VMWare's hybrid vCloud Air service will be available via AT&T's Netbond virtual private networking starting in the first half of 2015.
AT&T NetBond is a highly secure private path between a customer's AT&T VPN and a cloud service provider, like HP. The service is automated through APIs and rides over AT&T MPLS network.
"VMware vCloud Air is unique in allowing customers to extend their existing applications seamlessly into the public cloud, using the same management and security capabilities they use in their on premises environments," said Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. "By working with AT&T, our customers will be able to connect their existing sites to VMware vCloud Air using AT&T worldwide network in hours or minutes rather than the weeks required for traditional network connections."
"Secure, private and reliable connectivity to cloud services has been a key concern for businesses," said Jon Summers, SVP Growth Platforms, AT&T Business Solutions. "VMware vCloud Air with AT&T NetBond provides a pre-integrated network-enabled cloud, enhancing performance and flexibility by extending an AT&T VPN into VMware's hybrid cloud platform."