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Deutsche Telekom Backs OpenStack

BONN, Germany -- Deutsche Telekom enhances its set of cloud technologies with OpenStack. The open source cloud operating system is another platform that makes it easy for software partners (ISVs) to integrate their cloud applications in the Deutsche Telekom infrastructure and its new Business Marketplace, removing technical obstacles. Deutsche Telekom’s Business Marketplace is an online platform which will offer cloud services for small and medium businesses starting in summer 2012.

"Our goal is to offer our customers a rich set of business applications out of our cloud. We fulfil an important requirement with this open platform, as it simplifies the technical collaboration with partners", says Dirk Backofen, SVP Marketing Business Customers, Telekom Deutschland GmbH. Deutsche Telekom supports ISVs with the integration into the innovative and growing OpenStack platform and plans to contribute to the development of OpenStack with its own software engineers. Customers benefit as well from the open platform, as cloud services can be delivered cost-efficiently and are compatible to existing infrastructure thanks to a commonly shared basis.

"It is an important milestone that Deutsche Telekom, one of the largest cloud service providers in the German and European markets, has decided to implement OpenStack. We look forward to the participation and contributions of a major European cloud operator like Deutsche Telekom," says Jonathan Bryce, chairman of OpenStack’s Project Policy Board.

OpenStack was founded in 2010 by Rackspace, NASA and 25 technology industry leaders to drive industry standards, end cloud lock-in and speed the adoption of cloud technologies. The community has since grown to more than 150 participating companies, including Dell, AMD, intel, Canonical, SUSE, HP und Cisco, and is making progress to become the de-facto standard for open cloud architecture.

Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT)

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