T-Systems aligns with VMware to advance cloud offering with a virtual cloud network

VMware Inc. announced on Monday that vendor of digital services T-Systems has added highly-integrated virtual cloud networking capabilities to its DSI vCloud service.

Enabled by VMware NSX Data Center, these functions allow customers of the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to leverage a Virtual Cloud Network architecture and benefit from consistent, pervasive connectivity and intrinsic security regardless of whether the apps and data reside in T-Systems’ public cloud or on-premises in a customer’s data center.

T-Systems’ DSI vCloud (Dynamic Services for Infrastructure with vCloud) is used by large enterprises and mid-market companies looking for a self-service, enterprise-grade cloud service, with the majority adopting a hybrid approach.

A Virtual Cloud Network, built on VMware NSX technology, is a ubiquitous software layer from data center to cloud to edge infrastructure that provides a secure, consistent foundation that drives business forward. VMware NSX Data Center is the network virtualization platform for the software-defined data center (SDDC), delivering networking and security entirely in software, abstracted from the underlying physical infrastructure. NSX Data Center enables the Virtual Cloud Network, providing pervasive, end-to-end connectivity for apps and data, wherever they are.

The multi-tenant service is powered by the VMware Cloud Provider Platform, a highly scalable combination of VMware vSphere, NSX Data Center, and VMware vCloud Director. DSI vCloud is available in Austria, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA.

With the newly introduced NSX Data Center-enabled features, T-Systems is responding to an increase in enterprises choosing to run more applications in public clouds. Customers can now easily ‘stretch’ their networks from their on-premises data center into the public DSI vCloud with minimal reconfiguration – for example continuing to use existing IP addresses and network connections.

By enabling end-to-end policy management, the time it takes for customers to migrate workloads can be significantly reduced. Existing network security policies can also be extended to the DSI vCloud, boosting security. This includes use of micro-segmentation to enable more precise control of security services and deliver better protection to applications from private cloud to public cloud.

“We believe that at the heart of the distributed cloud is a Virtual Cloud Network, which enables T-Systems and its clients to better connect, secure, and optimize the delivery of applications and data in an era when an increasing percentage of workloads are moving outside the private data center. Having partnered with VMware since 2005, we are excited that NSX Data Center meets our exacting requirements and is a key part of our cloud strategy,” said Ralf Poggemann, director of Cloud Partner Business, digital division of T-Systems. “As a managed service provider, we can successfully meet our clients cloud needs now as well as with the increasingly distributed cross- and multi-cloud model of the future.”

The advanced network services are available to all DSI vCloud customers at no additional charge.


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