Bonn, Redmond/Wash., December 10, 2020 – Deutsche Telekom Group/T-Systems and Microsoft Corp. announced an expansion of their partnership that will help customers of all sizes accelerate their cloud transformation initiatives. In addition, more productivity and digitization of business processes is to be achieved with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure as T-Systems’ preferred cloud platform in selected solution areas. The collaboration also aims to support digital education efforts in Germany.
For many companies, the cloud represents an opportunity to reduce IT costs, increase flexibility and accelerate innovation. However, to fully take advantage of cloud computing, it requires a high-performance network that can scale to meet increasing technology demands. By combining Microsoft’s cloud and AI capabilities with Telekom’s Cloud Migration Framework and telecommunications services, the companies enable customers to increase their productivity, build more agile and resilient operations and deliver new cloud offerings faster.
We have agreed on the framework for joint strategic growth with our long-term partner Microsoft. We are delighted. This partnership will enable us to enhance services for our customers. We will also be supporting each other with digitalization and network build-out.
Adel Al-Saleh, member of the Deutsche Telekom Board of Management and CEO of T-Systems
“The case for digital transformation has never been more urgent. We know that the next decade of economic performance for every business, whether large or small, will depend on the digital investments made today,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations. “Through this strategic partnership, which combines the power of Deutsche Telekom’s network and Microsoft’s cloud, customers will have more opportunities to become resilient, accelerate innovation and ultimately drive success.”