British Telecommunication Establishes Direct Connectivity to HP Helion Cloud Services

With this new rapid connectivity service, the customers of BT will be able to access the HP Helion Managed Cloud Computing Services in faster, reliable and more secure manner.

BT &  BT announces a new rapid connectivity service for the BT IP VPN customers; BT will use HPE’s Rapid Connect capabilities to enable its customers to bypass the public internet when they connect to the HPE Helion Managed Cloud Computing Services. This direct connectivity will give fast access to HPE’s portfolio of services when they need to build and consume computing workloads. It gives BT customers more reliable and secure access, better performance and lower latency rate.

Eugene O’Callaghan, Vice President, Enterprise Services Workload and Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said “Customers are looking for their cloud providers to deliver high performance, secure, reliable and high availability services in an evolving regulatory and threat landscape. Our partnership to deliver these services with BT will bring a whole new level of confidence to global organizations.”

It also simplifies the process of using cloud services, when a lot of companies are coming to terms with a mixture of private public and hybrid clouds. Another benefit for the customers of BT is that by adding direct connectivity to HPE Helion Cloud Computing Service through BT’s global network, they will benefit from a solution that is consistent, secure and reliable, wherever they operate. This service will help the customers to work with more efficiency and as a result the productivity will also increase.

Keith Langridge, Vice President, Connect Portfolio at BT Global Services, said: “organizations understand the flexibility and agility that come with deployment of cloud services. To accelerate their deployment of cloud, they require secure and reliable access to data and applications whether they are hosted in private, public or hybrid clouds”.

It is of great importance that BT’s ‘cloud of clouds’ vision builds on a road map for future service delivery and is underpinned by a wide range of services and industry sector solutions, delivered over BT’s global network infrastructure. The services are managed by customers through a single service catalog using BT’s Compute Management System which is very user friendly.

He further said that BT’s direct connectivity to HPE Helion Managed Cloud Computing Services via Rapid Connect is already available in Germany, France and the UK. This will be followed by additional connections of key business hubs around the world.