Deutsche Telekom, OVHcloud join forces in the ongoing cloud battle

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The pair are creating a public cloud platform in a number of European markets
Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems has teamed up with French cloud and hosting provider OVHcloud to contribute to the Gaia-X initiative, a data infrastructure collaboration between the European Commission (EC) and a number of countries, by creating a public cloud platform in Germany, France and other European markets.
In a joint statement, Deutsche Telekom’s IT services arm division T-Systems and OVHcloud commented, “This new offering will address the specific needs of the public sector, as well as essential infrastructure operators and companies of all sizes operating in strategic or sensitive areas of public interest.”
The partnership will utilize Deutsche Telekom’s data centers and its public sector expertise for the partnership, while OVHcloud will leverage its PCI platform to better align with T-Systems customers and partners.
Reuters reported that the partnership has been “deemed of strategic importance” and has the potential to create a European alternative to Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud computing. Due to the number of people still working and studying from home around the world, the cloud computing market and the businesses is expected to grow by 6.3% in 2020 to $257.9 billion, according to …

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