BT Launches Global SD-WAN Managed Sevice

BT Launches Global SD-WAN Managed Sevice Image Credit: BT

BT, Thursday launched BT Connect Intelligence IWAN, a managed service that enables organizations to automatically route and optimize network traffic and gain visibility of applications performance on their existing Wide Area Network(WAN) links. BT Connect Intelligence IWAN integrates the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution into the BT Connect portfolio of network services.

The new launch builds on BT's existing intelligent network capabilities by using a hybrid environment and managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology. It brings new options to reduce the cost of customers' networks whilst securing the performance of applications. 

BT sees IWAN as one of the key stepping stones for customers when transitioning to future Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and SDN capabilities. BT is also working to provide customers with a comprehensive self-service capability to control their SD-WAN via BT's My Account portal.

Keith Langridge, vice president of network services, BT Global Services
BT has been leading the research into emerging virtualization technologies from the beginning. For years, we have also been adding 'intelligence' to the network services we provide to our customers. 

Joel Stradling, Research Director, Business Network & IT Services, Current Analysis
BT can leverage new management features built into Cisco IWAN that blend compelling functions, such as dynamic traffic routing on hybrid VPNs, intelligent path control, agility in layering on virtualized network functions, and cost-savings on Internet bandwidth. 

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

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