BT to build cloud infrastructure for Randstad

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HR services provider Randstad Group has contracted BT to build a new global IT infrastructure providing cloud connectivity to more than 3,500 sites worldwide.

The network will connect 37 countries in Europe, North- and South-America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

BT will consolidate, centralize and standardize Randstad’s network infrastructure, currently sourced from multiple domestic and regional providers. The new infrastructure uses BT’s IP Connect and Internet Connect services to combine the reliability and security of IP-based VPNs with the flexibility of internet connections.

The network infrastructure will use BT’s Cloud Connect service to deliver high performance connectivity to multiple Amazon Web Services locations. In addition, BT One Cloud will deliver cloud-based voice services for Randstad’s 33,000 employees, hosted from data centers in Europe, North America and Asia. BT will also standardize Randstad’s in-office – fixed and wireless – networks.

“We were looking for a global network and cloud services integration partner to help us gain more control over our network estate, increase efficiencies, maximize the benefits of the cloud and help accelerate our digital transformation,” said Bernardo Payet, general manager of Randstad Global IT Solutions.

Payet said BT will take away the burden of managing a multitude of different suppliers and make it easier for us to implement new services for our employees and customers.

“Our ambition is to be the leading global cloud services integrator, offering customers unparalleled choice, security, resilience, speed, flexibility and agility on their digital transformation journey,” BT Global Services president of Europe and global telecom markets  Corrado Sciolla said.

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