BT today announced a portfolio of industry-tailored solutions to help financial services firms take a controlled approach to adopting cloud. BT Cloud Control for Financial Services helps customers’ IT teams address the challenges they face in balancing the risks and rewards of moving their applications and secure data to the cloud; it helps chart the path to growth and delivering outstanding digital experiences.
The portfolio combines BT’s deep expertise and extensive capabilities in cloud, networking and security services. It builds on the company’s partnerships with leading public cloud providers, flexible connectivity into hyperscalers and regional datacentres and decades of experience providing cyber security services and industry-specific solutions. This includes operating the BT Radianz Cloud, one of the world’s largest secure, financial markets cloud communities.
BT’s security-first approach helps customers determine how to protect, enable or prevent access to applications and data in line with business and regulatory needs. Experts help customers understand what to move to the cloud and consider all operational, security and regulatory factors so migration can be done in a secure and resilient way with minimal or no impact on end-user experience. If a customer needs to maintain its own data centre services, BT can deploy a software-defined solution to deliver cloud-like agility, automation and improved performance.
The end result for customers is a secure, multi-cloud environment managed by BT with certified staff, auditable processes and contractual assurances to optimise costs, protect applications and data and deliver the best digital experiences for customers and colleagues alike.
“Digital transformation in financial services is accelerating at a breath-taking rate and the cloud is playing a huge role in making it happen,” said Louise O’Neill, director, banking & financial services, BT. “Backed with decades of experience in managing cloud, security and networking services for leading banks and insurers, and with a full ecosystem of hyperscale partners, this is a compelling proposition from a trusted partner to help firms on their digital transformation journey.”