BT Chooses AWS Cloud for Digital Revamp

The five-year deal “represents a dramatic simplification from the company’s current IT estate, and is designed to be cloud-native, microservices-based, and fully modular”.

BT’s digital unit has turned to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for an overhaul of its infrastructure and internal applications to a new cloud-first architecture. 

The five-year agreement is one element of BT’s broader modernisation programme that aims to make £2 billion in gross annualised savings by the end of FY24. BT intends to retire legacy applications, associated infrastructure and data centres.

BT explains that the deal “represents a dramatic simplification from the company’s current IT estate, and is designed to be cloud-native, microservices-based, and fully modular”.

Over the next five years, BT intends to continue to make “significant” investments and use of AWS technology to help its digital transformation with a particular focus on application workloads via containers and serverless technologies.

For AWS it’s more good news as it recently picked up a deal with online car retailer Cazoo. AWS said Cazoo is building its entire IT infrastructure on the AWS cloud.

By the way, late last year, eWeek UK was at the annual AWS re:Invent conference and looked at its products, updates and contemplated what age of cloud we are in. The company used its first post-lockdown ‘in real life’ event to table somewhere over 50 product announcements.

In terms of BT, it has also been busy.

Last month, BT said it will build a network for Deutsche Post DHL Group to support the logistics firm in its plans to digitalise supply chains sustainably.

Prior to that, BT announced it will invest in a new office in the centre of Cardiff; create 150 new local jobs in Newcastle; and it moved to the next phase of its Green Tech Innovation Platform.

Antony Peyton
Antony Peyton
Antony Peyton is the Editor of eWeek UK. He has 18 years' journalism and writing experience. His career has taken him to China, Japan and the UK - covering tech, fintech and business. Follow on Twitter @TonyFintech.

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