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.