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BT is offering a private cloud option to data centre customers. The service, which opened for business in the UK last week, is called Virtual Data Centre (VDC) Private and it is designed to address customer concerns over data protection and Cloud security. BT has operated VDC On Demand since June 2009 and it claims this …

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I don't understand...

... why anyone would trust BT with the privacy, security, and integrity of their data.

They are completely untrustworthy, by any definition of the word.

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Yawn

BT announces "same service dressed up as cloud" in the hope that people will be fooled into buying it.

It is still BT, British Telecom still means "out of order" as in "Oi! That's a bit British Telecom", useless turds can't even install a phone line the year you order it let alone run a data centre.

Here's a recommendation for BT Business, learn to walk before you try to run. When you can manage to be the dumb commiditised pipes between value services and their customers then you can try and play with services, for now, please please please please don't drag your customers into the steaming pit of Pony that is BT.

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FAIL

a tip for anyone using cloud services

If you need your data to be secure, the only way you can be reasonably sure it's safe is to use strong encryption before the data leaves your machines and enters 'the cloud'.

Unecrypted data in the cloud is unsecured, simples.

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"completely untrustworthy, by any definition of the word."

Ideal for government IT then.

Trebles all round?

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data rate

so what data rate do the companies need ?

many of the small 100 man companies round here I work with struggle to get 'BT' to provide more than a 2 Mbit/s link

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