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T-Systems South Africa and Huawei launching local Open Stack Enterprise Cloud in South Africa

T-Systems South Africa and Huawei launching local Open Stack Enterprise Cloud in South Africa

T-Systems and Huawei are bringing Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to South Africa.

OTC is a simple, secure and affordable Open Stack Public Cloud platform that will deliver on-demand, pay as you go cloud services to enterprises. With the advent of industry 4.0 and the digitalisation of organisations, OTC will bring the best of global cloud innovation to South Africa and will enable South African organisations to operate and compete on a global scale.

Gert Schoonbee, Managing Director of T-Systems South Africa, said: “OTC will enhance our cloud portfolio and allow us to offer hyper scale computing capabilities on the open stack platform that can rival other global cloud offerings. Given that we are deploying OTC locally in South Africa, we will be retaining the revenue in the country. Moreover, it enables us to fully comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI).”

Huawei Channel Director of Huawei Enterprise Business Group for Southern Africa, Daniel Liu, said: “T-Systems South Africa has a strong focus on delivering quality ICT to South Africa and African markets and together we aim to focus on accelerating digital transformation within these borders.”

T-Systems South Africa has been offering secure end-to-end cloud solutions since 2005, from consulting, implementation, billing and customer service through to maintenance. With OTC, the ICT solutions provider plans to extend its cloud solution offering with a growing strategic partner ecosystem that includes SAP, Microsoft, Huawei and Oracle.

“Our customers are discovering the advantages of the public cloud, but they want a local alternative,” said Gert Schoonbee. “With the Open Telekom Cloud we can offer a local solution that is simple, secure, affordable, and, that will benefit from the international R&D and development road map of Deutsche Telekom.”

T-Systems and Huawei plan to start taking customers onto OTC in the 4th Quarter of 2017.