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Managed Azure from the public or private cloud

With Managed Azure, companies develop and manage applications more efficiently using unlimited cloud computing resources

Manage IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS in the cloud

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft's public cloud computing platform, available worldwide. Based on consistent standards, it offers infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) for calculations, analysis, storage, networking, or IoT. Users use Azure to develop new applications or to run existing applications in the public and private cloud.

Extending Microsoft Azure flexibly and securely

As a Tier 1 cloud service provider (CSP), T-Systems offers both Microsoft Azure Stack and Azure Public. This allows highly secure private cloud resources to be flexibly expanded with additional capacities from the Azure Public platform. When a company requires a development environment or more processing power for temporary data analysis, or needs to handle seasonal peak demand, workloads can be moved to the public cloud. This creates a hybrid environment that covers all requirements – agile development, IoT, and analytics solutions, as well as strict compliance requirements – all from a single source.

For example, virtual machines (VMs), container and batch processing can be provided and managed, and access to remote applications can be supported. Users use Azure services to provide web applications, scalable cloud storage for structured and unstructured data, and large data projects. Analysis services enable real-time analysis, big data analytics, machine learning, business intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions which users can use to collect, monitor, and analyze data.

Microsoft Azure in any variation

Applications and workloads can be run and moved seamlessly. Applications developed in the public cloud can be provided locally on Azure Stack, provided they are also available in the private cloud version of Azure. No changes in the code are required. Handling the services is as complex as the possibilities are extensive. Azure's portfolio and fast pace of innovation require agile IT processes and the expertise to understand, combine, and implement configuration elements. As a Microsoft Global Gold Partner, T-Systems offers comprehensive Managed Services to provide companies with the best possible configuration and management support. The ITIL-based services include security services such as the Managed Portal, Azure Cost Control, and monitoring.

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Azure resources in self-service mode

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In the base module "MCS Azure – Foundation", T-Systems manages all core resources, including virtual networks, routing, peering, or KeyVault. Configuration of access rights to all Azure services, regular adjustment of the provided resources to the defined guidelines, cost reporting, and monitoring are likewise included. The "MCS Azure – Advanced" module extends these basic services to include virtual machines (VM) and operating system instances (OS). T-Systems also manages these – including regular quality and security updates according to the specifications published by Microsoft or the respective Linux distributor. In self-service mode, customers may add or remove all resources as required.

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Managed Azure Stack for the private cloud

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With Microsoft Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure Cloud can be installed in any location, on-premises in a company's own data center, or in a highly secure data center operated by T-Systems. Alongside flexible computing resources, the Azure platform and software services are also available locally. When T-Systems offers Azure Stack from its own data centers as a managed cloud provider, users may use the resources at their disposal as flexibly as in a public cloud. The advantage: this makes Microsoft Azure Stack especially suitable for companies that need to adhere to high compliance and data protection requirements.

Microsoft Azure Stack in the private cloud

With Azure Stack, you bring the cloud and its advantages in-house

Azure Stack in a hybrid cloud

Azure Stack can also be used as a hybrid cloud, which allows individual solutions to be realized. Whether for temporary projects, a development or test environment, or excess load management, Microsoft Azure provides companies with additional resources. At the same time, applications can be ported seamlessly between Azure Stack and Azure. Where a company, for example, operates an extensive IoT solution, it can (pre-)process large amounts of data initially close to production via Azure Stack and subsequently transfer the data to the public cloud for further analyses. In this hybrid scenario, security-critical data and applications remain in the private IT environment.

Highly secure Azure in a company's own data center

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The installation and operation of a company's own Azure Stack private cloud environment is complex – from housing and network to selection and integration of the appliances. With DSI Azure Stack, T-Systems not only provides the Microsoft platform, it also delivers the design, setup, and operations. Data and applications will be placed on specific hardware in a T-Systems' data center or on-premises with the customer. The cloud provider ensures permanent availability and performance of resources, and as a Managed Azure Stack, T-Systems provides further administrative tasks, such as the monitoring of services or proactive error rectification. This way, companies are provided with a highly secure private cloud solution that can be easily extended to a hybrid cloud.

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Managed Public Cloud Azure

  • Implementation and operation of Azure
  • Migration of existing data and systems
  • Combination of available configuration elements
  • Cost optimization and continuous monitoring

Managed Private Cloud Azure Stack

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  • On-premises or in the T-Systems data center
  • Implementation, operation, and added value services
  • 360° services from onboarding to capacity management
  • Regular patches and updates
  • OPEX price model for appliance and operation
  • Managed cloud services 

Microsoft-certified experts

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T-Systems employs over 1,500 transformation specialists and 2,000 Microsoft-certified experts, advising customers on the development of a secure infrastructure and the selection of services and tools, and provide billing, support, management, and network services. The Azure Cloud is recommended for a variety of workloads or the addition of cloud components for existing local MS applications – the licenses already purchased for the Windows and Office environments are retained.

Managing the multi-cloud effectively

Orchestrating resources and applications in different clouds

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