BT Compute Assess

IT infrastructure assessment

BT Compute Assess

The benefits

In-depth understanding of your IT infrastructure

BT Compute Assess is your first step towards an IT infrastructure that’s right for your business. Our experts use proven, trusted methods to assess your systems to see what’s working well and what could be better.

Find your strengths, tackle your weaknesses
We’ll pinpoint the quick wins, and we’ll show you where your technical challenges lie and how taking a structured design approach to your systems could benefit your business.

Save money by making your IT systems work smarter
See where you could be using your resources better, and identify what you could improve.

Get access to proven tools
Our trusted, highly trained staff use tried and tested tools to assess complex infrastructures and give you the detailed understanding you need to make your systems work harder for your business.

Get big results with minimal investment
You don’t need to commit to lengthy training or software licensing – we’ve already done that for you – and we’ll show you concrete examples of how you could improve your infrastructure.

Boost speed and efficiency
With our help, you’ll be able to develop more flexible, optimised IT systems which let you make technical change faster, scale systems to meet the changing needs of your business and introduce new business models and applications more easily.

Limit risk
Our assessment will give you the knowledge to create systems that work better across production, test, and development environments. Making the most of your systems means you can get the best cost of delivery and have important business applications running at the right service levels.

“Across the estate of 450 schools, only having to input data once rather than up to five times, we’ve calculated the savings could be as much as £2 million to £4 million.”

- Paul Fisher, Assistant Director, Children’s Services (Business and Compliance), Norfolk County Council

What it costs

What it costs

We structure BT Compute Assess in a range of different ways. And we can tailor it to your needs. For more details on pricing, click “Get a quote”.

More reasons to buy

Industry-leading skills, experience and methods

We have extensive experience in developing and implementing IT systems both in the UK and around the world. We’ll work with you to understand and define the opportunities for change and assess the best outcome for you. We manage more than 25,000 servers for more than 2,200 customers’ platforms across 45 global data centres.

That experience means we can provide the latest technology, but also back it with the professional expertise to make sure you get the full benefits.
It’s a combination the industry recognises. When we launched On Demand Compute, 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 BT Compute 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.

Technical specs

Assessment in three steps

The three stages of BT Compute Assess will help you understand the status of your IT systems and present you with the best options for meeting your organisation’s needs.

1.Sprint assessment
Starting with a one-day workshop, we’ll get a broad overview of your infrastructure and help you understand the opportunities to change and improve it – and outline the business justifications for taking those opportunities.

2.Virtualisation readiness assessment
How ready are you to go virtual? In this stage, we’ll find out. We’ll use secure software to capture configuration and workload information from your server estate to help you understand the best approach.

3.Optimisation assessment
We’ll look at the complexity and risk of moving your business applications to an optimised IT infrastructure. Our transformation architects, will use proven methods and tools to capture information about your infrastructure and help you understand the best approach to bring you maximum benefits.


Local support and expertise throughout Europe

BT Compute Assess services are available in Benelux, Germany, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and the UK.


Making complex decisions clearer

Assessing your IT infrastructure and applications architecture is all part of managing risk in your business. We have the tools and the experience to help you understand the possibilities and make the right decisions.

Service Level Agreement

Professional service expertise when you need it

We’ll work with you to agree on your objectives, define what our service will do for you and how - and what the main milestones are. Then we’ll set that out in the statement of works that covers all our professional services.



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