CERN announced that it has selected T-Systems and Huawei to design, prototype the pilot phase of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud. T-Systems and Huawei will develop a solution based on its Open Telekom Cloud public cloud service launched in March 2016 and which currently supports workloads from various leading enterprises, SMEs and public sector organizations.
Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is an attractive source of low-cost and flexible on-demand IT resources; and public-cloud solutions hosted by US-based providers have proved very popular. But there are misgivings about such offerings – particularly since the European Court of Justice ruled the Safe Harbor agreement invalid. Against this background, cloud services retain their appeal, but only in combination with robust data privacy and security. For this reason, many businesses continue to use private-cloud solutions, even for highly standardized infrastructure resources – and miss out on the many benefits of public clouds.
THE BENEFITS OF A PUBLIC CLOUD COMBINED WITH
THE SECURITY OF A PRIVATE CLOUD
There is now an answer to this dilemma: the Open Telekom Cloud – a public-cloud IaaS offering from T-Systems and its hardware and solution partner Huawei. The Open Telekom Cloud combines the cost-efficiency of public-cloud services with strict German data-protection standards – and with total scalability. The public-cloud services it offers meet the data security and privacy requirements of corporate customers, with German legislation governing the data, the contracts, and the services themselves. Resources from the Open Telekom Cloud can be integrated into existing IT environments via standard interfaces. The offering includes computing, storage, network, security, and management services. Resources from the Open Telekom Cloud can be provisioned and scaled up and down within minutes, offering immense flexibility.