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December 9, 2010

BT opens virtual data centre in Benelux

Order and deploy servers, storage, networking services and security via the VDC self-service portal

By CBR Staff Writer

BT has opened cloud-based Virtual Data Centre (VDC) service in Benelux, to provide ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS).

The new VDC reduces deployment times of new data centre infrastructure from months to days and allows changes to be implemented within hours, or even minutes, depending on the requirement.

The company said that with VDC, customers receive the security for their infrastructure and reduce their environmental impact.

In addition, customers can order and deploy servers, storage, networking services and security via the VDC self-service portal and provides tools to modify their network infrastructure and to track the performance of contracted resources.

BT said that self-service portal offers users with flexible and agile provisioning, eliminating the need to invest in additional infrastructure that will only be used to its full potential during peak times, when seasonal fluctuation increases the demand for IT services.

BT Benelux CEO Edwin Hageman said dynamic and agile networked IT service enables users to scale their computing, network and storage requirements in real time while benefiting from substantial cost savings and efficiencies.

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The company’s Virtual Data Centre is currently available in the UK, Benelux, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Brazil, with other countries to follow.

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