BT Private Compute

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What is BT Private Compute?

BT Private Compute is a dedicated private cloud service, comprised of compute, storage and network hardware, software, security and management. Your enterprise-class virtual architecture is delivered via one of our fully-resilient data centres here in Ireland, providing you with an agile, scalable foundation for any IT initiative.

Now you can bring together your legacy infrastructure and applications, ensure your ecommerce site performs at all times, test new functionality, roll out innovative applications and services, and provide secure access to critical systems and data for your increasingly mobile workforce.

How does BT Private Compute work?

Your bespoke private cloud will be designed by us – based on modular components for lower TCO – owned by you or by us, and managed either by your team or ours, depending on your needs and preferences.

The service provides a stable, consistent computing environment that simplifies your infrastructure on a single, consolidated platform.

The benefits of BT Private Compute


Consolidate network, servers, storage, security, back-up and applications on a single, stable platform, and eliminate the need to juggle multiple vendors and contracts.


Deploy new services, update them automatically and scale up rapidly with low-risk infrastructure, based on predefined architecture.

Lower costs

Reduce TCO by simplifying your IT estate and reducing management effort, and gain control over your IT spend with transparent, flat-fee pricing.

Refocus effort

Should you wish, we can remotely administer and run your private cloud for you, so you can focus on core business priorities.

BT Private Compute in action


When relocating its hosted infrastructure from the US to Ireland, Saas Provider, Marrakech, selected BT as the only provider that could give them carrier-neutral connectivity, high availability, and a managed storage area network for high-end database clusters.

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Tourism Ireland

In 2012, Tourism Ireland moved the majority of its data centre operations to a private cloud solution designed and hosted by BT. The result? Radically simplified IT, which is delivered by BT back to the business as a managed service.

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Belfast-based TotalMobile, an application service provider to the public sector, turned to BT Private Compute for a Tier 3 data centre closer to home and network neutrality, providing a new wave of cloud-based services that make hosting more agile and cost-effective.

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With the eyes of the world on the Games, page views of the website were anticipated to run into the billions. Organiser, LOCOG, turned to BT to ensure high availability of its website worldwide in the face of unprecedented demand.

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Why BT?

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    Our local presence in Ireland, combined with our global network of 45 data centres, enables you to do business anywhere in the world.

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    Our fully resilient data centre network and back-end connectivity is underpinned by our wholly-owned global data network.

  • 3

    Our experts will get to grips with your challenges and offer the solutions, service and support you need to achieve your business ambitions.

  • 4

    Our standards-based security reduces your risk, improves availability and helps you meet compliance and regulatory requirements.

  • 5

    Our economies of scale help you improve your own cost efficiency while retaining control over your IT infrastructure.

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Downloadable Resources

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Understanding cloud maturity in Ireland – this executive brief from IDC takes a deep-dive into how Irish businesses can develop successful cloud strategies.

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Leveraging the Private Cloud for Competitive Advantage – learn more about the different types of cloud and their benefits.

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Top ten tips for your move to the cloud – find out why IT leaders who are still considering the use of on-demand technology are advised to prepare for a hybrid future.

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BT Private Compute brochure – discover how BT Private Compute lets you build modular cloud services that integrate with your existing systems.

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Hybrid Cloud: a strategic roadmap – this whitepaper reveals why a hybrid cloud is the optimal architecture for handling complex IT infrastructure.

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The rise of Hybrid IT – read the 6 key considerations for choosing an IT service provider that will let you integrate legacy environments while embracing cloud technologies.

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Virtual Data Centre Tour – in just three minutes, this video escorts you on a tour of BT Ireland’s Dublin Data Centre from which we deliver BT Private Compute.

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Together, we make the cloud secure – this whitepaper explains where our and your respective responsibilities lie for security when you choose a cloud service from BT Ireland.

Frequently Asked Questions – Answered

How can BT Private Compute lower my costs?

BT Private Compute simplifies your IT infrastructure, helping to reduce TCO, while giving you the benefit of our vast economies of scale and predictable expenditure for easier budgeting.

Why would I choose BT Private Compute over a public cloud offering?

The BT Private Compute service is provided on dedicated infrastructure, giving you many of the benefits of the public cloud but with stability, performance and security of an environment that’s all yours. And you know exactly where your (or your customers’) data resides.

Why would I choose BT Private Compute over building my own on-premise cloud?

Some organisations are replicating the operational model of web-scale cloud services within their own firewall. However, building a private cloud is not for the faint-hearted: it requires specialist skills, and doesn’t resolve the challenges of handling technology change, or overcoming lengthy infrastructure provisioning cycles. With BT Private Compute, our experts design and deliver your private cloud for you, giving you the speed and economies of scale of modular architecture, so you can migrate to a cloud model at a pace to suit your business. You can also choose the option of having our experts manage your private cloud on your behalf.

How will BT Private Compute affect my company’s IT function?

A cloud model of consumption can enable your IT team to evolve from technology gatekeeper to central commander. You can focus on monitoring IT usage in order to understand the needs of the business and determine, as a broker of in-house and third party services, how you can meet those needs most effectively. And if you opt for us to manage your private cloud for you, you can redirect your efforts towards innovation to drive your business forward.

Is BT Private Compute suitable for mission-critical systems and sensitive data?

As a dedicated platform, the BT Private Compute solution is all yours, whether on your premises or in a fully-resilient BT data centre. And because it’s an enterprise class service, built to internationally recognised standards for information security, you can run all your IT on it, with the confidence that your assets and data are in safe hands.