BT Unveils New Cloud Network Services, Starting with VMware SD-WAN

British telco and networking provider BT announced new cloud-optimized managed networking services that leverage software-defined networking (SDN), with the first such offering based on VMware SD-WAN.

Along with the SDN movement's tenets of generic hardware and multiple software-based approaches, BT touted its own consulting capabilities as a benefit of the new managed services. Consultants will be able to help organizations evaluate the nearly 70 SD-WAN solutions available in the market, along with advising on options to meet security policies, BT said.

As far as those nearly 70 SD-WAN solutions available, BT is starting with VMware SD-WAN, the first of the new managed services coming from BT's new digital services platform. "The solution is fully supported by our consultancy services to help customers maximize the benefits of performance, agility and flexibility for their businesses," BT said.

VMware SD-WAN Zero Trust Service
[Click on image for larger view.] VMware SD-WAN Zero Trust Service (source: VMware).

Along with consulting, BT will provide management services via that aforementioned digital service platform, which the company said gives customers a single view of an entire network and a choice of management controls.

Sanjay Uppal, VMware's senior vice-president and general manager, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and SD-WAN business, said: "We are excited to work with BT to help multinational enterprises around the world with their digital transformation during these unprecedented times and beyond. Together, we are committed to providing customers a cloud-first, more secure, automated, and scalable wide area network."

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