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The Austrian Economic Service GmbH, which promotes Austrian SMBs on the global stage, tapped T-Systems' cloud platform

The Austrian Economic Service GmbH, which promotes Austrian SMBs on the global stage, tapped T-Systems’ cloud platform

The Austrian Economic Service GmbH (Austria Wirtschaftsservice) announced this week that it has selected Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems’ virtual private cloud for its IT platform. The organisation, which promotes small businesses on the global stage, said privacy was a key concern as it looked to replace its on-premise IT estate with a cloud platform.

The Austrian Economic Service’s IT manager Frederik Schorr said that because the organisation stores so much personal, confidential data, it required the services of a local provider; Austria, like Germany, has fairly strict data residency legislation.

The organisation is now using a self-service virtual private cloud offering provided by T-Systems, the enterprise-focused subsidiary of German telco Deutsche Telekom.

T-Systems launched its enterprise IaaS platform (known as vCloud) in August 2012 and recently consolidated all of its cloud services on a single technology platform. In Austria the company claims to have about 50 enterprise customers running over 600 virtual machines on the platform.

Martin Katzer, chief executive officer of T-Systems in Austria said: “I am delighted to welcome the Austrian Economic Service as a new customer in our T-Systems vCloud. With the use of our new product vCloud customers do not have their own hardware or software related investments, saving them costs. Basing the platform on established processes and standards developed by T-Systems and VMware helps reassure customers.”

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