T-Systems Nordic Sponsors OpenStack Days Nordic

Markus BlombergPartners

Leveraging a global infrastructure comprising data centers and networks, T-Systems provides 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. The market for IT and telecommunications is undergoing a radical transformation: Today’s business processes are digital and globally connected. Demands for transmission speed, user friendliness, and mobile access are increasing along with IT services from the cloud, applications for analyzing large amounts of data in real time. Approaching ICT Services from a strategic consulting perspective, T-Systems seek to understand companies business drivers, address pain points, and enable you to apply creative solutions that will accelerate their business. T-Systems are the corporate customers unit of Deutsche Telekom with approx. 200.000 employees. Explore more about T-Systems at www.t-systems.dk.

Alexander Stellwag, Cloud Architect at T-Systems

BACKGROUND
In the OpenStack space since “Essex”, Alexander has worked at different enterprises in architecture and pre-sales roles around OpenStack. Alexander currently works as a Cloud Architect at T-Systems in Germany on “Open Telekom Cloud”, an OpenStack-based public cloud offering by Deutsche Telekom.

Why did you decide to become an OpenStack Days Nordic partner?
We want to expand our cloud business, especially our public cloud offering Open Telekom Cloud which is based on OpenStack and therefore we thought sponsoring the OpenStack Nordic Days would be a great way to get our name out there in the community in the Nordics.

What do you hope to get from the event?
First of all new business of course, but also creating awareness around T-Systems, Open Telekom Cloud and of course also other aspects of our services offerings as one of the few who covers the full ICT stack under one roof… with solid German engineering!  

How is your company involved in OpenStack?
T-Systems public cloud solution – Open Telekom Cloud – is based and easy interoperability with OpenStack, which secure a highly standardized with open APIs (no proprietary APIs required). We manage peak loads with seamless bursts to the public cloud and an easy process and store data in separate locations.

What do you love most about OpenStack?
Open source, open standards and open people in the communities.

Would you want to be a part of any other OpenStack event in another region?
Yes, we are involved and have been sponsoring in several other OpenStack Summits, days, and meet-ups primarily in EMEA region. But our speaker at the Nordic event Alexander Stellwag was recently represented as speaker at the OpenStack Summit in Boston talking about “OpenStack 360° – A holistic approach to finding “your OpenStack”

What are your thoughts on the Nordic OpenStack community?
The Nordic OpenStack community is growing and we at T-Systems have noticed that companies are focusing and making OpenStack strategic – the future of OpenStack is now, so better take part and influence instead of being left behind.

How are you using OpenStack?
Our relative new public cloud service is initially focusing on the European market and based on OpenStack, the Open Telekom Cloud enables companies to avoid vendor lock-in. It also meets legal requirements for IT operations, e.g. data protection and other compliance issues.

What do you love most about OpenStack?
OpenStack is a sworn community, where many companies are involved in the development of OpenStack. We are working together and providing great open source solutions that really make a difference of the digital transformation which is ongoing in the world.

What is the best thing about OpenStack?
OpenStack boasts one of the fastest-growing open source communities worldwide. The software can be used to create both public and private clouds, which facilitates the hybrid strategies, too. Different analyst expects that OpenStack will gain additional traction when cloud platform providers launch their own distributions. These are likely to offer additional management functionality that compensates for the lack of skills within user organizations.

Looking at the horizon, what do you think the future of OpenStack looks like?
OpenStack will be one of the standard building blocks in the future of the ICT market and will play a strategic role in the future of digital transformation for all enterprises to be able to continuously develop new features and functions to benefit their customers, partners and developers.

 

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