AT&T has added HP to its network-enabled cloud ecosystem. This enables AT&T customers to use their Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to connect to HP Helion.
AT&T NetBond is a highly secure private path between a customer's AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN) and a cloud service provider, like HP. The service is automated through APIs. AT&T said key advantages of NetBond included network elasticity, savings of up to 60% compared to fixed connections, and 50 percent lower latency and 3x the availability when compared with the public Internet.
"Business customers want high-speed connectivity and rock-solid security protecting vital data and applications in the cloud," said Andy Geisse, CEO, AT&T Business Solutions. "With HP and other major cloud providers joining our growing NetBond ecosystem, we are leading the movement to make cloud computing more attractive for the many enterprise buyers who demand security, performance, flexibility and quality of service."
"To be successful in today's digital world, organizations must overcome the security challenges of increasingly complex IT environments," said Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer, HP. "By integrating HP Helion with AT&T NetBond, we're giving enterprises new choices to take advantage of our cloud with added confidence."
AT&T and HP expect these capabilities to be available to customers in the first quarter of 2015.