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.