BT, Oracle partner to overcome cloud security and performance issues

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BT has teamed up with Oracle to boost connectivity to the US-based company’s cloud service.

As a result of the partnership, Oracle customers will be able to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud using BT’s Cloud Connect environment.

Specifically, they will use a private connection based on BT’s IP Connect VPN service to exchange large volumes of data between the Oracle Cloud and their own on-premises environment.

BT said it was the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud.

The two companies said they wanted to remove barriers to cloud adoption, notably security and performance issues.

BT claimed it could cut the typical dedicated connection deployment time from months to days.

The service, BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect, will be live in the fourth quarter.

Oracle Cloud supports 70 million users and more than 34 billion transactions each day.

Thomas Kurian, President of Product Development at Oracle, said cloud was the fastest growing part of his company’s business.

Luis Alvarez, CEO Global Services, BT, commented: “Direct and reliable access to data and applications hosted in cloud environments has become critical to organisations as they embark on their digital transformation journeys.

[Read more: BT wins two European Commission cloud deals]

Technology providers will increasingly be able to assume that their customers are using cloud capabilities as corporate "no-cloud" policies disappear, according to a report released by Gartner last week.

BT Global Services registered a two percent fall in revenues in the three months to March due in part to a 25 percent fall in order intake.

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