BT Infonet intros advanced IP VPN services

By : |September 30, 2005 0

BANGALORE: BT Infonet, a managed network services company, has introduced a new service called Application-Centric Virtual Private Network (AC VPN) for enterprises to manage networks better.

The MPLS network-based new service allows enterprises to control and monitor the performance of applications over the network.

AC VPN provides information such as traffic flow and user response times for all applications on the network. It would allow customers to configure their bandwidth per user and prioritize the running of applications across several sites.

“In the past, not many IT departments had these tools to control the application performance. These new tools would allow enterprises to define the policies for applications over the network,” said Joe Fusco, product head with BT Infonet.

He added that the new intelligence provided by AC-VPN would allow enterprises to use the network as an enabler to align with business requirements.

John Hoffman, executive VP, global sales, BTI Infonet US, said that the company would be looking at existing customers and new enterprises for these advanced services.

“In India, we would be focusing on MNCs with presence in multiple countries, the Indian IT sector and BPOs,” he said.

BT Infonet has set up international nodes in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. The company had invested around $50 million to establish nodes across 50 cities in India, including tier-two cities by this year-end.

India is of strategic importance to British Telecom. “We would continue to see more BT investment in India because of the channel and sales opportunity,” Hoffman added.

The Asia-Pacific region contributes around 15-20% of BT Infonet’s overall revenues. Fusco said that the company would look at adding on more services like Multicast inside MPLS for multimedia services, adding compression to AC-VPN and support for a global Ethernet network.

Some of BT Infonet customers in India include Wipro, Nestle, L&T Infotech and Patni Computer Services.

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