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Optimise your multi-cloud solution on a global basis.

Overview

You want to use the cloud to access your systems, apps, and data from wherever you are.

But high-performance business apps and developments, such as big data and artificial intelligence, need increasingly more data and compute capability. That’s why a hybrid approach to multi-cloud and private environments is becoming an organisational must.

What if you could manage different public and private clouds across your business using a consistent set of services?

When you work with us, you can leverage our skills, global scale and deep expertise to maintain consistent control and governance over your IT services. You can also seamlessly migrate and manage workloads using our consulting services and transformation tools. 

By bringing the management of your cloud platforms together with infrastructure, data, and security solutions, all with a single, global partner, you can reduce complexity and free up your people to focus on more business-critical tasks.

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Overview

You want to use the cloud to access your systems, apps, and data from wherever you are.

But high-performance business apps and developments, such as big data and artificial intelligence, need increasingly more data and compute capability. That’s why a hybrid approach to multi-cloud and private environments is becoming an organisational must.

What if you could manage different public and private clouds across your business using a consistent set of services?

When you work with us, you can leverage our skills, global scale and deep expertise to maintain consistent control and governance over your IT services. You can also seamlessly migrate and manage workloads using our consulting services and transformation tools. 

By bringing the management of your cloud platforms together with infrastructure, data, and security solutions, all with a single, global partner, you can reduce complexity and free up your people to focus on more business-critical tasks.

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What is Cloud Connect Direct?

A business-grade private WAN connection to leading cloud service providers.

Every business knows about the benefits of cloud computing but getting set-up can still be a daunting journey with a myriad of providers and services to navigate. Cloud Connect Direct makes it easier and gives a consistent and secure connection to all the benefits the cloud has to offer.

By enabling you to connect directly from our global network using the latest Software Defined Network (SDN) technology, you can be on-net with your preferred providers and Software as a Service (SaaS) in a faster and more reliable way. Direct private WAN connectivity also means your sites appear as on-net sites on your MPLS network, making everything safer and easier to manage.

Cloud Direct Connect was developed to remove the risks associated with cloud-based services, and we’ll ensure your move to the cloud is smooth, cost-efficient, and low-risk. All this without the headache of managing multiple suppliers and physical infrastructure. 

How does Cloud Connect Direct work?

Cloud computing has the potential to transform the way you do business – but not all connections are equal.

Cloud Connect Direct connections can range from 50mb to 2Gb and don’t require any additional access, CPE, or physical connectivity. There are no complicated internet breakouts, routing, DNS changes or firewalls. We manage the service the same way we do our core network, giving you more time to focus on business priorities.

It also lets you build on your network, using our infrastructure to go from testing and development to rolling out cloud-based applications and services faster and with greater security.

And you’ll keep a lid on costs. Cloud Connect Direct is more predictable and cost-effective than buying, configuring, and supporting security for multiple breakouts over the internet. We’ll handle the nitty gritty like managing the connection hour-by-hour. You’ll get performance information at your fingertips. 

Cloud Connect Direct features

We’re committed to delivering the best cloud connectivity solutions* on the market. Cloud Connect Direct lets you:

  • Access cloud providers directly from your own private network
  • Give people a great experience with a low latency private connection, fully managed by us
  • Get up and running quickly when we connect the service to your MPLS IP VPN in days
  • Stay flexible and add users and offices when you need them, redesigning your connections quickly
  • Go global with our connectivity for different cloud providers worldwide
  • Stay secure and control where your data goes on its way from A to B
  • Reduce vendor management costs with a single service provider

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Telehousing gives you the space and security, as well as the resilience and reach, to make your IT infrastructure work.

You can trust us with your telehousing needs because: 

  • we deliver data centre services from 48 global data centres
  • each one conforms to or exceeds Tier 3 of the Uptime Institute’s definition
  • each of our data centres is equipped with the same high standards of connectivity, security, atmospheric control and power
  • each environmental system and power source is duplicated for greater resilience against systems failure
  • we offer a 100 per cent SLA for the provision of power to each footprint and ensure continuity for your critical business processes (location permitting).

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Our public cloud solutions offer a practical, efficient and secure route into public cloud computing giving you the choice, flexibility and compliance you need.

Our Hybrid Cloud Managed services are platform-agnostic across private and public cloud.

With our services, you can: 

  • order public cloud alongside our portfolio of services on a single contract
  • get the most globally diverse choice of hybrid cloud services from us and our partners, delivered locally
  • get secure, high performance connectivity
  • be secure at all the gateways to the public cloud with Check Point security
  • control your IT infrastructure and apps from anywhere in the world with a single pane of glass
  • benefit from the expertise of our 2,000 highly skilled professional services consultants (with over 500 Microsoft and AWS accreditations)
  • solve regulatory and compliance issues in China
  • leverage our innovation with the leading cloud providers.

What is Internet Connect?

Global internet access services to suit all your sites, however large or small

The internet is the foundation of the way we work today. To connect all your customers, suppliers, offices, and employees, you need a cost-effective global internet access and broadband solution you can rely on.

