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Like most IT service providers, T-Systems is selling more cloud services (Photo: Telekom)

T-Systems expects to generate about 1 billion euros in annual revenue from cloud-based services by 2015, up 2.5 times from last year.

The expected sales represent about one-seventh of total revenue at the business services division of Deutsche Telekom. T-Systems had 400 million euros in cloud revenue in 2012.

"The trend toward cloud solutions can be seen even today from major orders placed by corporations," said T-Systems CEO Reinhard Clemens.

T-Systems cited particularly strong interests in demand-based, pay-per-use applications and online computing and storage capacities. It booked roughly 2 billion euros in new orders for cloud services in 2012.

The company said it would extend a service agreement with Spanish carmaker Seat for another three years. The agreement covers data center services, ICT infrastructure as well as maintenance and further application development.

It also cited an extension of a data center service agreement with energy group Shell; a new order for cloud-based employee communication services from BP; and a major IT  integration project at Switzerland's Georg Fischer Group.