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. Deutsche Telekom and Cisco are currently setting up the necessary infrastructure for a redundant Cisco Intercloud node in Deutsche Telekom’s “high-performance” data centers in Magdeburg and Biere near Berlin, Germany. Deutsche Telekom would 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 would allow 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 would allow true workload mobility between private enterprise clouds, virtual private clouds of Deutsche Telekom, public cloud infrastructures of different providers and the Intercloud node; simplifying cloud access for customers.
Internet of Everything (IoE)
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.
Together with its partners, Cisco is building the Intercloud – a globally connected network of clouds. Architected for the IoE, Cisco’s Intercloud is designed for high-value application workloads, real-time analytics, “near-infinite” scalability and compliance with local data sovereignty laws. More than 60 partners with more than 350 data centers across 50 countries are currently part of the Intercloud ecosystem.