BT is taking a bigger bite out of the SD-WAN apple with a new offering that is slated to launch early next year.
In January, BT announced its first SD-WAN service, called Connect Intelligence IWAN, which was based on Cisco’s IWAN technology. Monday’s SD-WAN announcement added Nokia-owned Nuage Networks to BT’s SD-WAN mix.
Cisco’s IWAN technology allowed BT to offer businesses the ability to reduce costs by interconnecting remote sites via various network options, including MPLS VPNs, private and public Internet and mobile technologies. (See BT Enters SD-WAN Fray With Cisco.)
While Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) has taken a core routing approach to its SD-WAN, BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) will be using Nuage’s Virtualized Network Services (VNS) for its “future software defined WAN service.” …