These days, companies usually have a mix of private and public clouds, as well as on-premises infrastructures. Future Cloud Infrastructure is part of a hybrid cloud solution to provide customers with a larger variety of services. Companies select the infrastructure cloud that best suits their needs and then manage it centrally. The result: a secure private cloud with all the features of the public cloud in terms of speed, flexibility and agility and less cost.
What is a Future Cloud Infrastructure?
Private cloud with the look and feel of a public cloud
Agile and flexible framework based on the hybrid@scale approach from T-Systems
Software-defined data center with compute, storage and network
Multi/hybrid cloud management: VMware Cloud Foundation
Technology based on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)
Available in all strategic T-Systems data centers with the option of delivery from customer data centers
Access via portal or API
Future Cloud Infrastructure: What are the advantages?
Reduction of investment and operating costs of local and central IT infrastructure
Reduction of operational and safety risks
Scale, extend and move workloads and capacity into the public cloud
Reduction of infrastructure and application deployment times from weeks to days or hours
Acceleration of innovation cycles to bring services/products to market faster
Easier deployment due to self-service catalog and APIs to increase developer productivity
Systems are more available and more powerful, thus improving employee productivity and satisfaction
The Future Cloud Infrastructure and its partners
Future Cloud Infrastructure is based on a strong partnership approach. Our main partners are:
Works together with T-Systems to deliver a fast, stable and flexible platform
Factory integrated, tested and validated building blocks delivered directly to data center
.. see improvements to their organizational effectiveness through cloud adoption (IDC 2019)
“We consistently use the principles of the public cloud for the private cloud. With the Future Cloud Infrastructure, we are saving up to 20 percent in costs – to the benefit of our customers.”
Martin Holzinger, Head of Business Development & Infrastructure Consulting, T-Systems
The challenge of hybrid IT architecture
No cloud provider offers the right solutions for every single requirement of an IT infrastructure. IT departments therefore rely on a mix of different cloud services for IT infrastructures (IaaS), development and operating platforms (PaaS) and applications (SaaS). They combine these services and supplement them with on-premises IT landscapes to create a hybrid IT architecture.
Managing all of these various solutions, service providers and platforms in parallel is no easy task. Especially since IT departments have to guarantee requirements for data protection, governance, transparency and comprehensive security and compliance. As a result, some companies choose to use the smallest possible number of providers and platforms. However, in doing so they are missing opportunities to reduce IT costs and at the same time provide IT solutions demanded by their business departments in a more agile and flexible manner.
WEBINAR MULTI HYBRID CLOUD: Delivering stability, efficiency, and cost reductions in a complex multi and hybrid cloud world. In-year savings with multi and hybrid cloud – Jörn Kellermann, Thomas In der Rieden. Directly to the Webinar Recording
Gartner: T-Systems in the leader quadrant in hybrid infrastructures
In the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Managed Hybrid Infrastructures, Gartner puts T-Systems in the leader quadrant. T-Systems is focused on hybrid cloud operations for digital business. It is in a position to offer stable, secure, and cost-efficient hybrid services that transfer legacy mainframe and ERP operational processes into the public cloud with strong private cloud service offers. This is enabled using a technology-focused approach supported by end-to-end SLAs (and not with those which are based on a single layer of technology) as well as with flexibly managed cloud engagement models, thus reducing the risks for customers. T-Systems has invested heavily in automation. SAP hosting is an important strength of T-Systems, the largest hosting provider (measured by the number of users) for SAP globally and, with 770 terabytes (TB) of HANA databases, the largest SAP system in the world. All of this is supported by the “Run on Satisfaction” guarantee, which allows immediate termination of contract at any time after the transition period. Customers value T-Systems for its alliances and partnerships, value for money, methods and quality assurance processes, as well as centralization and consolidation processes.
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The hybrid cloud is paving the way for efficient multi-cloud management that also keeps compliance requirements and costs under control. Future Cloud Infrastructure offers a solution for this kind of future-oriented multi-cloud management.