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BT Compute

Globally available data centre services with local expertise and support

Keep ahead of your competitors and make the most of new technologies with our award-winning, enterprise-class data centre services, supported by industry-leading experts. If you need more space for new servers, or you need to bring in new applications and update your systems, you can save money, improve your services and cut risk with our fully customisable range of BT Compute services. We offer 99.95 per cent service levels too.

BT Compute services are available globally from our datacenters, providing a full range of services from traditional Telehousing and Co-Location, through to the latest Infrastructure as a Service cloud offerings. BT Private Compute is provided in a secure BT-managed data centre and offers dedicated private physical server infrastructure set aside for the customer’s exclusive use. Our Cloud Compute service offers hybrid Public and Private cloud infrastructure, self-served by you via our secure portal. Services can be built and accessed in minutes.

Better solutions through choice.
The best solution for your business can be delivered with a hybrid of data centre services, offering fast, flexible access to the latest data centre technology, with specially configured elements to suit your unique needs. Whichever options you choose, the benefits are clear.

The latest technology, at your service
We’ve invested heavily in research and development – so you don’t have to. Our services and expertise are some of the best available, which means you can focus on your core business. And because everything’s managed and maintained by us, you’ll get the benefits of the latest technology with minimal up-front cost, or none at all.

Greener by design
Exploiting the latest technology means more environmental efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. BT has won awards for its green credentials – for instance, the Green Award was one of four we picked up at the World Communication Awards in 2010.

Local infrastructure and support
For added security and ease of use, our BT Compute services are available globally with local infrastructure, local languages and local expertise too.

We knew we would require substantial server infrastructure to cope with such high levels of traffic, although this would only be needed until the end of the Games,” “The BT infrastructure was robust and scalable, What’s more we delivered the project free of significant capital investment and without compromising our environmental and sustainability credentials. ”
- Brian Cook, Head of Technology Service Delivery at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)

The BT’s virtual data centre offered us a number of advantages. It’s very flexible and, with minimal set-up time, we could get to market far more quickly. No significant up-front capital expenditure was necessary, and the charging regime is transparent.”
- James Davies, Application Development Manager, Norton Rose LLP

We know at a technical level that the virtual data centre itself is incredibly secure.”
- Mike Pickett, Manager of Digital Infrastructure, ICT Solutions, Norfolk County Council

BT has constructed a pragmatic data centre services portfolio to address the needs of customers at differing stages between traditional and cloud services adoption.”
- Current analysis, BT – Global Data Centre Services, January 2012

What it costs

BT Compute services are priced according to standard pricing tools reflecting the mix of services required. Utility cloud services are priced from as little as £0.07 per hour for virtual servers.

For further information contact your account manager.

Award-winning services, real business benefits

We manage more than 25,000 servers for more than 2,200 customers’ platforms across 45 global data centres. We combine our global services with local infrastructure and local support, and we can meet your needs from your premises through to your cloud services. So you’ll only need one supplier.

Cloud Compute uses the latest technologies from partners the industry respects, but more importantly we have the skills, experience and methods to make sure you get the maximum benefit from those technologies.

Our unique combination of Cloud Compute and Private Compute lets you control and manage your services, choosing the technical innovations, security protocols and levels of flexibility that exactly suit your business.

We’re recognised in the industry for our combination of technological innovation and professional services. When we launched our Cloud services, Dustin Kehoe, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis, said:

BT is one of the very first movers in Europe with its infrastructure as a service offer and the only global provider that will be deploying this service across a vast network of data centres both in the UK and Europe. Other differentiators include a strong central platform allowing customers to provision services on the fly and a solid professional services organisation to support customers with higher end requirements."


We swept the board at the 12th annual World Communication Awards 2010, picking up four awards for Best Global Operator, Best Wholesale Carrier, Best Technology Foresight and The Green Award. We were also highly commended in Best Customer Care. The chairman of the judges singled out our virtual data centre innovation as a factor in making our Global Operator award win ‘thoroughly deserved’.

We also picked up three awards for innovation at the Global Telecoms Business Awards in 2010.


Globally available data centre services

Our data centre services are available in all regions around the world. We provide Telehousing, Co-Location, Managed Hosting, Private Compute and Cloud Compute services from our global data centre infrastructure.

Service Level Agreement

Fully assured infrastructure service

We offer service availability of 99.95 per cent.



Cloud Compute brochure

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Tailor your cloud solutions in real time.

Telehousing brochure


Secure locations for your IT platforms.

BT Private Compute brochure

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Dedicated cloud infrastructure hosting your IT.


Cloud Compute datasheet

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Fast flexible access to cloud infrastructure.

White papers

BT Cloud Compute Security


White paper describing the security perspective of IaaS for BT Cloud Compute.

Hybrid Cloud: A Strategic Roadmap


White paper offering a strategic approach to cloud deployment and the hybrid model.