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BT’s digital division has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred provider of cloud internal applications as part of its efforts to transform legacy infrastructure and internal applications into a new architecture that ranks first in the cloud.

Efforts will help accelerate BT’s plans to faster build and innovate a new set of digital products and services and reduce IT support costs, providing more value to its customers, clients, businesses, global and Openreach .

The agreement is part of BT’s broader modernization program, which aims to provide £ 2 billion in gross annual savings by the end of fiscal year 24 as BT withdraws legacy applications, related infrastructure and data centers. Collaboration with AWS is a cornerstone of BT Digital’s plans to provide industry-leading architecture that ranks first in the cloud for the BT Group. It is a dramatic simplification of the company’s current IT state and is designed to be cloud-based, micro-service-based and fully modular.

This approach will increase BT’s ability to move quickly in response and anticipation of customer needs, allowing security, confidentiality and project compliance.

Thomas Duquet, Chief Operating Officer, BT Digital, said: “We have a great opportunity to modernize our infrastructure, and our collaboration with AWS is key to us as we deliver the transformation needed to accelerate BT.

Adolfo Hernandez, Vice President and General Manager, Telecom Global Industry Business Unit, AWS, said: “BT’s move to cloud-based applications can help reduce IT support costs, streamline operations and help it grow. better adapts to changing customer needs. In addition, the AWS pay-as-you-go model offers flexibility, so BT only pays for the IT it needs. ”

Over the next five years, BT intends to continue to make significant investments and use AWS technology to accelerate its digital transformation with a particular focus on container and server-side application workloads.

Tags: AWS, BT

BT signs five-year deal with AWS as cloud provider for internal apps

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