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ThyssenKrupp taps T-Systems for massive cloud consolidation


German multinational steel producer ThyssenKrupp has signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems that will see ThyssenKrupp dramatically reduce its datacentre footprint by migrating the majority of its server estate to the cloud.

T-Systems, Informatica buddy up on big data in the cloud

Informatica is partnering with T-Systems to provide data integration and management as a service

T-Systems and data integration specialist Informatica have teamed up to offer cloud-based data integration and management services to enterprises.

Microsoft doubles down on cloud encryption, transparency

Microsoft wants to bolster confidence in its cloud services among consumers and governments

Microsoft is “in the midst of a comprehensive engineering effort” to strengthen encryption across its portfolio of cloud services, and increase transparency for customers and governments by allowing more access to the code at the foundation of its services, the company said.

Deutsche Telekom reveals government snooping requests

Telekom is shifting pressure to the authorities

In the wake of a far reaching report by Vodafone Group revealing the level of government snooping demanded in 29 countries the company holds an operating licence in, German carrier Deutsche Telekom has published figures on wiretapping in its domestic market.

Red Hat to acquire Inktank in software defined storage play

Red Hat is buying Inktank for $175m to bolster its software defined storage solutions

Red Hat said Wednesday that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase Inktank, a company that offers a software defined storage solution which optimises storage platforms for the cloud, for $175m in cash. Inktank’s founder and chief technology officer Sage Weil said the acquisition could even reverberate in the OpenStack community, where Red Hat is particularly active.

90% of European enterprise cloud services fail on enteprise grade security

Less than one in ten cloud services used in enterprises lack enterprise-grade security, a Skighhigh Networks survey reveals

More than 90 per cent of cloud services currently used by European enterprises fail to implement enterprise-grade security parameters according to research published Thursday. Rajiv Gupta, chief executive officer of Skyhigh Networks, the firm that commissioned the study, said the results suggest enterprises need to develop more robust cloud management strategies in order to mitigate the high levels of risk they are clearly taking on.

Deutsche Telekom partners with CipherCloud on enterprise cloud security

Deutsche Telekom said its partnership with CipherCloud will improve the security posture of its corporate customers

Deutsche Telekom and cloud security firm CipherCloud announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the German telco move to deploy servers running the CipherCloud encryption gateway, which will be offered as a service to enterprise cloud customers through its IT-focused subsidiary T-Systems.

Kontron joins OpenStack, takes open source cloud to telcos

Kontron announced it is joining OpenStack and plans to offer carrier-grade OpenStack-based solutions

Embedded computing developer Kontron has joined the OpenStack foundation as a sponsor and is working to integrate its cloud-based application infrastructure with the open source cloud provisioning and orchestration platform. Kontron said the move is a “significant milestone” in its long-term strategy in the software defined infrastructure space, an area telcos, cloud service providers and vendors are paying more attention to as of late.

Austrian Economic Service taps 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 new 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.

Sprint taps Pogoplug for cloud storage and backup

Sprint has tapped cloud storage vendor Pogoplug to offer cloud storage and backup to its mobile cutomers

US telco Sprint announced a partnership this week with cloud storage service provider Pogoplug that will see Sprint offer its customers free cloud storage as part of their mobile services package.