Deutsche Telekom and Cisco Launch Intercloud Services on OpenStack

Deutsche Telekom and Cisco Launch Intercloud Services on OpenStack

Deutsche Telekom and Cisco Launch Intercloud Services on OpenStack

The FINANCIAL -- At CeBIT, Deutsche Telekom and Cisco are announcing a number of newly developed Intercloud-based services for small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers. The announcement builds upon the long-standing strategic relationship between Deutsche Telekom and Cisco.

The two companies announced their Intercloud collaboration in September 2014, according to Cisco.

Deutsche Telekom and Cisco are currently setting up the necessary infrastructure for a redundant Intercloud node in Deutsche Telekom's high-performance data centers in Magdeburg and Biere near Berlin, Germany. Deutsche Telekom will deliver sovereign and highly secure services that meet Germany's strict data protection standards to business customers throughout the European region.

With the initial Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, Cisco and Deutsche Telekom provide an open source cloud platform based on the OpenStack industry standard. This allows the transition of all virtualized workloads into the cloud at the highest scalability and with significantly improved cost efficiency, while helping to ensure data sovereignty. Moreover, standardized APIs, open standards, virtualization and application policy libraries will be added. This allows true workload mobility between private enterprise clouds, virtual private clouds of Deutsche Telekom, public cloud infrastructures of different providers and the Intercloud node; greatly simplifying cloud access for customers. As a completely virtualized service, Intercloud is highly scalable and reliable.

Based on this cloud platform, further Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) will be developed between Deutsche Telekom, Cisco and their strategic Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners. Special focus will be given to cloud applications enabling the Internet of Everything (IoE), collaboration, cloud-based virtual managed services and cloud-based systems management solutions.