OREANDA-NEWS. For its global growth, the Swedish real estate management company Akelius relies on flexible cloud services from T-Systems. As the company is currently growing strongly in North America, Akelius is following a completely new route and decided on full outsourcing to the Telekom Cloud. T-Systems will standardize the entire information and communication technology and make it flexible through migration and transformation.

Based on the Telekom global network, Akelius will also obtain all the IT workstations for its growing number of employees, currently approx. 600, from the cloud (Dynamic Workplace) in the future. This also includes the service desk and hardware support. "Speed, i.e., time to market, was a decisive factor for switching our communication infrastructure to the cloud," explained Andreas Wall?n, CIO of Akelius. "T-Systems' services also provide the required flexibility for our business in Europe and North America."

Akelius' core business is high-quality real estate, predominantly in large cities such as Berlin, London, Paris, Stockholm, New York, or Toronto. Akelius now obtains all its information and communication services from T-Systems rather than from several providers (as was previously the case). The Microsoft Azure platform, which is also a component of the cloud solution for Akelius in order to be able to cost-effectively supply Dynamic Workplace and other services in Europe and Northamerica, optimally supports T-Systems' global deliverability. It therefore substantiates the strategy of Deutsche Telekom's business customer arm, which involves setting up a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud partners. "We orchestrate various cloud combinations and will thus be able to provide Akelius with the desired service from a single source and with the highest possible level of fail-safety in Canada and the USA," said Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, Managing Director of T-Systems and head of the IT Division.

The Deutsche Telekom Cloud: simple, secure, and affordable
Deutsche Telekom expanded the existing partnership with Microsoft as recently as in November and will act as data trustee for various Microsoft solutions. Detailed scenarios will be presented by T-Systems at the upcoming CeBIT from March 14-18.

Since 2005, Deutsche Telekom and its subsidiary T-Systems have offered secure end-to-end cloud solutions for companies of all sizes – complete solutions including such key elements as consulting, implementation, billing, customer service, and maintenance. Deutsche Telekom's growing partner ecosystem includes solutions from Microsoft, SAP, Cisco, Salesforce, VMWare, Huawei, Oracle, SugarCRM, and Informatica.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.

About T-Systems
Deutsche Telekom considers the European business customer segment a strategic growth area. Deutsche Telekom offers small, medium-sized and multinational companies ICT solutions for an increasingly complex digital world. In addition to services from the cloud, the range of services is centered around M2M and security solutions, complementary mobile communications and fixed network products, and solutions for virtual collaboration and IT platforms, all of which forms the basis for our customers' digital business models. With approximately 47,800 employees worldwide, T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 8,6 billion in the 2014 financial year.