One of the largest telecommunications providers in Europe, Deutsche Telekom has announced the initiative to strengthen its cloud partnership with Microsoft and expand its cloud services to Central and Eastern Europe. The company will provide cloud acceleration services for the publicly available Microsoft Azure cloud platform, rendering the new services across nine countries, from Poland to Greece.
Ralf Nejedl, Senior Vice President B2B at Deutsche Telekom, Board Area Europe, said, “Microsoft cloud offerings support enterprises to run and grow their business more efficiently. In combination with our new standardized services we will enable our customers to leverage the potential of the Microsoft cloud in a much simpler and faster way.”
According to the company, their automated services will facilitate cloud adoption within minutes and enable cost savings for IT operations from 30 to 50 percent, as compared to on-premise solutions. The cloud experts will offer standardized services based on Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365, with the support from Microsoft, including an assessment of the current state of IT, migration to the cloud and managed services. In addition, Deutsche Telekom will complement Microsoft products with its own security packages.
„The partnership with Deutsche Telekom is part of our commitment to the region, of bringing digital innovation to everyone, unleashing its creative power and opening new growth opportunities. Rich partner ecosystems and building cloud expertise are the best answer to overwhelming demand for digital transformation we see across the market,” added Philippe Rogge, President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe.
The new services will be provided to SMBs and large organizations in the following countries: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece. Deutsche Telekom will adapt Microsoft cloud solutions to the demand of clients in the region.
At present, Deutsche Telekom manages more than 60,000 cloud systems for business customers worldwide. The announced initiative is part of the strategic partnership formed by Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom last year.