"Demandware (www.demandware.com), today announced a comprehensive partnership agreement under which T-Systems will provide European hosting, implementation, consulting and design services to deliver turnkey ecommerce websites, deployed on the Demandware eCommerce platform, to European businesses and US-based companies that wish to launch international ecommerce sites. Demandware provides an on-demand, Software-as-a Service (SaaS)-based enterprise-class ecommerce platform. T-Systems, a leading European systems integrator with annual revenues of 12bn euros and a presence in over 20 countries, is a division of Deutsche Telekom AG. T-Systems recently became an investor in Demandware through its T-Systems Venture Fund.
Demandware's unique Software-as-a-Service model frees retailers from the need to purchase expensive hardware and software and automatically provides them with the latest ecommerce technology and best practices as they are made available. Until recently, Demandware hosted European customers, including electronics giant Promarkt Online, from its US datacenter. Because European data privacy standards require hosting of eCommerce sites in-country, T-Systems will host Demandware's on-demand ecommerce platform in its European data centers. In addition, T-Systems will augment its substantial existing Demandware implementation and service capabilities through the hire and training of additional staff."