Thanks to the widespread acceptance of the Internet, cloud computing has become firmly established in the private sphere. And now enterprises appear poised to adopt this technology on a large scale. This is a further example of the consumerization of IT—with technology in the consumer world driving developments in the business world.
T-Systems is one of Europe's largest ICT service providers. It offers a wide range of IT, telecommunications, and integrated ICT services, and it boasts extensive experience in managing complex outsourcing projects. The company offers hosting and other services from its 75 data centers with over 50,000 servers and over 125.000 MIPS—in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. In addition, it is a major provider of desktop and network services. T-Systems approaches cloud computing from the viewpoint of an organization with an established portfolio of dynamic, scalable services delivered via networks. The service provider creates end-to-end offerings that integrate all elements, in collaboration with established hardware and software vendors.
Cloud computing is an opportunity for T-Systems to leverage its established concept for services delivered from data centers. Cloud computing entails the industrialization of IT production, enabling customers to use services and resources on demand. Business, however, cannot adopt wholesale the principles of cloud computing ...