British Telecom has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to allow the telco’s IP VPN customers to connect directly to HPE Helion Managed Cloud Services.
BT’s service will use HPE’s Rapid Connect capability to bypass the public Internet when connecting to HPE Helion Managed Cloud Services.
According to a company statement, the new direct connectivity lets BT customers take advantage of HPE’s portfolio of services when and where they need them to build and consume workloads, securely. Customers will also benefit from improved performance, enhanced security and lower latency, BT said.
BT Global Services connect portfolio vice-president, Keith Langridge, said organisations 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,” he said.
“We have already optimised our network to help customers take advantage of multiple Cloud services through our Cloud Connect portfolio of services. By adding direct connectivity to HPE Helion through BT’s global network, customers will benefit from a solution that is consistent, secure and reliable, wherever they operate.”
Hewlett Packard Enterprise enterprise services workload and Cloud vice-president, Eugene O’Callaghan, said customers are looking to 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 organisations,” he added.
BT’s direct connectivity to HPE Helion Managed Cloud Services via Rapid Connect is currently available in Germany, France and the UK. It will be followed by release in all markets at a date yet to be confirmed by BT.