BT launches Virtual Data Centre Private
BT today launched Virtual Data Centre (VDC) Private, the latest update to its cloud-based services, enabling customers to build dedicated private clouds to drive efficiencies whilst responding to the changing needs of their business. VDC Private is a data centre infrastructure service that delivers the benefits of cloud-based services, like improved flexibility and lower cost, but also allows customers to choose a solution to meet their current business needs.
VDC Private complements BT’s VDC On Demand service and can be provided within the customer data centre or hosted on one of BT’s network-based datacentres. The new service will be attractive to customers who want greater control and accountability of a cloud based service or to customers looking to introduce a greater level of innovation to enable their business systems and processes.
The new service will be particularly attractive to customers who require a dedicated and private architecture to meet their business needs or for customers looking to refresh their data centre infrastructure but who want to continue to utilise their own data centre space. Customers can choose from a number of pre-defined and sized architectures to suit the needs of their business both now and in the future. Additional capacity can be added in a modular way quickly as the business needs require.
Neil Sutton, vice president, global portfolio, BT Global Services said: “This is another clear demonstration of our innovation, investment and commitment to our customers to take them beyond the hype to focus on deliverable business benefits. At the end of last year, BT responded to organisations’ cloud-based concerns by implementing its VDC On Demand solution across Europe. VDC Private is another major step forward in our ability to address the complex needs of our enterprise and corporate customers.”
BT VDC Private is a new addition that extends the VDC On Demand proposition which delivers pre-provisioned hosted data centre infrastructure that enables customers to create, deploy, monitor and manage their own service on demand through a secure self-service portal. BT’s VDC On Demand has been available in the UK since June, 2009 and subsequently rolled out in Germany, France, Italy, Benelux, Spain, Ireland and Brazil. VDC Private is available in the UK and will be rolled out in a number of EMEA countries over the next few months.
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BT VDC Private gives customers a 'private cloud' infrastructure on their premises or in a BT data centre, to harmonise IT and communications exploiting our strategic partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, EMC, NetApp and VMware.
The service will be offered by BT Global Services and BT iNet. BT iNet will supply, install, configure, integrate and maintain the solution on the customers’ premises. BT has a team of Virtual Data Centre specialists to work with customers to evaluate how the BT VDC family of capability can help them. For further information on BT VDC private please visit www.bt.com/btinet