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What is Hybrid Cloud?

It can be complicated managing a multi-cloud environment.

And you may find it difficult if you try to manage it in the same way as you do your traditional IT. If you do, you may end up with inefficient designs, resulting in issues, such as bill shock.

And pursuing a cloud-only approach may cause you problems. Not all your apps and traditional IT will work in the cloud. This is where a dynamic, hybrid environment can help you. But it does come with added complexity.

For example, to deliver true multi-cloud benefits, you need new processes and people with the skills and experience across network, data centres and security. This talent is not only hard to find, it’s also hard to retain.

Also, don’t fall into the trap of believing that just because your proof of concept cloud deployment works as expected, it will be the same once you scale it.

We can give you end-to-end visibility of your IT infrastructure, as well as the ability to configure optimal solutions for your different lines of business or geographies - from IP address management to disaster recovery to cost optimisation. With our support, you can have the right network, security and operational processes in place to more efficiently manage your cloud solutions and deliver a great experience to your users.

Overview

What is Hybrid Cloud?

It can be complicated managing a multi-cloud environment.

And you may find it difficult if you try to manage it in the same way as you do your traditional IT. If you do, you may end up with inefficient designs, resulting in issues, such as bill shock.

And pursuing a cloud-only approach may cause you problems. Not all your apps and traditional IT will work in the cloud. This is where a dynamic, hybrid environment can help you. But it does come with added complexity.

For example, to deliver true multi-cloud benefits, you need new processes and people with the skills and experience across network, data centres and security. This talent is not only hard to find, it’s also hard to retain.

Also, don’t fall into the trap of believing that just because your proof of concept cloud deployment works as expected, it will be the same once you scale it.

We can give you end-to-end visibility of your IT infrastructure, as well as the ability to configure optimal solutions for your different lines of business or geographies - from IP address management to disaster recovery to cost optimisation. With our support, you can have the right network, security and operational processes in place to more efficiently manage your cloud solutions and deliver a great experience to your users.

Why choose Hybrid Cloud Solutions from BT?

It’s not just the service that makes the difference, but who you choose it with. Why choose digital experience monitoring solutions from BT?:

  • Industry-leading partnerships – Getting industry-leading expertise with the power of our global network and partners like Cisco and Riverbed combined 
  • Experience – We design, build, and deliver solutions to the world’s largest multi-national corporations, and we’ll use that expertise and heritage to create a solution that works for you
  • Choice and control – For us, choice is everything. That’s why our services are flexible and customisable to your business needs
  • Support – We continually develop our services to resolve issues proactively before they happen. And if something does go wrong, you’ll have quick access to the support needed to get it fixed. 

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What is Cloud Connect Azure?

Intelligent cloud adoption at scale

Nearly 60% of businesses today are enjoying the benefits of hosting content and applications in the cloud. And many more are likely to join them, sooner rather than later. One big challenge of that journey is how to manage the complexity of a multiple or hybrid cloud approach.

So how about we take the pressure off your overstretched in-house teams? Our experts will minimise the risk of migration, simplify your Azure cloud experience, and create a network that drives your business aims.

We’ll build for you an application-led transformation and configure your network into and across Azure. We’ll define the whole end-to-end networking environment and give you dedicated 24/7 service cover to remedy problems or issues quickly.

How does Cloud Connect Azure work?  

If you already host in Azure we can manage this for you too, using Azure-friendly things like Azure Lighthouse to administer rights. This provides a simple digital rights platform to give you and us the necessary control, governance, and compliance.

All of this means we can help lighten your in-house load by:

  • Consulting with you on connectivity choices so you can use your favourite technology suppliers
  • Bringing our design skills and experience of Microsoft Azure networks and workloads
  • Advising on the optimisation of your Azure performance
  • Provisioning network services in the Azure cloud seamlessly
  • Supporting you with a single service team available 24/7
  • Using our partner status to get things done quickly

So, if you’re looking for great performance into and through the Azure cloud and you need somebody to manage the complex infrastructure, onward connections, and navigation of network corridors, we’re here to help.

