BT secures cloud services contracts with EU

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016

BT secures cloud services contracts with EU

BT has announced two new contracts with the European Commission to deliver public and private cloud services across 52 major European institutions, agencies and bodies, including the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Defence Agency.

Both framework contracts, which were awarded last December, run for up to four years with a combined worth of more than €24 million.

They are the third and fourth European Commission framework contracts that were awarded to the communications services provider in 2015, all of them following open calls for tenders.

BT said its customised, underlying technology platform meets the EU’s strict requirements for compliance, security and privacy, combining the speed and agility of public clouds with the control and security of private clouds.

“This is a milestone in our journey to be the leading global cloud services integrator, and demonstrates how we minimise the complexity, risks and costs for our customers as they move to the cloud,” said Corrado Sciolla, president Europe and Global Telecom Markets, BT Global Services.

The services will be hosted from several secure, geographically spread data centres within the EU, ensuring both high resilience and a guarantee that all customer data will remain within the union.

They will be integrated and managed from BT’s Compute Management System (CMS) — a single, federated portal which seamlessly delivers customers the IT services they need from anywhere in the world.

BT said it shows how the company can bring to life its ‘cloud of clouds’ vision, which was announced last year.

Image courtesy of Yanni Koutsomitis under CC BY 2.0

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