Thursday, October 2, 2014

AT&T's NetBond Extends to AWS

AT&T and Amazon reached a deal to extend AT&T's MPLS-based NetBond service to AWS. The new integrated solution is expected to be available next year. 

AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN) customers can use AT&T NetBond to connect their IT infrastructure to AWS.

The companies cited the following customer benefits:
  • · Simple: Seamlessly works with existing AT&T VPN through APIs, creating an automated experience. Customers don’t need to order or manage any other equipment or access lines.
  • · Savings: Network elasticity that automatically flexes with the needs of the cloud service. Companies can save as much as 60 percent on networking costs.
  • · Performance: Delivers as much as 50 percent lower latency and three times the availability when compared with the public Internet.
  • · Security: Isolates traffic going directly to cloud platforms using the AT&T private global network, providing more protections from risks such as DDoS attacks.

AT&T has previously announce NetBond cloud partnerships with:
  • IBM Softlater
  • Box
  • VMware vCloud
  • HP Helion
  • Equinix data centers