Deutsche Telekom is extending its public cloud offering to the Chinese market with the help of Huawei.
In a statement, Deutsche Telekom said it will launch its associated infrastructure service at the Huawei Cloud Congress in mid-September.
Under the partnership, Huawei provides the hardware for the Deutsche Telekom cloud services while Deutsche Telekom ensures reliable operation in a German data center.
The product is now being tested by Deutsche Telekom’s first German customers and will be ready for market at CeBIT 2016, the company said.
“Our promising cooperation with Deutsche Telekom started in Germany and was extended to Europe first. Now we are proud and delighted to present this successful cooperation with our partner together also in China,” said Haibo Zhang, president of Huawei Deutsche Telekom Key Account Department.
Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, managing director of T-Systems and responsible for the IT division, said customers will receive both cost-effective resources as well as quality and reliability from German data centers with the new product, which is designed to help Chinese businesses expand their operations into Europe.
Abolhassan, quoting IT industry reports said there will be 30% annual growth in the cloud market in China through 2018.
The two companies are also planning to do the reverse with European businesses moving into China, he added.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have also joined forces to work on research and development for new cloud solutions.
Since 2005, Deutsche Telekom and its subsidiary T-Systems have offered secure end-to-end cloud solutions for companies of all sizes – from consulting to implementation, billing and customer service through to maintenance.
Deutsche Telekom's partner ecosystem includes solutions from SAP, Microsoft, Cisco, Salesforce, VMWare, Huawei, Oracle, SugarCRM or Informatica.