BT unveils hybrid cloud

Staff writer
telecomasia.net

BT announced it will support Cisco’s InterCloud service working alongside Citrix and NetApp to broaden its Cloud Compute portfolio and improve the way its hybrid cloud solutions benefit customers globally.

As organizations increasingly turn to the cloud for flexible and cost efficient ways of delivering IT services, the migration of workloads between different cloud environments remains a challenge. Cisco’s newly launched InterCloud, based on open standards and supporting Citrix CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStack, enables companies to move workloads, such as storage, compute and applications, across different clouds in a highly secure way.

BT worked with Cisco, Citrix and NetApp to develop and launch its Cloud Compute services across 17 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific.

The service is currently used by companies spanning many industry sectors. For example, it allows life sciences companies to collaborate globally on crucial research and development projects and improve their speed to market. It is also used by leading international law firms to provide clients with fast access to legal and market know-how across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Neil Lock, director of BT Compute portfolio at BT Global Services, said “As more applications are being driven to the cloud, the need for flexibility and control is critical for IT departments. Working with global companies in various industries offers us the insight into the daily challenges these IT organizations face. Our global network reach and extensive Cloud Compute capability give us a unique advantage in helping our customers design and build cloud solutions that are tailored to their needs.”

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