AT&T, CSC join forces to take on the hybrid cloud management opportunity

AT&T (NYSE: T) and CSC have jointly crafted a new solution to help enterprise customers manage workloads across hybrid cloud network environments.

The new solution, which combines AT&T's NetBond technology with the CSC Agility platform, is designed to help businesses be more flexible while lowering costs by moving their key applications into the cloud.

AT&T's NetBond works by bonding networking and computing resources together and automates functions that are often performed manually.

Developers can use the joint solution to provision applications onto cloud and network services using in an automated fashion.

Management is also a key element of this solution. With one dashboard, the CSC Agility platform can managed various clouds, while AT&T NetBond provides on-demand network management.

Despite the allure of a hybrid cloud service, security continues to be an issue. By applying policies to all cloud resources, CSC said its Agility Platform can improve security and resource management while reducing audit burdens.

In a typical situation, a business that's struggling to keep with network demand can use the joint solution to increase computing power, storage and network capacity. A business can also access multiple cloud providers from a CSC Agility Platform single control plane over AT&T's virtual private network.    

AT&T and CSC are hardly strangers. Previously, the pair established a strategic alliance to deliver a joint cloud service solution for their global enterprise customers in 2013.

The advent of this new solution is part of AT&T's ongoing cloud and software-centric movement. In 2013, AT&T put nearly 20 percent of their internal apps into the cloud, moving closer to its vision of being a cloud-based enterprise.

It also reflects AT&T's movement of to transfer 75 percent of its network controlled by software by the year 2020. AT&T said it is close to reaching 5 percent of the 75 percent goal. 

For more:
- see the release

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