T-Systems, part of Deutsche Telekom and supplier of IT services, has opted to collaborate with Dutch colocation data center provider, NLDC, to open a new ‘Telecom Cloud’ location in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. T-Systems is aiming to offer a European alternative to the well-known public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.
T-Systems’ Open Telekom Cloud is based on open source standards (Open Stack). It would not create a vendor lock-in. The new cloud location is T-Systems’ second one in Europe. It is an extension of the existing location in Biere, Germany. By collaborating with Dutch colocation data center provider, NLDC, T-Systems is expanding its capacity considerably while further adding geographical backup. NLDC takes care of the management of the data center, equipment and power supply.
The new node would enable higher availability for T-Systems’ Open Telekom Cloud and protect customers against calamities.
“The use of public cloud solutions is increasing significantly due to increasing digitization and is expected to triple in the next five years,” said Sake Algra, Managing Director T-Systems Netherlands. “Then you need to be able to expand quickly, in a reliable way. The Netherlands, and Amsterdam in particular, has a unique position in Europe as a location for data centers. The excellent infrastructure and professionality of NLDC as a colocation data center partner has been the deciding factor. We are looking forward to the new collaboration and the opportunities this will offer our customers.”
Although the second Open Telekom Cloud node in Europe is intended for customers worldwide, it can be specifically interesting for Dutch organizations that require their data to remain on Dutch soil. T-Systems expects the first customers to use the new location by mid-2020.