This week Deutsche Telekom announced that it will deploy managed network services to Microsoft Azure, making them the latest European partner.
Deutsche Telekom will now be handling the network portfolio of Microsoft’s public cloud platforms. This will serve to strengthen both companies’ collaboration towards public cloud services.
Frank Strecker, Senior Vice President for Global Cloud Computing & Partner Eco-Systems mentioned that, “Deutsche Telekom is Europe’s Leading telco and that they are extremely pleased they are able to leverage their existing skills and partner with Microsoft to provide enterprise users with amazing cloud services.”
Sunil Kishen, Principal Program Manager at Azure Networking, Microsoft added that, “Microsoft’s collaboration with Deutsche Telekom comes in accordance with their commitment to the region, bringing digital innovation to all users. By combining the Microsoft Azure ecosystem and Deutsche Telekom capabilities, we will be supporting the creative power and growth opportunities of our users.”
As the demand for secure, managed network connections is ever increasing, more companies are shifting key elements of their IT infrastructure over to the cloud. That is the reason Deutsche Telekom joined the Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner program. The move, will unite Europe’s leading telco with Microsoft’s expertise in special network services.
Connection feature options will include:
- ExpressRoute (for private connections)
- Virtual WAN (to connect various locations)
- Security Measures (combating DDOS attacks, firewalls)
One of the privileges of being an Azure MSP member is that Deutsche Telekom experts will be able to provide customers with further support when migrating to Azure and operating Microsoft services. They will also be involved in additional technical development of network elements. Deutsche Telekom services are offered in almost all Azure regions. This enables companies and users to access their data and applications via data centers located all over the world.