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Open Telekom Cloud

Simple. Secure. Affordable.

  • 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. 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.


Infographic: Open Telekom Cloud service catalog

Open Telekom Cloud: Public Cloud made in Germany

According to a March 2015 survey by Bitkom, Germany’s leading IT industry association, security concerns have hindered wider adoption of cloud computing by German businesses. 60 percent of respondents said they feared sensitive data could fall into the wrong hands. Almost one in two said they were worried that important information could be stolen. Against this background, close to 75 percent of German enterprises insist that their cloud service providers have data centers or company headquarters within the EU. Since the overturn of the Safe Harbor agreement, this trend has been gaining momentum.

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). 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.