BT has selected Rackspace as its new cloud partner.

Under the terms of the agreement, BT hybrid cloud services will be based on Rackspace Technology’s solutions, which the company will deploy in BT data centers along with its Rackspace Fabric management layer.

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The companies said customers will benefit from the integration of Rackspace Technology’s cloud management expertise and automation, analytics, and AI tools with BT’s network and security capabilities.

The companies also said they aim to create new joint cloud offerings for their customers.

“This innovative partnership with Rackspace Technology accelerates our plans to build a world-class hybrid cloud portfolio. It will deliver outstanding experiences for our customers and ensure they benefit from the best services, backed by our partner’s leadership in cloud,” said Bas Burger, CEO of BT’s Global unit.

Kevin Jones, CEO of Rackspace Technology, added: “This exciting partnership with BT validates Rackspace Technology’s expertise in helping large, multinational enterprises in their cloud transformation journey and provides both companies with unique industry positioning. It highlights the enduring long-term value of a hybrid cloud model, as BT customers will now have access to the best of public cloud, private cloud, and traditional hosted environments alongside the speed, security, and resilience of BT’s worldwide networks.”

This week Rackspace acquired Just Analytics, an analytics firm based in Singapore.

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