Stream Data Centres has announced that it has been selected as a trusted data centre partner by T-Systems. T-Systems chose Stream Data Centres’ Houston campus to host customers and help deliver innovative cloud operation services both locally and globally.
Led by its dedication to providing transformative ICT solutions, T-Systems has nearly 100 managed data centres, 56,800 open system servers, and more than three million managed SAP users. While expanding its newest hybrid cloud platform, T-Systems found that it needed a strategically located data centre that could cater to its architecture’s high-density demands as well as the company’s own ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals.
“Our mission is to provide the best solutions to our customers, with the right partners, using state-of-the-art technology,” states Mauro Guzelotto, Head of Cloud Services for T-Systems. “It was in the spirit of that mission that we decided to partner with Stream, and we are very excited about the value and possibilities that Stream brings to the table. Another key element of our decision was sustainability, and I am confident that our decision to partner with Stream will contribute to our sustainability strategy by helping us be more energy efficient.”
After a rigorous RFP process, Stream and its Houston campus were selected for a host of reasons, including the location’s advantageous geographical setting, Stream’s ability to meet sustainability goals with its energy procurement, operational expertise and additional strategic service offerings including high-density capabilities.
The Houston I facility in the Woodlands is located outside of the 500-year floodplain and has 185mph wind ratings with an uplift-rated building and equipment yard. These aspects have enabled this facility to offer 100% power and cooling uptime for the last eight consecutive years – even standing strong against storms like Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri. It is also connected to a separate power grid from T-Systems’ core facility, which allows for added redundancy. As a secondary site, Stream’s campus offers superior benefits and assurance against downtime.
Stream also enabled T-Systems to benefit from a partnership with Megaport, enriching its public cloud connections and further enabling the delivery of a robust hybrid cloud platform. T-Systems’ tailored cooling and power-per-rack demands could also be easily met with Stream’s large rooms, 3ft raised floors and tall ceilings, which helps the ambient temperature remain easily controlled even for high-density deployments. Furthermore, T-Systems’ multi-stage goals for sustainability across its operations (with an ultimate goal of fully eliminating its carbon footprint) are empowered by this facility’s LEED certification and the Stream team’s insights into strategic energy procurement and efficient usage.
“With this symbiotic partnership in place, Houston-area customers can enjoy T-Systems’ leading suite of IT service offerings and leverage their innovative platforms to further their own digital transformation initiatives,” states Chad Rodriguez, Vice President of Network and Cloud at Stream Data Centres. “Being selected by a global leader like T-Systems is a great testament to Stream’s Woodlands facility and team members.”
“The partnership between T-Systems North America and Stream Data Centres allows our joint existing and future customers to travel their cloud journeys with the certainty that availability, reliability, sustainability, and security are managed by two of the most relevant IT and DC experts in the market,” comments Cesar Martinez, Managing Director for T-Systems in North America.