BT and Dell EMC to research flexible SDNs: Page 2 of 2

August 17, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Taking SDN technology to the next level BT and Dell EMC have announced a research collaboration dedicated to validating a new way of managing network traffic through agile, programmable telecoms networks.

The platform also has the potential to deliver other programmable use cases such as bandwidth calendaring – flexing the bandwidth of an Ethernet circuit according to customer need via a predetermined calendar – and delivering network telemetry data to third parties automatically.

Neil J. McRae, chief architect for BT said, "This proof-of-concept trial with Dell EMC will enable us to evaluate the performance of disaggregated switches against traditional integrated network switches, and make informed decisions about the role this kind of solution will play in the dynamic network services of the future."

Neil J. McRae, chief architect for BT and Tom Burns, senior vice president and general manager, Dell EMC Networking, Enterprise Infrastructure and Service Provider Solutions discuss IT transformation and the need for more flexible networks.

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