BT Collaborates with Oracle on Cloud Offering
BT has become the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud.
Posted Jun 28, 2016
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BT and Oracle have begun working together to help organizations take advantage of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud.

Together, BT and Oracle are aiming to remove the barriers to cloud adoption by providing options for connectivity from hybrid enterprise data centers to the Oracle Cloud.

"Cloud is the fastest growing part of Oracle's business," said Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle, in a statement. "This partnership will help our customers leveraging the Oracle Cloud execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of the breadth and depth of BT's global network and its Cloud Connect offering for their high-bandwidth connectivity needs."

With BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect, customers can use a private connection based on BT's IP Connect VPN service to exchange large volumes of data between the Oracle Cloud and their own on-premises environments. BT will connect directly to Oracle's Cloud locations in Amsterdam and London.

"Direct and reliable access to data and applications hosted in cloud environments has become critical to organizations as they embark on their digital transformation journeys," Luis Alvarez, CEO of Global Services at BT, said in a statement. "We are accelerating our drive to be the world's leading cloud services integrator, and I am proud that BT is becoming the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud."

BT and Oracle aim to offer the service in the final quarter of 2016.

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