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Future Cloud Infrastructure: Bridge to the cloud

On-premises infrastructure, private cloud and public cloud on one platform, with little effort and needs-based costs

Traditional IT and legacy systems slow companies down

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“Digital transformation is not possible without consistent IT modernization” – a central finding of a recent Lünendonk study¹. According to the study, more than two-thirds of users see “connecting cloud solutions to existing IT systems as a challenge”. The main reasons they cite are poor compliance and security requirements and lack of interoperability. The IT landscapes have grown historically, the systems are hardly synchronized with each other. The exchange of data is only possible with difficultly, if at all, which slows down digitization projects and puts data controllers under enormous pressure to act.

The best of all IT worlds

With the Future Cloud Infrastructure, you can bring IT systems together on one platform and reduce the complexity of your IT landscape at the same time. The managed private cloud service bridges the gap between legacy and on-premises systems as well as private and public clouds. This offers numerous added values: you can use a highly secure private cloud environment with the look and feel and all the features of the public cloud. This includes agility, flexibility, cost transparency, and speed, but also maximum security and data protection compliance. The future cloud infrastructure can be used as part of a hybrid cloud in your company's data center or in T-Systems' twin-core data centers.

This accelerates and simplifies your IT operations – securely and reliably, with less effort, less complexity, and at costs that are in line with your needs. Because – as is typical for the cloud – in the as-a-service model you only pay for the resources you need and use at any given time.

Running a stable and secure hybrid cloud

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300,000 to 400,000 US dollars loss within 60 minutes: that's how much a one-hour server outage would have cost every fourth company worldwide in 2019². No wonder that stable IT operations is one of the most important challenges for IT decision-makers. However, the trend towards using different clouds in combination with legacy and on-premises systems makes IT management complex and infrastructures more susceptible to disruptions.

The solution: smoothly interlocking processes. Applications must be able to be moved securely from one infrastructure platform to another, and resources must be easy to allocate and remove. In the Future Cloud Infrastructure, these processes run completely automatically. Your advantages:

  • Potential human error is eliminated
  • Guarantee of system stability (zero outage)
  • Compliance with the highest security standards
  • Continuous installation of thoroughly tested software updates and releases
  • Intelligent tools for predictive monitoring detect impending faults and rectify them long before they occur.

Reduce the effort and costs required for your IT infrastructure

More than 70 percent of decision-makers want a bigger budget in order to be able to cope with the demands of digitization.³ Often this is not possible. But this can also be achieved without an additional budget. With the Future Cloud Infrastructure, you can reduce the costs involved in operating and managing your IT environment – thus reducing complexity, saving money, and creating scope for new projects:

  • the private cloud platform makes it possible to operate not only cloud-native applications, but also legacy applications securely and with high performance.
  • A simple “lift and shift” of your systems is possible – costly new installations and high migration costs are eliminated.
  • Pay-as-you-go services from hyperscalers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform can be flexibly booked in the hybrid cloud.
  • Key word: rightsizing: we continuously optimize the operation of your virtual machines and determine how many CPUs, RAM or storage an application actually needs so that costs do not get out of hand.

Actively shaping the multi-cloud

The Future Cloud Infrastructure enables future-oriented multi-cloud management that helps you keep compliance and costs under control. You can read exactly how this works in our white paper.

Reduce complexity, accelerate technological development

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A veritable flood of apps is rolling towards us: according to IDC, by 2024 more business applications will be rolled out than in the past 40 years thanks to the greater number of developers and agile methods. This also affects the underlying IT infrastructure, which must be expanded accordingly in the companies. The result: a complex mix of owned IT infrastructure and various cloud offerings.

Reduce complexity and bring all operating models together in the Future Cloud Infrastructure – be it legacy IT, hybrid clouds, or multi-clouds:

  • The Multi Cloud Connectivity Platform (MCCP) from T-Systems ensures the integration and central management of all systems
  • The high degree of platform automation reduces sources of error and risks
  • Workloads can be standardized and easily enriched with public cloud services on demand
  • The ability to react rises: if a department needs a development environment to test new services quickly, hundreds of virtual machines can be deployed in the Future Cloud Infrastructure within minutes.

Create clear IT structures now

Design and operate a flexible, easy-to-use IT landscape with the Future Cloud Infrastructure. Our experts will be happy to answer all of your questions.

Ensure that IT operations comply with the law and regulations

Although the legislators were still reluctant to impose penalties after the final entry into force of the GDPR in May 2018, they are now punishing violations with a strict hand. Fines amounting to millions are no longer a rarity.

Regulatory requirements do not stop at infrastructure operations, such as when it comes to processing sensitive customer data. How to make IT operations compliant with the rules and regulations:

  • Future Cloud Infrastructure will give you full control over your infrastructure. This provides legal security as, unlike many public clouds, you can access the platform, create your own compliance reports, and conduct audits.
  • T-Systems itself operates the private cloud components of the Future Cloud Infrastructure in highly secure data centers in Germany, ensuring compliance with European and German guidelines and laws.
  • We address your compliance and security needs individually, drawing on many years of experience in a wide range of industries – such as finance, healthcare, and public administration.

Successful with the hybrid cloud

Digital infrastructure platform: learn how to get the most out of hybrid infrastructures in the “cloud-native age” in a recent study by Crisp Research.

The Future Cloud Infrastructure and its partners

Regardless of whether the future cloud infrastructure is located in your data center or a T-Systems data center – we rely on a strong partnership approach and work with leading manufacturers to support you with current and innovative technologies. Our most important partners are:


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  • Provision of a fast, stable, and flexible platform together with T-Systems
  • Factory integrated, tested, and validated building blocks delivered directly to the data center
  • VMware certified hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) nodes
  • Hardware lifecycle management – continuous updating


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  • Industry-leading VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), delivering the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Seamless integration capabilities via APIs
  • Evergreening through continuous development and improvement
  • Speed and agility through integrated automation for infrastructure, applications and life-cycle management


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  • Develop industry leading infrastructure to run applications efficiently and store data reliably
  • Protect the security of data through latest technology incl. new memory concepts and CPU instruction code
  • Constantly optimizing the carbon footprint via latest technology and architecture optimizations
  • Generate knowledge from data to optimize decision-making processes by making use of AI and ML


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  • Industry leading Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution
  • Common policies across the whole fabric and extending into cloud instances
  • Highly secure through zero trust model
  • Open and flexible APIs for automation

We modernize your IT!

Would you like to know how the Future Cloud Infrastructure can help you move your IT towards the cloud, ensure stable operations, and keep costs under control? Then get in touch.

Source reference

¹ Fit für die digitale Transformation – Status quo und Ziele bei Legacy-Modernisierung und Cloud-Migration, Lünendonk
² ITIC 2019 Global Server Hardware Server OS Reliability Report, Lenovo
³ Infrastrukturen im Wandel – Die digitale Infrastruktur 2020

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