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BT to Offer International Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud

Initially it will be a virtualized on-demand IT and networking infrastructure platform

Not to be left out or anything, BT is going into the cloud business sometime in the next month or so with a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) service aimed at multinationals and the public sector to start.

Initially it will be a virtualized on-demand IT and networking infrastructure platform.

The telco intends to roll out data centers in multiple countries in EMEA over time to qualify as an enterprise-class service and offer virtualized servers, storage, networks and security that's orchestrated and automatically provisioned through its online portal.

It says customers will be able to change the infrastructure in real-time.

The widgetry's been beta'd and used internally.

BT intends to go after small companies eventually.

Verizon and AT&T are also going into the cloud business.

Gartner has suggested that cloud merchants can learn something about utility pricing from telecoms.

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