Deutsche Telekom and Huawei in cloud services deal

Deutsche Telekom and Huawei announced the extension of their cloud services cooperation.

Deutsche Telekom aims at more than doubling the cloud revenue from nearly one billion euros from business customers by the end of 2018.

“We want to grow by more than 20 percent each year in the field of cloud platforms, and to become the leading provider for businesses in Europe,” said Ferri Abolhassan, head of the IT Division at T-Systems.

Last year, revenue from cloud solutions, in particular in the highly secure private cloud, increased by double-figure percentage points at T-Systems alone. The market for services from the public cloud – infrastructure, platforms and applications – that can be accessed through the public Internet promises further growth.

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Deutsche Telekom plans to pit itself more strongly against the Internet giants Google and Amazon in future.

T-Systems works with multinational companies such as Shell, Daimler and Thyssen-Krupp among its customers. With more than 2.6 million SAP users in the cloud, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer arm is the biggest SAP cloud landscape operator in the world.

Huawei and T-Systems had already announced the expansion of their collaboration in the private cloud field at CeBIT. As part of the deal, Huawei provides hardware and solutions expertise.

“After we agreed on our cooperation regarding IT infrastructure and Private Cloud services during CeBIT we are now taking the next step and combining our know-how in the public Cloud area to ensure that companies of all sizes are provided with the Cloud of their choice,” said Haibo Zhang, president of Huawei Deutsche Telekom Key Account Department.

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