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BT Offers Cisco SD-WAN as Managed Service with Orchestration Capabilities

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BT this week announced the global launch of a new Cisco-powered SD-WAN managed service that further expands BT’s enterprise customers’ choice of Cisco-based SDN and NFV solutions.

BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN provides customers with a clear view of data flows across their WAN, allowing them to optimise traffic to suit business needs — balancing performance and cost. It is offered globally as a managed service, building on BT’s sophisticated orchestration capabilities.

BT’s orchestration capabilities are an essential part of the new service. They allow it to correlate data from across a customer’s hybrid network, providing a complete picture of incidents and causes to manage day-to-day network operations effectively.

With the service, BT offers a comprehensive in-life management and a class-leading reporting and analytics package, together with a choice of SD-WAN security solutions to mitigate cyber threats. 

Over and above future releases planned by Cisco, BT said it will invest in a programme of features for the managed service. The new managed service is being launched within BT’s wide reaching Dynamic Network Services programme, designed to give customers more choice, security, resilience, service and agility in the roll-out of networks based on the latest SDN and NFV technologies.

Keith Langridge, VP of Network Services, BT
Over 90 per cent of BT’s global WAN customers use Cisco technology and the vast majority ask us to manage it. Today’s announcement gives them a choice of physical or virtualised Cisco SD-WAN portfolio delivered as managed services backed by our excellent security credentials.

Scott Harrell, SVP and GM, Enterprise Networking Business, Cisco
BT is offering the complete portfolio of Cisco SD-WAN-based solutions as managed services — and doing so on a truly global scale. Cisco SD-WAN, built on Viptela technology,is a great example of how intent-based networking is fundamentally changing the blueprint for networking.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn, Facebook 

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