BT launches automation platform 

BT has launched a Service and Network Automation Platform (SNAP) designed to help customers innovate using SD-WAN and NFV technologies.

The platform sits at the heart of BT’s global network and fully integrates solutions from partners. 

Examples of this include SD-WAN controllers from Cisco and Nuage Networks from Nokia. SNAP also works with Cisco’s Network Services Orchestrator. 

Together, this allows BT to offer customers a choice of SD-WAN and NFV managed services such as BT Connect Services Platform.

BT plans to extend orchestration from its core network to major third-party cloud data centres into customers’ local area networks and data centre LANs. 

This will provide end-to-end applications visibility, control and configuration from customers’ laptops and devices through to servers in the cloud.

To help customers navigate their future network roadmaps BT has pooled its SD-WAN and NFV expertise and key skills into a new Centre of Excellence (CoE).

Keith Langridge, vice president of network services at BT, said: “We’re investing to make it easier for our customers to take advantage of the latest networking technologies and cloud. 

"Our new Service and Network Automation Platform and Centre of Excellence help customers tap into our know-how and experience in SDN and NFV."

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