AT&T (NYSE: T) has established a partnership with Digital Realty, allowing it to immediately scale its colocation footprint into more markets to address more enterprise customers with its growing set of cloud service capabilities.
A key element of the alliance is NetBond, AT&T's mechanism that works by bonding networking and computing resources together and automates functions that are often performed manually.
Through this agreement, customers will be able to connect to AT&T's growing suite of NetBond cloud service providers from its locations within a Digital Realty data center, offering more options to businesses for cloud connectivity. Customers can use NetBond to improve reliability and network security of their cloud networks.
AT&T has continued to scale its NetBond ecosystem. The service provider currently has over 13 members, including a mix of network infrastructure, colocation, and cloud provider partners such as IBM, AWS, Equinix and now Digital Realty.
All of this is complemented by over 30 global cloud provider data center locations and 197 countries reached by AT&Ts Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN based services.
While AT&T may be one of the largest colocation provider with over 38 locations in 16 countries, its new partnership with Digital Realty shows that large service providers need to find ways to more rapidly scale their footprint to address large business cloud service needs.
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