BT and Oracle Collaborate to Expedite Organizations’ Move to the Cloud

BT and Oracle have announced they are working together to offer customers direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.

According to the vendors, while organizations understand the benefits of the cloud, many are also concerned about the security and performance issues associated with cloud technologies – particularly for their business-critical enterprise workloads that demand high levels of availability, security, and performance.

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

This partnership will help Oracle customers leveraging the Oracle Cloud to execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of BT’s global network and its Cloud Connect offering for high bandwidth connectivity needs, according to Thomas Kurian, president of Product Development, Oracle.

With BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect, customers can use a private connection based on BT’s IP Connect VPN service, which is designed to predictably, securely and consistently exchange large volumes of data between the Oracle Cloud and their own on-premises environment. BT will connect directly to Oracle’s Cloud locations in Amsterdam and London, giving customers access from anywhere in the world to services provided in European data centers. Through pre-provisioning via BT Cloud Connect, BT can cut the typical dedicated connection deployment time from months to days.

With the Oracle Cloud, customers can take advantage of an integrated public cloud portfolio across all layers of the IT stack, while also having the choice to bring the Oracle Cloud into their own data centers via the recently announced “Oracle Cloud at Customer” offering. Oracle FastConnect is part of Oracle IaaS, and intended to enable organizations to quickly meet IT and business goals by leveraging a set of core capabilities such as elastic computing, networking and storage.

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

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