Telecoms operator and cloud provider BT has won big in Europe, with a new deal to place its cloud of clouds infrastructure into the European Commission and is on the shortlist of five businesses who can compete for any EC public cloud projects.
The two new contracts signed with the European Commission will see BT delivering public and private cloud services across 52 major European institutions, agencies and bodies - including the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Defence Agency.
The framework contracts run for up to four years with a combined worth of more than €24 million. Following execution of the framework contracts, BT will implement the contracted private cloud services, and becomes one of five providers that will compete for public cloud projects.
BT is on a winning streak when it comes to Europe as these two new contracts bring the total to four contracts signed with the EC in the last year and brings the revenue total to €94.9 million.
Last August, BT signed another framework contract with the European Commission, with a value of up to €15.2 million over seven years. That contract included voice services across 21 major European institutions, agencies and bodies. This followed a large framework contract signed in March 2015 - with a maximum value of €55.7 million over five years - for the delivery of dedicated internet access to all major European institutions, agencies and bodies across the 28 member states.
The services will be hosted from several secure, geographically spread data centres within the European Union, ensuring all customer data will remain within the Union. They will be integrated and managed from BT’s Compute Management System (CMS) .
Commenting on the win Corrado Sciolla, President Europe and Global Telecom Markets, BT Global Services, said: “This is a milestone in our journey to be the leading global cloud services integrator, and demonstrates how we minimise the complexity, risks and costs for our customers as they move to the cloud.”