Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems picks VMware for disaster recovery

T-Systems is using VMware's disaster-recovery-as-a-service across virtual clouds. (Pixabay)

Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems subsidiary has deployed VMware's disaster-recovery-as-a-service platform on its Dynamic Services for Infrastructure (DSI.)

With the deployment, T-Systems is laying claim to being the first European company certified to offer VMware’s disaster recovery service.

The recovery service offers customers simple, secure and cost-effective on-boarding, migration and disaster recovery for multi-tenant VMware clouds, all of which keeps T-Systems' business customers protected from unexpected events.

"With VMware vCloud Availability on DSI vCloud we offer our clients a service that is unique in the market," said Deutsche Telekom's Frank Strecker, senior vice president of cloud computing and big data, in a statement. "In our capacity as a cloud integrator, we are making it as easy as possible for our customers to use cloud services in a secure manner. Customers can implement this cloud-native solution through a fully automated process. They just pay per use."

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With cloud-based disaster recovery becoming one of the fastest-growing segments for cloud services, vCloud offers cloud providers the ability to deliver integrated migration and on-boarding services to the cloud and from one cloud to another.

"VMware vCloud Availability on DSI vCloud, enables T-Systems to offer robust business continuity to organizations of all sizes,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president of products (CPSBU) at VMware, in a statement. “Dynamic Services for Infrastructure with vCloud empowers companies to recover data quickly and avoid business outages when a man-made or natural disaster strikes.”

Last week, Deutsche Telekom announced it had picked VMware's VeloCloud SD-WAN offering as one of its vendors. In August, T-Systems was the first provider to globally launch Cisco's Viptela-based customer premise equipment on its IntraSelect SD-WAN managed service. In addition to VMware, T-Systems has also partnered with SilverPeak on over-the-top SD-WAN.