Cloud Connect Azure features:

We’re committed to delivering the best hybrid cloud solutions* on the market. Managed Azure services gives you:

  • Choice - Cloud Connect Azure addresses enterprise cloud networking needs and challenges across all aspects of cloud and hybrid networking, including network architecture, planning and design, deployment, operations, maintenance, and optimisation
  • Connectivity - You can choose the type of connectivity you want, from direct connections like MPLS or internet to things like 4G/LTE services
  • Public or private - Our private MPLS core connects across the globe to Microsoft Enterprise edge (MSEE) devices and provides private, dedicated performance-oriented connectivity
  • Component design - We offer a complete end-to-end managed service which can benefit from our global footprint. Our solutions can include multiple components such as SD-WAN, optimization, load balancing and multiple cloud connectivity for SaaS/PaaS/IaaS – all with inherent security

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What is Hybrid Cloud Cost Optimisation?

Improve the way your organisation uses cloud technology.

The cloud delivers massive benefits for organisations, but some of those can rapidly drive-up costs and create complexity as your estate expands. Our globally consistent Hybrid Cloud Cost Optimisation service will give you the visibility you need across both your multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

With detailed data analytics and custom reporting, you’ll gain insight into spend and usage throughout your organisation, and be able to automate, right size, and regain cost control – while creating better governance of your cloud usage across the company.

Our expertise, coupled with actionable recommendations, will help you make informed decisions and reduce cloud costs. We can also go one step further using automation to save you time whilst ensuring better cloud security standards.

The service is fully managed, which means we’ll take care of the tricky bits like set-up, installation, and maintenance for you. 

Why invest in cloud cost optimisation services? 

Tame cloud costs with continuous improvement and behavioural change.

Hybrid Cloud Cost Optimisation will help you regain control of your cloud network. With role-based (and customisable) dashboards, you’ll see exactly who’s spending what and how that’s impacting your budget – and where money can be saved.

By making people aware of what they’re spending and urging them to improve their cloud housekeeping, you can begin to change behaviour right through your organisation. We can even automate certain tasks to help and you can get a real-time status update via our health-check report.

We can tap into your raw data to give you an initial view of the potential savings you could gain, even if you’re not yet a customer. And because we know giving us an overview of your entire estate may be tricky, this raw data insight can be the basis of our ongoing cloud conversations.

Hybrid Cloud Cost Optimisation features

We’re committed to providing the best hybrid cloud solutions on the market. Our Cloud Cost Optimisation service gives you:

  • Detailed reporting and dashboards
  • Evaluation of utilisation across cloud and hybrid
  • Customer performance optimisation matrix
  • Health check automatic updates
  • Automatic housekeeping
  • Automated recommendations on cloud security and policies

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Hybrid cloud data services – Reduce costs, boost efficiency, and protect your data

We reduce your cloud total cost of ownership by reducing your cloud consumption, ingress, and egress costs. We also help reduce costs further using cloud tiering, helping you to run your workloads and their data in the most efficient location.

Why choose Hybrid Cloud Data Services?

NetApp and BT are recognised as market leaders in the provision of cloud services and data management. Our combined capability ensures we deliver, at scale, globally.

NetApp is recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Storage, 2019 and as an IDC MarketScape Leader in Scale-Out NAS (file-based storage).

BT is rated as ‘Very Strong’ in GlobalData’s Data Centre and Cloud Services Product Assessment Report, 2020.

Our combined hybrid cloud strategies are designed to unlock the best of cloud, uniquely positioning us to help you transition to the hybrid cloud with guaranteed performance and availability that is not available from native cloud storage.

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What is Private Cloud services?

An agile hybrid cloud for agile service delivery

Public cloud adoption has grown substantially as entire workforces have moved to the home office. But for many, it’s far from the default choice thanks to concerns with cloud security, business-critical application performance, and the complexity and time associated with refactoring traditional customer applications.

Private Cloud is an end-to-end solution that allows you to take full advantage of the agility and automation of public cloud, with the performance, security, and predictability you’re used to from a private data centre.

It’s unique in its ability to provide choice to our customers, putting you in control of your IT delivery supply chain. You can choose your hosting location (on-premise, BT-hosted or via a third party/CNF), select modular technology stacks, pick a suitable commercial consumption model, and choose from a variety of add-on services including security, professional services, and managed services.

