Categories: CloudCloud Management

BT, IBM, Accenture Win European Commission Cloud Contracts

The European Commission has revealed which cloud companies will provide its new cloud services, dishing out 34.6 million euros (£26.6m) in contracts, broken up into three ‘lots’.

BT won the majority of the contracts, with BT Limited Belgian Branch awarded Lot 1 for private cloud and Lot 2 for public cloud. IBM, Accenture, ATOS, and Cloud Team Alliance also won contracts in Lot 2.

Lot 3, where the Commission looked for platform-as-a-service providers, was awarded to Telecom Italia, Accenture, ATOS, and IBM.

The European Commission will be spending just over 10 million euros on BT for its private cloud service over four years. Almost 14 million euros will be spread between BT, IBM, ATOS, Accenture, and Cloud Team Alliance until 2020 for their public cloud services.

Race

“The Cloud will enable the Commission to follow the ceaseless pace of today’s technological race among infrastructure providers where costs of storage, bandwidth and computing power are decreasing day by day while enabling at the same time innovative solutions for new challenges such as Big Data,” the Commission said.

The European Commission said that its private cloud will consist of compute and storage facilities hosted by BT, connected to EC data centres by a dedicated private network link. Lot 3, consisting of the EC’s public platform contracts, will be “more than just storage and compute facilities”, because the lot also includes operating systems and/or database services built upon Cloud infrastructure, said the Commission

BT Global Services’ European president Corrado Sciolla said last month when BT announced its winnings: “This is a milestone in our journey to be the leading global cloud services integrator, and demonstrates how we minimise the complexity, risks and costs for our customers as they move to the cloud. I’d like to take this opportunity to, once again, thank the EU for putting its trust in BT.”

Take our cloud quiz here

Ben Sullivan

Ben covers web and technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their impact on the cloud computing industry, whilst also writing about data centre players and their increasing importance in Europe. He also covers future technologies such as drones, aerospace, science, and the effect of technology on the environment.

Recent Posts

US Approves SpaceX Starlink For Planes, Trains And … Ships

US FCC regulator gives its official approval for SpaceX to use its Starlink satellite internet…

5 hours ago

Bitcoin Falls Below $19,000, But Recovers Slightly Friday

Ominous sign for crypto markets? The value of Bitcoin dropped over 6 percent to below…

7 hours ago

Meta Slashes Hiring As It Braces For Downturn – Report

CEO Mark Zuckerberg tells staff to brace for a deep economic downturn, as Meta cuts…

8 hours ago

Silicon In Focus Podcast: Connected Business

Is the definition of a ‘connected business’ very different today than it was just two…

10 hours ago

BT Disappointed As CWU Votes To Strike, Despite 5 To 8 Percent Pay Rise

First strike in 35 years after BT staff with the e Communications Workers Union vote…

1 day ago