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June 28, 2016 08:00 ET

BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud

BT Becomes the First Global Network Services Provider to Offer Direct Access to the Oracle Cloud

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2016) - BT and Oracle today announced that they are working together to help organizations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the high performance, reliability, and security features of the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud.

While organizations understand the promise and many benefits of the cloud, many are concerned about security and performance issues associated with cloud technologies. This is especially true for business-critical enterprise workloads that frequently demand high levels of availability, security and performance. Together, BT and Oracle are aiming to remove those barriers to cloud adoption by providing options for connectivity from hybrid enterprise data centers to the Oracle Cloud. 

"Cloud is the fastest growing part of Oracle's business," said Thomas Kurian, president of Product Development, Oracle. "This partnership will help our customers leveraging the Oracle Cloud execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of the breadth and depth of BT's global network and its Cloud Connect offering for their high bandwidth connectivity needs."

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.

Luis Alvarez, CEO Global Services, BT, said: "Direct and reliable access to data and applications hosted in cloud environments has become critical to organizations as they embark on their digital transformation journeys. We are accelerating our drive to be the world's leading cloud services integrator and I am proud that BT is becoming the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud."

The Oracle Cloud is used by many of the world's largest organizations. It supports 70 million users and more than 34 billion transactions each day and runs in 19 data centers around the world. With the Oracle Cloud, customers can take advantage of the broadest and most 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.

This news builds on BT's Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy by allowing its multinational customers to connect to the cloud through a centrally managed high-speed network with highly predictable performance, reliability and embedded security features.

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

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About BT
BT's purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Global Services, Business and Public Sector, Consumer, EE, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2016, BT Group's reported revenue was £19,042m with reported profit before taxation of £3,029m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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