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We know you are often pushed for time, so we’d like to introduce you to Fast Facts. As the name suggests, we’re bringing you the need to know issues and topics affecting industries, customers and consumers in today’s connected world.

In our first issue we review some of the key facts emerging from our recent research Realising possibilities in the cloud: The need for a trusted broker and look at how a Cloud Service Integrator can help.


Fact:

90% of large organisations expect to be using multiple clouds in the next two years

Solution:

They want a partner who can advise on cloud strategy, migrate services and applications to the cloud, put the infrastructure in place and give an end-to-end service to manage it. In other words they want a Cloud Service Integrator.

BT's cloud of clouds vision

 

Fact:

9/10 businesses want a partner who can manage data centres and networks together

Solution:

Someone who's connected their IP network to the major data centre organisations, carrier neutral exchanges and cloud providers. So they can offer services from Cisco, Equinix, HP, Interxion and Microsoft.

Realising the Possibilities in the Cloud

 

Fact:

60% of organisations want help to make the right cloud choices

Solution:

They want an adviser who uses tried and tested methods to assess their IT infrastructure and help them make the right choices. Like when to use public or private clouds, which applications and data to house there, and how to connect to the cloud. Someone to guide them along a path to an optimal infrastructure, one which can be scaled up or down easily and changed quickly and safely.

BT Compute Assess

 

Fact:

9/10 organisations see the need for a trusted cloud services broker

Solution:

Organisations want to use different clouds for different jobs, but they want the benefits of dealing with one provider. They need someone who will take away the complexity and offer a single service level agreement in return. A cloud service provider who's a partner with all the others. Someone to bring all those clouds together and provide an integrated cloud service.

BT's cloud of clouds vision

 

Fact:

A third of CIOs say they don’t have the skills to move work to the cloud

Solution:

They want professional advisers who can help them assess their IT needs. Help them plan the right mix of the right types of cloud services. Manage the migration with minimum risk and support their cloud services into the future.

BT Advise

 

Fact:

43% of organisations said compliance was a major concern about the cloud

Solution:

They need a cloud service provider who can guarantee compliance with the regulatory requirements of their specific industry. One who offers control over the legal jurisdiction in which the data is hosted. Whose physical and digital security measures minimise operational risk and support business continuity best practice.

BT Compute

 

Fact:

60% of organisations are concerned that cloud services might not provide them with a good enough performance

Solution:

To guarantee a great end-user experience, they should choose a Cloud Service Integrator who has invested in plenty of top tier data centres around the world in locations close to theirs. Whose data centres – and those of all the other major cloud service providers – are pre-connected to their own high-speed global MPLS network. And who can provide secure internet breakout if they need it.

BT Connect

 

Fact:

Two thirds of organisations see securing data and network as challenges for cloud services

Solution:

They'll only find reassurance in a Cloud Service Integrator with one of the largest security practices in the industry, with thousands of dedicated security practitioners and Security Operations Centres in every region. Someone with a special cloud identity management solution to lock up end user security. Whom independent analysts consider to have "the most complete global reach, with strategic security staffing and infrastructure in all the major regions of the world."

BT Assure

 

Questions?
Corporate sector 0800 028 5314 | Public sector 0800 032 0025 | Or ask your BT account manager.

Sources
The source of all facts in this issue is Realising the possibilities in the cloud: the need for a trusted broker, BT/Cisco survey with Ovum, 2014

1BT Global Services, as described in Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Global Telco Managed Security Services Provider, Sep 2014, Mike Sapien

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