BT Group adopts Juniper's cloud core network for global scalable services
BT Group has adopted Juniper's cloud core network for global scalable services
UK incumbent, BT Group is continuing its journey towards a scalable, automated and robust cloud core infrastructure for its business and consumer customers.
Its latest development in this area is the selection of cloud-native solutions and professional services from Juniper Networks. BT Group chose to build a network cloud to provide a common shared platform for core applications, which operate its broadband, fixed and mobile services. BT Group has migrated tens of millions of mobile subscribers and successfully deployed all its mobile application infrastructure on its network cloud.
With this deployment, BT Network Cloud has now scaled to accommodate multiple key network-centric applications, such as mobile voice and data, broadband authentication and IP voice calls.
Juniper’s solution includes infrastructure consolidation and virtualisation, along with improved hardware density and power efficiency, reduces space and power requirements in support of a more sustainable infrastructure. Moving from dedicated compute platforms for each application to a shared infrastructure in this way can conserve and optimise resources leading to better resource use and lower environmental impact.
BT’s cloud-native platform is deployed at multiple locations across the U.K. to form a distributed architecture designed to scale seamlessly alongside demand and to provide services closer to the end user than with traditional, more centralised deployments.
Howard Watson, Chief Security and Networks Officer, BT Group says: “Telecoms services have become central to business and consumer lives and as the U.K.’s national network provider, BT Group has a particular responsibility to lead from the front to deliver the cloud-native, sustainable digital services of the future. Our work with partners such as Juniper is helping to ensure that our critical infrastructure, network and services are agile, secure and resilient for the long term. Our millions of customers can remain confident in the experience-led integrity of the everyday and exceptional digital services on which they rely.”
Raj Yavatkar, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks adds: “We are delighted that Juniper’s cloud-native networking solutions and comprehensive professional services were selected as the cornerstone of the BT Network Cloud. BT can respond to the demands of the next chapter of digital transformation at scale whilst leveraging the power of the network to enable new digital services for BT’s customers, fully supported by a cloud-native architecture enabling security, automation, scale and agility.”