BT's new VDC Private helps build dedicated private clouds
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 07-Feb-2011
BT last week launched a new data center infrastructure service Virtual Data Center (VDC) Private, enabling businesses to build dedicated private clouds on-premise or in a BT data center.
VDC Private complements BT's VDC On Demand service that can be provided within the customer data center or hosted on one of BT's network-based data centers. VDC Private is said to provide customers with "greater control and accountability of a cloud-based service", help provision a dedicated and private architecture, or to refresh their data center infrastructure -- while utilizing their own data center space.
VDC Private is offered in a number of pre-defined and sized architectures. Additional capacity can be added in a modular way quickly as required.
Neil Sutton, vice president, global portfolio, BT Global Services said: "At the end of last year, BT […] implemented its VDC On Demand solution across Europe. VDC Private is another major step forward in our ability to address the complex needs of our enterprise and corporate customers."
BT VDC Private is a new addition that extends the VDC On Demand proposition which delivers pre-provisioned hosted data center infrastructure that enables customers to create, deploy, monitor and manage their own service on demand through a secure self-service portal.
BT's VDC On Demand has been available in the UK since June, 2009 and subsequently rolled out in Germany, France, Italy, Benelux, Spain, Ireland and Brazil. VDC Private is available in the UK and will be rolled out in a number of EMEA countries over the next few months. Availability data in Asia is not yet announced.