Cloudreach, BT Global Services seal cloud partnership

Cloudreach, BT Global Services seal cloud partnership

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Cloudreach has announced a new agreement with BT’s Global Services unit to provide combined cloud managed services to multinational customers.

The agreement brings together best-in-class hybrid, pure-cloud and networking expertise from both companies. Moving to the cloud is a critical step in businesses’ digital transformation strategies and it creates an IT infrastructure that delivers the speed, agility and pace of innovation required to stay ahead of the game in today’s fast-evolving markets.

“Businesses are adopting cloud to capture growth opportunities and drive efficiency. Hybrid is sometimes a necessary transient state and we want to provide an answer to those needs,” says Aaron Painter, CEO of Cloudreach, whose primary partners are AWS, Microsoft, and Google.

“Cloudreach and BT’s Global Services unit together bring the best of public and hybrid cloud experience to deliver on business outcomes for our joint customers.”

Blackstone-owned Cloudreach strongly believes that all future applications will live in cloud platforms and will typically recommend customers move to the cloud by default. However, the journey is not straightforward as most large organisations have a hybrid or multi-cloud estate with different data centre environments spread across several geographies.

Hybrid strategies are a valid current approach for many of these organisations, such as financial institutions, that may wish to retain their own data centres for regulatory reasons. Cloudreach and BT’s Global Services unit can help their customers further their cloud-native strategies, while supporting a mix of public/private cloud, network and security services globally.

Maria Grazia Pecorari, MD of strategy and digital solutions at BT Global Services, added: “Global businesses are evolving the way they implement and use cloud. They’re looking for solutions that deliver on the benefits of the public cloud while accommodating the need to manage critical applications and data within their own private infrastructure for regulatory or legacy technology reasons. That’s why it’s important for us to offer a choice of hybrid cloud solutions, tightly coupled with network and security capabilities. Together BT and Cloudreach deliver these cloud solutions for multinational businesses globally.”

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