AT&T (NYSE: T) has established HP as its latest partner to take part in its network-enabled cloud ecosystem, allowing its customers to use their VPN connections to HP's Helion suite of cloud services via the telco's NetBond technology.
Similar to earlier agreements it made with CSC and Salesforce, this newly integrated solution will give large enterprise customers the ability to get a secure and scalable connection to HP's Helion services.
AT&T and HP said they expect these capabilities to be available to customers in Q1 2015.
The NetBond technology creates a secure private path between an AT&T customer's VPN and a third-party cloud provider like HP. Given the fluctuating needs of larger businesses, NetBond flexes and scales network resources dynamically.
AT&T's cloud service partnership with HP is part of a growing trend in the cloud services industry where large global carriers are providing network connectivity to other providers.
Level 3, for example, recently began offering direct network connection to Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Azure and has an established relationship with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Web Services (AWS).
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