BT today announced their new BT Compute service for Microsoft Azure. This new cloud service from the British telecommunications company allows customers to order Azure alongside its own cloud services.
Through their Compute Management System (CMS) online management tool.
Basically, the service enables customers to build hybrid cloud infrastructure — with a single service wrap, contract and on a single bill.
Neil Lock, vice president of BT Compute at Global Services, BT had this to say:
“Hybrid cloud has become a major focus for many large enterprises as they choose a variety of cloud solutions to suit their complex business needs. In fact, BT research suggests that 90 per cent of its largest customers expect to be using a combination of public and private cloud in the next few years.
Through our relationship with Microsoft, customers can build their own hybrid cloud environment and enjoy the benefits of Azure whilst removing costly management concerns from the equation. Our Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy is all about empowering our customers take advantage of the choice, flexibility and control of cloud without concerns about the complexity and security.”
While Aziz Benmalek, vice president, Worldwide Cloud and Hosting Services, Microsoft also commented on this new partnership:
“BT is a natural fit to provide managed cloud services on Azure. Through our relationship with BT, we’re able to help customers with their infrastructure management and give them the ability to scale their business in a consistent hybrid cloud environment.”
BT plans to make this new service widely available in the fourth quarter of 2016.