Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems, a global managed service provider (MSP), has added highly-integrated virtual cloud networking capabilities to its DSI vCloud service. Enabled by VMware NSX Data Center, these new functions would allow T-Systems’ customers to leverage a Virtual Cloud Network architecture and benefit from consistent, pervasive connectivity and intrinsic security regardless of whether the apps and data reside in the company’s public cloud or on-premises in a customer’s data center.
With the newly introduced VMware NSX Data Center-enabled features, T-Systems is responding to an increase in enterprises choosing to run more applications in public clouds. The new advanced network services are available to all DSI vCloud (Dynamic Services for Infrastructure with vCloud) customers at no additional charge. T-Systems’ DSI vCloud is available in Austria, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA.
T-Systems’ customers would now be able to “easily stretch” their networks from their on-premises data center into the public DSI vCloud with minimal reconfiguration – for example continuing to use existing IP addresses and network connections. By enabling end-to-end policy management, the time it takes for customers to migrate workloads can be significantly reduced. Existing network security policies can also be extended to the DSI vCloud, boosting security. This includes the use of micro-segmentation to enable more precise control of security services and deliver better protection to applications from private cloud to public cloud.
“We believe that at the heart of the distributed cloud is a Virtual Cloud Network, which enables T-Systems and its clients to better connect, secure, and optimize the delivery of applications and data in an era when an increasing percentage of workloads are moving outside the private data center,” said Ralf Poggemann, Director of Cloud Partner Business, Digital Division of T-Systems. “Having partnered with VMware since 2005, we are excited that NSX Data Center meets our exacting requirements and is a key part of our cloud strategy. As a managed service provider, we can successfully meet our clients’ cloud needs now as well as with the increasingly distributed cross- and multi-cloud model of the future.”
T-Systems’ DSI vCloud is used by large enterprises and mid-market companies looking for a self-service enterprise-grade cloud solution, with the majority adopting a hybrid approach. The multi-tenant service is powered by the VMware Cloud Provider Platform, a scalable combination of VMware vSphere, NSX Data Center, and VMware vCloud Director.