T-Systems, a provider of integrated offerings, has launched ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS) portal that enables customers to put together and use infrastructure services according to their requirements within minutes.
The company said the the new IaaS is billed on an hourly basis and is free for T-Systems customers during the pilot phase between November 2010 and February 2011.
The IaaS portal combines the benefits of the cloud approaches used in the public sector with those from the high-security business customer sector including access controls, data security and protection, defined Service Level Agreements, and full scalability.
In addition, all data centres, and consequently all customer data, are located in Germany, and each customer’s applications are logically separated and additional security precautions protect against access via the Internet.
T-Systems said that customers can combine other services from its portfolio with the IaaS offering and can obtain information about the system uptime, resources used, processor and storage capacity, and costs from the customer portal.
Further, customers can choose from a selection of platforms in T-Systems data centres and can access pre-configured systems and modify these to suit their requirements.
The company said that the new service is based on an x86 architecture that supports 32Bit and 64Bit operating systems and applications.