Tech Data, one of the world’s largest IT wholesale distributors, has awarded T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer arm, a major cloud contract with a substantial volume in the double-digit million range. The project specifically aims to migrate the existing IT systems in Europe to the cloud.
“Cloud computing is an essential part of Tech Data’s strategy – for our own IT systems and e-business tools in order to gain flexibility and innovation power,” said Tech Data’s CIO Europe, Philippe Bosquier. “T-Systems as a cloud leader in Europe helps us with dynamic services to respond immediately to market changes in our product assortment. This accelerates pricing and logistics significantly, two major criteria for our customers with which we can score as an IT wholesale distributor.”
The agreement with Tech Data is a continuation of T-Systems‘ success story of providing cloud services for customers across various industries. Shortly before, Union Investment awarded T-Systems a major deal in order to move the asset manager’s classic IT systems into the German cloud.
Additionally, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) had entrusted T-Systems with the task of gradually migrating their conventional data center and infrastructure services as well as databases, applications and middleware to the cloud. Likewise, Swiss-based aviation services provider Jet Aviation and elevator and escalator manufacturer KONE have recently outsourced IT services to T Systems’ cloud-based platform.
“We target to be the leader in cloud computing in Europe,” said Ferri Abolhassan, Director IT Division, T-Systems. “The deal win from Tech Data shows we are on track, and most importantly, that our customers value our quality with the highest satisfaction index in our company’s history, a benchmark for our industry.”
Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customers unit (T-Systems) and its 47,800 employees around the world generated revenue of around 8.6 billion euros in the 2014 financial year.