Press release: BT again “Cloud Leader” in Germany
DC15-248 (15 June 2015)
Experton Group’s “Cloud Vendor Benchmark” ranks BT’s cloud solutions as “leader” in five categories for fifth year in a row
BT has again been recognised as a leading supplier of cloud services by the analysts of Experton Group in their new “Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015” report. BT was rated as “Cloud Leader Germany” in five categories.
BT gained top positions especially in categories focused on enterprise-grade cloud solutions. Aspects such as resilience, global availability and data protection play a pivotal role in this segment. BT was ranked “at the cutting edge” in the key Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) categories “IaaS – (Hybrid) Managed Enterprise” and “IaaS - Managed Private”. In the “IaaS – Self Service Public” category, BT further improved the attractiveness of its portfolio compared to the previous year. BT also substantially improved its position in the “Cloud Transformation” category, which encompasses consulting and integration services. This reflects the consulting and professional services capabilities of more than 1,200 highly skilled BT Advise Compute experts.
Furthermore, BT was able to secure a top position in the newly created “Communications-as-a-Service” category. BT offers comprehensive, cloud-based Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) solutions and has successfully established two new offers in the market: BT One Cloud Lync and BT One Cloud Cisco.
With its broad portfolio, BT helps global companies fully realise the opportunities of the cloud. BT’s recently announced “Cloud of Clouds” vision supports CIOs in orchestrating cloud resources wherever they are hosted: from their own private cloud installations and globally available BT Cloud Compute services to cloud applications offered by third-party providers (1).
“BT managed to maintain and further improve its excellent position in the leader quadrant for secure cloud computing,” said Heiko Henkes, Manager Advisor and Cloud Lead at Experton Group AG. “BT targets a very demanding market with its BT Cloud Compute product and stands out with a reliable and scalable solution. It meets the need for technical and commercial flexibility, industry-specific standards and advanced security options, and offers end-2-end integration with the customers’ private networks leveraging its own global network infrastructure.”
“Cloud is not just a trend, it is becoming the preferred way for our customers to source the majority of their ICT solutions. I am delighted that we have once again been rated as a leader in five categories and that Experton has recognised our excellent market position”, said Rainer Koppitz, CEO of BT Germany. “This shows that our offerings are especially well-positioned for large, multi-national companies. Our customers can take full advantage of our global network coverage, combined with our security know-how and the consulting expertise of BT Advise.”
The “Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015” report is a comprehensive study published by the Experton Group AG pertaining to products and services of leading cloud computing providers in Germany. It rates and ranks the leading providers in a transparent process to help IT decision-makers in evaluating and selecting the solutions best tailored to their needs.
In Experton’s opinion, the suppliers recognised as “leaders” offer a comprehensive portfolio of attractive products and services and hold a strong competitive position in the market. Furthermore, they offer their customers long-term stability by incorporating the cloud in business strategy and product development.
(1) ‘Cloud of clouds’ gives BT customers a practical route into cloud computing that meets their needs for choice and flexibility, total security and someone who knows how to make it work together. More information here: www.bt.com/point-of-view
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com.
Notes to editors
BT has been rated “Cloud Leader Germany” in five categories:
- “IaaS – Self Service Public”
- “IaaS – (Hybrid) Managed Enterprise Public”
- “IaaS – Managed Private”
- “Cloud Transformation (Consulting & Integration)”
- “Communication as a Service (CaaS) ”.
Further information about the report can be found at http://www.experton-group.de/