BT has added Dell Technologies' universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) to its Dynamic Network Services roster in order to offer business customers more choices. BT will offer its multinational customers Dell's Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) platform of networking-specific uCPE as a converged networking, IoT and IT application platform.
BT started offering its Dynamic Network Services portfolio several years ago to give business customers greater choice, security, resilience, service, and agility. The managed services include on-premises network functions virtualization (NFV) as well as IoT and IT applications to help customers with their digital transformations. In addition to Dell, BT has also worked with Cisco to enable its Dynamic Network Services.
The Dell EMC VEP enables service providers to offer consolidated hardware choices across different form factors and performance levels. For customers that are deploying SD-WAN across a number of branch locations, VEP reduces the need for dedicated hardware or devices at every location.
By combining the Dell Technologies' on-premises platforms with BT’s networking and security expertise, BT customers can tap into a secure end-to-end digital infrastructure. They will also be able to integrate WAN, WLAN, SD-WAN, and cloud services and applications under a single operational and security framework, which simplifies deployment and management of IT infrastructure while allowing customers to maintain control and flexibility.
BT will also be able to support edge use cases through the use of Dell's server, storage and hyper converged infrastructure. In its press release, Dell said BT was already working with several customers to on-board their business applications on to the new platform.
"BT helps multinational organizations deliver great user experience by managing and integrating services globally and at scale,” BT's said Scott Cowling, network solutions director, global, in a prepared statement. “As their trusted advisor, we recognize they want choice when it comes to deploying technology to achieve their goals. With Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform, we are providing not only choice, but also ways to de-risk technology decisions and speed up and remove complexity from their global network service deployments.”