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BT Innovates Product Portfolio

LONDON, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BT today revealed that it will be launching its new Virtual Data Center (VDC) service in the coming months, aimed at helping large business and public sector organizations succeed in the current economy and prepare for the future. It provides a dynamic and virtualized infrastructure platform that enables them to consume their IT and networking infrastructure as a service and forms the base for future cloud services.

The BT VDC, showcased by BT today at the Handelsblatt Telecommunications Market Europe conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, marks the first of several networked IT product and service innovations and updates to be announced by BT Global Services this year. BT's investment has been focused on supporting portfolio innovations in voice/unified communications, network services, security, mobility, data centers and contact centers infrastructure.

BT Virtual Data Center service will, uniquely in the market, be rolled-out across datacenters in multiple countries in EMEA and this will enable BT to provide true enterprise class services. The second key differentiator with competitors is that BT offers servers, storage, networks and security that is orchestrated and automatically provisioned through its online portal. Customers can change the infrastructure easily in real-time throughout the duration of the contract through the portal.

BT customers will also be able to virtualize many of their networking and IT needs to the required service levels. By using BT's enterprise class infrastructure, BT VDC delivers to large organizations the benefits of enterprise class "cloud computing" to customers at a significant saving against a standard hosted infrastructure deployment.

"Any Infrastructure as a Service offering that can provide a platform where organizations can scale their computing, network, and storage requirements in real time, according to their needs, will have obvious appeal," said Roy Illsley, Senior Research Analyst at research company Butler Group.

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