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Deutsche Telekom and Cisco Unveil Fruits of Their Partnership

March 30, 2015

Deutsche Telekom and Cisco, which announced they were partnering last year, are now announcing a number of newly developed intercloud-based services that are aimed at small and medium sized businesses as well as enterprise customers. The efforts of the firms, which have been working together since September of 2014, are starting to come to fruition.

The two firms are setting up the necessary equipment and infrastructure when it comes to a redundant intercloud node in Deutsche Telekom’s high-performance data centers. These centers are located in Magdebrug and Biere, both near Berlin, Germany. The Telecom company will be able to offer highly secure cloud services that match up to what Germany has demanded of firms that deal in this particular market.

There are any number of reasons why companies are staying away from the cloud, but security is still the top reason. One recent report actually showed that security, when it comes to the cloud, is still the absolute top reason why companies are not embracing the technology as much as they could. The partnership between the two firms will be one that endeavors to offer up the kind of safety and security in the cloud that so many others are still lacking.

The companies will also be able to offer this initial Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as a kind of open source cloud platform that has been based on the industry standard stemming from OpenStack. By basing their build on this standard, they will be able to bring virtualized workloads in the cloud at the absolute highest scalability. Despite that level of quality, the offering will also be near the top of the spectrum when it comes to cost efficiency and data sovereignty. Truly, the partnership is going to allow mobility between private enterprise clouds as well as virtual private clouds that are well protected against outside interference.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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