Does BT offer WAN acceleration and optimization?
Yes, BT leverages partners such as Cisco or Riverbed to utilize cloud based and software deployed technologies. Using a flexible ‘slow and grow’ model so clients only pay for what they use. BT Connect Intelligence Services can reduce bandwidth by 90%, provide 10x faster response for SaaS applications such as Salesforce and Office 365. BT also offer end user monitoring for office and home workers to provide full visibility of the network underlay and application landscape. BT WAN acceleration and optimization is best applied through the use of Visibility-as-a-service (VaaS) and SaaS Accelerator in conjunction with each other.
VaaS: Provides a clear view of end user experiences and application performance through a single portal. The VaaS portal centralizes all network infrastructure to improve visibility of user issues, and enable decisions over reducing hardware or license costs, or show the impact network changes are having on the business.
SaaS Accelerator for Home and Office: A collaborative fully managed solution by BT and Riverbed that can be delivered via cloud, data center or ‘as-a-service’. Accessed through a single dashboard, it is best used alongside VaaS to identify poor performing SaaS applications that can then be optimized for the best end user experience. Leverages a secure and fully compatible software client that is tech and network agnostic so can be applied to SD WAN networks. Reduces bandwidth by up to 99%, improves the global UX of SaaS applications by up to 10x and accelerates businesses applications by 60x.