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BT named a Leader in 2017 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe

Press Release   •  Jul 11, 2017 17:01 BST

BT retains its position as a Leader for the fifth year in a row

BT today announced that it has retained its position as a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, one of the most influential reports covering the cloud sector. The company has also maintained its overall top rating for “ability to execute” in the report, which increasingly emphasises digital business enablement.

The 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe assesses cloud services providers’ completeness of vision and ability to execute in the provision of managed hybrid cloud hosting in Europe.

Gartner Inc. views Leaders as service providers who “have proved they have staying power in this market, can frequently innovate on their existing products and can be relied on for enterprise-class needs. They have proved their technical competence and ability to deliver services to a wide range of customers. They address multiple use cases with stand-alone or integrated solutions”.

BT believes that its leadership position is a significant achievement as this year Gartner Inc, emphasised digital business enablement throughout its assessment. BT believes that the report’s findings will provide valuable insight for its existing and prospective customers looking to leverage hybrid cloud as part of their digital transformation strategies.

Furthermore, the company believes that its retention of the top rating for ability to execute reflects the above-market-rate growth of its hybrid cloud services including its cloud and traditional Compute portfolio as well as fully-integrated, third-party hyperscale cloud services.

Bas Burger, CEO Global Services, BT, said: “We’re pleased this report recognises that BT’s cloud propositions are resonating with customers looking to transform their business and achieve leadership in the digital economy. Our front-runner position reflects the investments we’ve made in our Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy. These investments are bringing to market a portfolio of innovative cloud services that remove complexity and improve control for our global customers at every stage of their digital transformation journeys.

“We can help customers create hybrid environments combining the public and private cloud services their business demands. We can help them manage their cloud environments, giving them control of what their business consumes to ensure IT spend is affordable. Our global network gives customers access to their hybrid cloud wherever they need it and our track record in enablement reassures the boardroom that their digital transformation plans can be delivered.”

The report’s publication comes just three months after BT was given the highest scores by Gartner Inc. for Midsize European Network, Large European Network and Core City Backbone, reflecting three of the four use cases in the 2017 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Pan-European report.

To read the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe report, please click here.

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Notes for Editors

BT’s portfolio strategy: the Cloud of Clouds

The cloud is creating choices that never existed before. Through understanding those choices comes the confidence and the ability to harness change and do things that matter: get to market and innovate faster, keep costs down, and keep customers happy.

BT’s Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy is about allowing customers to connect easily and securely to the applications and data they need, regardless of where they’re hosted and where they are based.

As a cloud service integrator, we help customers move confidently and successfully along their cloud journey whilst minimising the complexity, risk and cost; to give them a choice of roadmaps that work for their organisation, in a way that will deliver the results they need.

We manage the whole process from network to cloud, we deal with third parties, deliver performance and security and simplify pricing, all under a single Service Level Agreement.

Click here for more information on the Cloud of Clouds.

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: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2017, BT Group’s reported revenue was £24,062m with reported profit before taxation of £2,354m.

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