Deutsche Telekom Group and Microsoft are expanding their partnership to help small and medium-sized businesses accelerate their cloud transformation initiatives.
The partnership combines Microsoft’s cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities with Telekom’s cloud migration framework and telecommunications services to accelerate customer success.
The case for digital transformation has never been more urgent. We know that the next decade of economic performance for every business, whether large or small, will depend on the digital investments made today,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president of marketing and operations at Microsoft.
Through this strategic partnership, which combines the power of Deutsche Telekom’s network and Microsoft’s cloud, customers will have more opportunities to become resilient, accelerate innovation and ultimately drive success.”
Additionally, using Microsoft Azure, Telekom aims to migrate a big chunk of its internal IT workloads to the public cloud by 2025. Telekom says direct access to the Microsoft cloud will be available through Azure ExpressRoute so customers can address regional compliance and data residency needs faster.
Businesses have the choice to move their SAP environments to Azure. “SAP solutions on Azure offer enterprise-grade security, and business continuity and reduce hardware expenses, making it easier for startups and smaller organizations to get started,” the company said.
Microsoft Azure is also T-Systems’ preferred cloud platform in select solution areas. T-Systems, a cloud migration framework by Telekom, will now leverage Azure to migrate and securely manage large-scale applications and critical enterprise workloads globally.
Finally, Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom announced plans to support Germany’s digital education efforts by enabling remote learning through cloud-based IT infrastructure, modern devices, and collaboration applications within Microsoft 365.
Investing in a trusted cloud infrastructure to accelerate business innovation
The delivery of secure and powerful software applications requires a modern IT infrastructure. To accelerate business innovation, Telekom plans to migrate the majority of its internal IT workloads to the public cloud by 2025 and Azure is a central part of that strategy. Through a companywide training program, thousands of Telekom employees will learn how to maximize the benefits of Azure.
Moving mainframe workloads to the cloud is one of the targeted areas of the partnertship . Historically, mainframes were designed as scale-up servers to run high-volume online transactions and batch processing. Using cloud-based mainframes, businesses can deliver new services based on evolving customer demands without retrofitting legacy hardware. This means companies can drive scale, business continuity and energy efficiency while reducing operational and hardware costs.
Telekom will also offer its customers direct access to the Microsoft cloud through Azure ExpressRoute. By bypassing the public internet, customers will have increased agility through faster connectivity to better address regional compliance and data residency needs.
Enabling digital collaboration and streamlining business operations
To help people and businesses be more connected and productive from anywhere, Telekom will offer Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams. As part of this, the companies have started a project for. German schools to reimagine traditional approaches to education, enabling remote learning through cloud-based. IT infrastructure, modern devices and the cloud productivity and collaboration applications within Microsoft 365.
To leverage the benefits of cloud computing for critical business processes, such as enterprise. Resource planning and supply chain management, Telekom supports its customers with moving their SAP environments to Azure. SAP solutions on Azure offer enterprise-grade security, and business continuity. And reduce hardware expenses, making it easier for start-ups and smaller organizations to get started.
Accelerating cloud initiatives: Assessment, migration, service
Telekom’s enterprise customer unit T-Systems also has migrated and securely managed large-scale applications and critical enterprise workloads. With Azure as a preferred cloud platform for select solution areas. T-Systems is providing these capabilities to companies across all industries so they. Can harness the global scale, security and latest advances without needing to manage installation and maintenance. This Cloud also Migration Framework combines automated assessment, cloud migration and services management to help accelerate customers’ cloud initiatives.
Small and medium-sized businesses will benefit from these offerings as they can focus on their core competencies. And don’t need to provide the resources and knowledge usually required to implement a comprehensive cloud strategy.
Telekom and Microsoft will work closely together to continue to address compliance needs and European regulatory requirements.