British Telecom, recently announced the launch of BT Cloud Compute Iaas Platform in China, India, Mexico and Argentina. British Telecom (BT) is the third biggest Infrastructure-as-a-Service(Iaas) provider in the world, with Amazon grabbing the first place and IBM second as reported by Synergy Research Group.
BT Cloud Compute has been built in-house at the company’s R&D center, in collaboration with Cisco and Citrix. The service runs out of 45 data centers around the world, in order to deal effectively with the requirements of all the countries.
Apart from Cloud computing services, British Telecom is also providing products like Salesforce.com, CRM and NetSuite and is currently operating in 170 countries, providing telephone and internet services.
According to the reports, Amazon is continuously optimizing its services and lowering down prices (30 price cuts since launch). With Amazon, Google and Microsoft locked in cloud price war all over the world and Indian market currently lead by giants such as Wipro, TCS, Infosys, Synage, Zenith Infotech and Google, BT will have to keep its gears high enough to survive in the market.
Cloud computing involves sharing of computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. In cloud computing, the word cloud is used as a metaphor for “the Internet,” so the phrase cloud computing means “a type of Internet – based computing,” where different services, such as servers, storage and applications are delivered to an organization’s computers and devices through the Internet.