprises that wish to collaborate worldwide across borders and boundaries. Hybrid Collaboration combines the standardized Microsoft Office 365 from the public cloud with the flexible, secure Dynamic Services for Collaboration from the T-Systems private cloud.

An all-round success thanks to end-to-end services

The all-round Hybrid Collaboration service comprises a modular portfolio consisting of consulting, migration, implementation and operation of the hybrid world. This ensures from the outset that the combined solution perfectly meets the enterprise’s individual needs in terms of technology, app functionality, security, and compliance. Tried and tested, consistent migration scenarios at predictable costs mean that the often-feared process of migration, such as from Notes to Exchange, is made transparent and its risks are minimized. To ensure that, T-Systems contributes experience from migration and operation of Microsoft applications for millions of users. Hybrid scenarios based on Dynamic Services for Collaboration and Office 365 can be implemented comprehensively, with global coverage, including seamless integration with existing systems. Central management of all the solutions integrated in Hybrid Collaboration is responsible for overarching monitoring, troubleshooting and release management. With Hybrid Collaboration’s intuitive self-service approach, enterprises can create users and sites and move users and groups between the clouds.
Usage scenario

How can my company benefit from Hybrid Collaboration?

  • Unique offering, including end-to-end value-added services
  • Combination of private cloud solutions and Office 365 from the German public cloud
  • Maximum scalability from 500 to thousands of users
  • High availability and security standards in certified high-tech twin-core data centers
  • Implementation of a compatible collaboration solution
  • A customized solution for individual requirements thanks to detailed consulting
  • Ideal security, flexibility and value for money
  • The private cloud offers many ways of adapting the Microsoft applications’ functionality
  • Release changes are based on the customers’ wishes and only carried out with their agreement
  • Overarching management by T-Systems covers all phases – from migration to operation
  • Content from private and public clouds as well as on-premise content are pooled under one roof
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting are managed centrally
  • Enterprises use a portal with a single management interface
  • Users can be moved simply from the private to the public cloud and vice versa
  • Enterprises control the flexibility, implementation phase and costs themselves
  • Hybrid Collaboration is extended continuously
  • New functions are constantly added to reflect the requirements concerning modern collaboration

Technical specifications

  • Administration and operating services for the customer’s own Office 365
  • User administration, management of roles and rights of the users/administrators,
  • Active Directory/LDAP structures, etc.
  • Second-level support
  • Incident management: monitoring of the Office 365 environment, ticket tracking, presentation of information in the web portal of T-Systems, or forwarding to the customer’s ticket system
  • Implementation of all changes in Office 365
  • Monitoring of Office 365, the private cloud and its satellites (transfer of location information in compliance with statutory requirements)
  • Connection by means of ADFS
  • Central mail routing for Office 365 and the private cloud (Dynamic Services for Collaboration (DSC)) including encryption
  • Integration of fax and text (SMS) services
  • Consistent archiving
  • Maintenance of global address lists
  • Portal solution for simple configuration from a single interface via private and public clouds
  • Integration of the presence status display from Skype for Business in Office 365 and DSC
  • Assignment of licenses to the services

Hybrid Collaboration offers more than the sum of all its parts

Numerous situations demonstrate why greater flexibility is a must in using collaboration solutions and what scenarios Hybrid Collaboration handles in commanding fashion. They include special requirements for VIP users, as well as the demand that data abroad is not allowed to leave the country. The range extends further: from legally compliant, auditable archiving, the issue of costs, means of integrating SAP systems and M&A solutions, through to the desire to have just one provider responsible for public and private cloud and on-premise solutions, including migration (one-stop shop). Hybrid Collaboration solves these challenges efficiently and securely.

Hybrid Collaboration’s modules

Hybrid Collaboration offers enterprises the best of the existing cloud worlds: a standardized portfolio from the Microsoft public cloud combined with the flexibility of T-Systems’ private cloud. Additional services round out the modular portfolio. Enterprises can choose their personal module for successful, future-proof cloud business from the following services:
  • Consulting services (strategy consulting, cloud readiness check and much more)
  • Migration services
  • Integration services
  • Connectivity solutions (cloud VPN)
  • Security solutions (single sign-on and much more)
  • Backup and recovery solutions
  • Secure messaging solutions
  • Many more services besides
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