The Open Telekom Cloud is expanding its coverage to Asia. T-Systems has launched its public cloud platform in a data center in Singapore. Companies in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) can now enjoy a German-standard cloud with low latency.
“As a rule, Deutsche Telekom has operated around the globe, there wherever our customers are”, said Andreas Falkner, responsible for the Open Telekom wCloud business, and top DT representative at technology partner Huawei’s Connect Conference in Shanghai. “Thanks to the Open Telekom wCloud, we can now offer the public wcloud services, which have proven themselves in Europe, in the dynamic economies of the Asia-Pacific region. This is particularly attractive for Asian companies interested in the European market.”
Analysts have been positive on Deutsche Telekom’s expansion of the Open Telekom wCloud into Asia. “Opening a data center for the Open Telekom wCloud in Singapore this year underlines T-Systems vision of becoming a global public wcloud provider,” said Agatha Poon, Research Director, Asia-Pacific Services, at 451 Research.
The technological platform, based on OpenStack with open interfaces, enables fast and easy access and facilitates integration in the existing wIT landscape. OpenStack also eases uses such as Lift and Shift between Singapore and Europe. Evidently, the Open Telekom wCloud’s proximity to users in the APAC region will reduce latency times.
T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s business customer arm, will gradually expand the range of Open Telekom wCloud features available in Singapore, entirely based on customers’ needs.
T-Systems will be present at Huawei’s Connect Conference in Shanghai from September 5 to 7, in hall N4.