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BT further improves leading position in experton group’s cloud computing report for Germany

Press release   •   Apr 24, 2013 00:00 BST

BT’s cloud solutions ranked at top in the German “Cloud Vendor Benchmark” report for third year in a row 

BT today announced that it has again been recognized as a leading cloud supplier in Germany by the analysts of Experton Group in their latest “Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2013” report. BT’s cloud computing solutions were rated as “leaders” in the “Managed Cloud”, “Managed Private Cloud”, “Cloud Services for mid-size companies”, and “Cloud Transformation” categories. 

According to Experton, “leaders” have a broad portfolio of highly attractive products and services as well as a strong competitive and market position. In addition, they offer their customers long-term stability through their commitment to cloud services in their strategy and product development. 

BT gained top positions especially in those categories that surveyed cloud solutions for large corporations doing business in Germany. Aspects like resilience, global availability and data protection play a pivotal role in this segment. 

According to the Experton analysts, BT has “further improved its position in terms of attractiveness of the portfolio and competitive strength” over the last twelve months. The assessment is based on recent developments, including the opening of BT’s new data centre in Frankfurt in 2012 and the coming launch of the new “BT Cloud Compute” service that will offer an ITILv3 compliant service with 99.95 per cent availability out of local data centres. Another strength highlighted by Experton is BT’s ability to combine network services with IT infrastructure services such as computing power and storage. 

“I am delighted that we are rated as a ‘leader’ for the third time in a row and that we have further improved our position in important categories,” said Nina Wegner, CEO of BT Germany. “The results confirm that our investments and continuous improvements of the portfolio are paying off. Cloud is about more than technology; it’s about the reliable, trusted, assured service we offer, helping CIOs fully address opportunities on the German market, while remaining compliant with regulatory requirements. Customers appreciate in particular BT’s combination of global reach and local presence.” 

The “Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2013” report is a comprehensive study published by the Experton Group AG pertaining to products and services of leading cloud computing providers in Germany. It rates and ranks the leading providers in a transparent process to help IT decision-makers in evaluating and selecting the solutions best tailored to their needs. 

Additional information regarding the study can be found at www.experton-group.de 

Images, including the Experton quadrants and photographs of the German data centre, can be found at www.flickr.com/bt-germany