Deutsche Telekom, Cisco join forces on public cloud

Staff writer
SDN CLOUD

Deutsche Telekom has introduced a new public cloud built on the Cisco cloud platform and compliant with German data sovereignty legislation.

T-Systems, the business division of Deutsche Telekom, will operate and manage the new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering -- DSI Intercloud -- from its highly secure data centers in Germany.

Starting in December, companies of all sizes will be able to order IT services such as computing, storage and networking in a pay-as-you-go model through Telekom’s new cloud portal.

The service will be available without minimum purchase requirements and contract periods, starting from $0.05 per hour. Additional storage starts at EUR 0.02 per gigabyte.

Data security expert Covata, which participated in a pilot test of the platform, will be the first customer to use the DSI Intercloud infrastructure services from Germany, the companies said in a statement.

To help realize the opportunity afforded by the Internet of Things with new SaaS and PaaS offers, Cisco and Telekom will focus on delivering the necessary high availability and scalability for real-time analytics at the edge of the network to make Telekom’s cloud the foundation for innovative IoT experiences.

Cisco meanwhile has announced a new software release for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to enhance its SDN portfolio built on open APIs, open standards and a broad ecosystem for customers.

New software capabilities enhance ACI with micro segmentation for both physical (bare metal) applications and multivendor virtualized applications and extend ACI across multi-site environments to deliver policy-driven automation across multiple data centers.

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