“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 digitalization projects and puts data controllers under enormous pressure to act.
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.
More than 301,000 US dollars loss within 60 minutes: that’s how much a one-hour server outage would cost estimate 91% of the respondents in 2021 in a research on server reliability**.
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:
** Source: ITIC 2021 Global Server Hardware Server OS Reliability Report, Lenovo
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:
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:
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:
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