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T-Systems SA gets behind Microsoft Azure

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T-Systems South Africa will partners with Microsoft offer Azure services to enterprise customers to the South African market.
Rajan Padayachee, head of solutions, projects and portfolio at T-Systems South Africa, comments: “Shortly after we announced our intention to bring our Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to South Africa, Microsoft announced that they will be offering Azure from local data centres in South Africa.
“Considering our strong partnership with them, coupled with the substantial investments that many of our customers have already made in Microsoft services, T-Systems made the decision to invest in Microsoft’s local Azure cloud, with the intention to maximise our customers’ investments and build on our partnership with Microsoft.”
Gert Schoonbee, MD of T-Systems South Africa, says: “T-Systems has extensive experience in cloud solution deployments and cloud migrations. Despite the considerable investments most customers have made in Microsoft and other T-Systems solutions, many have been reluctant to move their critical infrastructure to the cloud. However, Azure’s functionality makes it incredibly feasible to do so, for any corporation, large or otherwise.
“Our goal is to leverage our experience and Azure partnership to simplify the process of digitation and cloud migration, while offering a choice of cutting edge solutions backed by unsurpassed SLAs.”
Zoaib Hoosen, MD of Microsoft South Africa, adds: “T-Systems South Africa has been a longstanding partner of Microsoft for many years. We view this agreement as a reaffirmation of both our global and local partnership, and we give credit to the value that T-Systems’ brings, with both their extensive cloud experience and their existing partnerships with other entrenched business critical solution vendors.”