Tech-Data Migrates Its IT System to Cloud with T-Systems

This is a double digit million range contract, which is awarded to the T-systems by Tech Data to migrate all its existing IT systems in Europe to the cloud to take the benefits of cloud computing.  Tech data which is an IT wholesale distributor has awarded the contract to the T system which is a division of Deutsche Telekom; the contract is for migration of its conventional IT services to the cloud. The size of this deal is not revealed yet, but expert’s opinion is that it will be a double digit million contract. The contract with Tech Data comes abruptly after Union Investment awarded T-Systems a main contract in order to move the asset manager’s classic IT systems into the German cloud.

“Cloud computing is an essential part of Tech Data’s strategy – for our own IT systems and e-business tools in order to gain flexibility and innovation power”, explains Tech Data’s CIO Europe Philippe Bosquier.

Tech data also want to take the benefits of cloud computing services so that they can provide the flexibility and innovation to their customers. Cloud computing has the ability to speed up the logistics as well as the price matters; these two are the most important criteria of the tech data business. Tech data have an advanced logistics system and value added services, which enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries.

He further said “T-Systems as a cloud leader in Europe help us with dynamic services, to respond immediately to market changes in our product assortment. This accelerates pricing and logistics significantly, two major criteria for our customers with which we can score as an IT wholesale distributor.”

“We target to be the leader in cloud computing in Europe”, states Ferri Abolhassan, Director IT Division at T-Systems. “The deal win from Tech Data shows we are on right track.”

The contract with Tech Data is an extension of T-Systems’ success story of providing cloud services for customers across various industries. Furthermore, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) had handed over T-Systems with the duty of steadily migrating their conservative data center and infrastructure services as well as databases, applications and middleware to the cloud. Swiss based aviation services provider Jet Aviation and elevator and escalator manufacturer KONE have recently outsourced IT services to T Systems’ cloud computing platform.