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BT Boosts Cloud Cover Across Four Continents

"BT Cloud Compute's flexibility can be crucial as many companies expand into new regions and markets, or find that their needs change quickly – a local service but in a globally consistent manner. BT Cloud Compute's self-service dashboard gives them the power to constantly monitor and manage their usage and spending, in a similar way to household smart meters that give residential customers better visibility and control over their energy usage."

About BTBT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.  Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.  BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2012, BT Group's revenue was £18,897m with profit before taxation of £2,445m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.  BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. 

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

BT Cloud Compute - Notes to Editors

Awards won by BT for its Cloud offering:
  • 2011 GlobalTelecoms Business Innovation Award for Cloud Services;
  • Winner of the Best Project in Iaas category at Computerwoche's Best in Cloud 2011
  • BT was ranked the third largest provider of cloud infrastructure services in the world by industry analyst Synergy Research Group.
  • BT was recognized as a leading cloud supplier in Germany in multiple categories by the analysts of Experton Group in their latest "Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2012" report.

Cloud Compute key features

Service availability: 99.95 per cent, dynamic provisioning, 24/7 with local service desksDelivered from Tier 3 or better data centersAccess options: Portal, multi-lingual and multi-currency, open API, role-based accessArchitecture: Multi-availability zones across public and private resourcesSecurity: Role-based access, virtual security appliance, port forwardingIntegration: Active directory and LDAP supportedNetwork: Load balanced, multi VLAN, WAN connectivity available, virtual routingCommercial: Flexible pricing per hour, per month, or per annumOS supported: Microsoft, Linux, customer generated templates, ISO imagesHypervisors supported: VMware, Citrix

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