How does Private Cloud management work?

Designed with complex global networks in mind

Private Cloud enables localised cloud-like services to return to the business while we take care of infrastructure and platform management. This frees up your IT teams to work on revenue-generating innovation and gives you the opportunity to get greater value from your cloud budget.

Our VxRail platform is a reliable, flexible foundation to support cloudlike delivery of your business-critical applications, uniquely engineered with VMware. Wrapped up in BT’s expert cloud managed services, you can relax knowing that the day-to-day running is in safe hands.

It’s ultra-easy to use with single-click deployment, plus a ‘single pane of glass’ for network management, automation, and lifecycle management. The technology does all the heavy lifting, creating a scalable infrastructure for developing and deploying cloud-native apps with 15x faster cloud deployment. You’ll get the same intelligent IT infrastructure stack across your private, public, and edge environments, enabling you to embark on digital transformation with confidence.

Private Cloud features:

We’re committed to delivering the best managed private cloud solutions on the market. Private Cloud features include:

  • VxRail – A flexible foundation that supports cloudlike delivery of business-critical applications
  • Single-click deployment – Quick and easy set up alongside a fully managed service
  • VMware Cloud Foundation – Automate all your critical processes
  • A fully-managed service – From initial set up to maintenance, we’ll take care of the day-to-day running to give you more time for business-critical tasks

Private Cloud benefits:

What benefits will Private Cloud bring to your business?

  • Remove hybrid cloud complexity whilst maintaining autonomy and control
  • Accelerate innovation with Dell and VMware technology
  • Improve cloud economics with a flexible commercial model and pricing
  • Get unified data access to eradicate siloes
  • Simplify management of 1000s or virtual machines
  • Easily expand into public infrastructure
  • Improve security and reliability

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What is SD Fabric?

The freedom of the cloud, in your own private data centre.

Many organisations want to move their applications to the public cloud, but security and regulatory concerns can make that difficult. They require a bespoke approach that only works in a private data centre. SD Fabric (Cisco ACI) gives you the best of both worlds.

Building on Cisco’s ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) technology, our fully-managed software defined data centre solution brings cloud-like flexibility to your existing data centres for increased automation, agility, and productivity.

You’ll get a new DC-LAN solution that meets the ever-increasing demands that on-premises infrastructure faces, and it can easily extend into the public cloud in the future.

Why invest in our Cisco ACI-based service?

Visibility, control, and increased automation

SD Fabric is the solution your business needs if:

  • You want to reduce your networking costs
  • You want to modernise your data centre
  • If your data centre is coming to end-of-life
  • If you have an application that needs a standard, scalable, repeatable infrastructure platform
  • If you want to reduce your data centre footprint
  • If you want to move your existing Cisco ACI environment so you can manage and maintain it under a single contract

We’ll deliver, install, configure, and manage your new private cloud DC-LAN infrastructure, including Cisco Nexus 9000hardware and Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) software.

 We can provide a fully managed service including change management, proactive alerting, and incident management. And we’ll work closely with your IT team and the partners managing or migrating your applications.

SD Fabric features

We’re committed to delivering the best hybrid cloud solutions on the market. SD Fabric gives you:

  • Increased visibility, analytics and control across your own data centre environment (API)
  • A specialised team to own and manage delivery, and your ongoing service
  • Optimised networking (100Gb/s) to reduce complexity
  • A scalable and easy to grow solution without change of design
  • Cloud-like agility, with increased automation for speed of configuration and deployment of changes
  • Reduced data centre network provisioning times – cutting cost and simplifying troubleshooting and compliance
  • A common platform for physical and virtual environments
  • Agile hardware deployment as you don’t have to change the network design
  • Easy rollout that improves productivity quickly

SD Fabric benefits

What are the benefits of SD Fabric and Cisco ACI? It’s…

  • Simple - Improve productivity with greater visibility and faster, more consistent change implementation across your network – for example, a new multi-tier network or a change to a security policy
  • Agile - Make your business units’ lives easier with faster application deployment using infrastructure as code
  • Compliant - Make auditing your network simpler with access to your data via the API
  • Cost-effective - Less implementation and change costs, while a single point of management gives consistency and greater visibility to audit and verify change

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