BT adds Dell on-site platforms to Dynamic Network Services

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BT will now offer Dell Technologies’ EMC Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) as part of its Dynamic Network Services product, as the telecommunications provider looks to help enterprises improve deployment of applications and services.

BT will offer the family of networking-specific universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE) as a converged networking, IoT and IT application platform, which it says will help customers automate, simplify and accelerate the flow of data for critical on-premises workloads.

Dell’s EMC VEP helps service providers offer both consolidation of hardware and choice of applications at distributed customer locations, reducing the need for dedicated appliances or servers at every location.

That means businesses can use a common platform to host services such as SD-WAN, security functions, IoT gateways and distributed apps for faster and easier deployment.

Ultimately, customers will benefit from a robust and secure end-to-end digital infrastructure, BT said, enabling integration of WAN, L-WAN, SD-WAN and Cloud under a single operational and security framework. Support will also be provided for extended Edge use cases through Dell’s server storage and hyperconverged infrastructure, the firm added.

"BT helps multinational organisations deliver great user experience by managing and integrating services globally and at scale," commented Scott Cowling, network solutions director at BT. “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."

Available in two model variations – the higher-performance VEP4600 series and the compact VEP1405 series -Dell’s EMC Virtual Edge Platform family is designed to help both service providers and enterprises modernise and future-proof their WAN operations.

The systems help users enhance compute resources and efficiency for growing security workloads, thanks to their Intel processors, Intel QuickAssist Technology, as well as Intel’s Data Plane Development Kit.

"Partnering with BT on its wide-reaching Dynamic Network Services program will help provide customers more choice, security, resilience, service and agility in the roll-out of networks based on the latest software defined networking (SDN) and edge networking technologies," said Kevin Shatzkamer, vice president of Service Provider Solutions at Dell.

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