T-Systems and Huawei announce a locally based Open Stack Enterprise Cloud for SA

T-Systems South Africa and Huawei have announced that they will be bringing Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to South Africa.

OTC is an Open Stack Public Cloud platform that will deliver on-demand, pay as you go cloud services to enterprises.

MD of T-Systems South Africa, Gert Schoonbee, 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).”

“Our customers are discovering the advantages of the public cloud, but they want a local alternative,” said 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.”

Huawei and T-Systems plan to start taking customers onto OTC in the fourth quarter of 2017.


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T-Systems and Huawei announce a locally based Open Stack Enterprise Cloud for SA