- T‑Systems intends to open a second European Open Telekom Cloud location in Amsterdam, extending beyond its original regional hub in Biere, Germany.
T‑Systems (T‑Sys) intends to open a second European Open Telekom Cloud location in Amsterdam, extending beyond its original regional hub in Biere, Germany. Dutch partner NLDC will be responsible for managing the data centre, including its equipment and power supply. The collaboration with NLDC will allow T‑Sys to expand the capacity and back‑up capabilities of Open Telekom Cloud, which launched in 2015 through a meld of Deutsche Telekom, Huawei Technologies, and OpenStack technology (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #51). The enterprise services unit again emphasised its desire to provide European enterprises with an alternative to the “more closed standards” of US‑based public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. Sake Algra, Managing Director of T‑Systems Netherlands, claimed use of public cloud solutions is expected to triple in the country over the next five years. “The Netherlands, and especially Amsterdam, has a unique position in Europe as a location for data centres”, Algra added.