As business moves toward hybrid networking models, your users will expect you to buy the best available internet with performance and reliability prioritised. The combined reach of our core network and our carefully selected third parties means Internet Connect can help your network solution span the globe – with the right offer at the right price, under a single contract and service agreement.

How does Internet Connect work?

Improving your internet connected world.

In a complex world of distributed architecture and applications, you need reliable global ISP solutions with experienced partners who have the tools, systems, network security expertise, and relationships to track and resolve any issues quickly.

We deliver and manage your internet connections for you, removing the headache of dealing with multiple suppliers in different locations around the world and providing cost-effective connectivity into more than 190 countries. As you grow into new locations, Internet Connect lets you simply add these connections into your managed service agreement, maintaining a consistent and simplified look and feel to your network.

Our Multi Service Access (MSA) agreement also lets you combine MPLS and internet over the same access, so you can use some of your current MPLS bandwidth to connect directly into the internet without waiting for new installs.

Internet Connect features:

We’re committed to delivering the best global internet and broadband services on the market. Internet Connect offers you:

  • A fully-managed solution – We deliver and manage all your global internet connections, removing the headache of dealing with multiple suppliers around the world
  • Burstable Bandwidth – You’ll have the flexibility a digital business needs, adding new capability to control bandwidth costs while maximising agility
  • MPLS IP VPN integration – Secure gateways around the world with our own internet and MPLS services reduce cost and time compared to new, physical connections
  • 24/7/365 support – You can rest assured we’ll meet our commitment to you with expert support to help you resolve any issues you may encounter.

Internet Connect benefits:

What benefits will Internet Connect bring to your business?

  • Reduced management complexity – Our service is fully-managed, leaving you time to focus on the business-critical work only you can do
  • High performance for a better customer experience – Uncontended (1:1), synchronous bandwidth lets your applications perform at their best
  • Global reach for smaller remote sites – We offer many lower-priced options to suit the needs of your smaller and more remote sites and users, including ADSL, VDSL, SDSL, and radio/Wi-Fi
  • Resilience and choice – We design and configure networks that provide high up-time and come with centralised, co-ordinated global support
  • Improved security – We have 3,000+ security professionals protecting our network, and offer options like DDoS and cloud-based firewalls.

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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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What is Hybrid Cloud Managed Services?

Shape your future infrastructure with hybrid cloud solutions from BT and NetApp

To thrive in a world of change, businesses need a flexible and agile IT environment designed to flex and grow at speed and scale.

IT workloads must be cloud-optimised, for better performance and user experience (UX) – yet 47% of businesses are not doing this. What’s more, the forced speed of cloud adoption is leaving businesses vulnerable, with 50% at risk of accidentally exposing data or services. Not only that, but working too quickly and without real visibility means that 80% of organisations are set to overshoot their cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) budgets.

BT and NetApp have joined forces to create a solution that distributes workloads across private cloud, public cloud, and on-premises to suit your business and budget. And we ensure all UX is optimised and secured too – from corporate office to home office, data centre, branch, and cloud.

How does Hybrid Cloud Managed Services work?

BT and NetApp – joining forces to create a better hybrid cloud experience.

Through BT Hybrid Cloud Managed Services, we provide connectivity to every major cloud provider on every continent, enabling services in days.

By embedding the NetApp Data Fabric into the BT network, we can provide even greater agility for your data, in the same way SD-WAN* delivers greater agility for your network.

We provide you with the choice and control to manage your data across hybrid cloud, selecting the most efficient, appropriate environment for your industry.

We help you to move workloads and their data to the right place, at the right time, with the right characteristics to accelerate innovation. You can thereby mitigate your operational risk, and access insights to help you make more informed decisions for the future.

Hybrid Cloud Managed Services features:

We’re committed to delivering the best hybrid cloud solutions on the market. Our Managed AWS service gives you:

  • NetApp Public Cloud Software – Deliver faster performance than with public cloud native storage with Service Level Agreements for services like Cloud Volume Services (CVS) and Azure NetApp Files (ANF)
  • Seamless data transfer – Move your important data between public clouds without having to convert it
  • NetApp efficiencies – Reduce cloud consumption, ingress, and egress costs
  • Cloud tiering – Reduce costs further and run your workloads and data in the most efficient location.

Managed hybrid cloud benefits:

What benefits can hybrid cloud management bring to your business?

  • Reduce cloud cost – We’ll help you reduce public cloud TCO (total cost of ownership), which is typically difficult to control
  • Mitigate your risk – Reduce business risk by uniquely guaranteeing performance and availability for mission-critical workloads
  • Manage your compliance – We’ll make sure all your data is protected from data loss and ransomware, and is compliant globally
  • Keep your data secure – Seamlessly transfer data between public clouds, avoid cloud lock-in and address concentration risk
  • Grow your business faster – We’ll help you go-to-market faster with new digital services and business models by increasing agility, availability, and scalability across the hybrid cloud.

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