AT&T extends NetBond cloud platform solution to provider partners

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AT&T is extending its NetBond cloud platform to solution provider partners via its Partner Exchange unit, reflecting the telco’s ongoing movement to virtualize more of its network functions with software.

NetBond joins a lineup of recent program and product updates made in AT&T Partner Exchange. The technology will be included in AT&T Partner Exchange's certification program.

As a computing environment which uses a mix of on-premise, private cloud and public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms, NetBond works by bonding networking and computing resources together and automates functions that are often performed manually.  

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Andy Daudelin, vice president of cloud, AT&T Business Solutions, said that by extending NetBond to its solution provider partners those companies can better accommodate any cloud service environment.  

"We're bringing cloud connectivity capabilities, with AT&T NetBond to solution providers in AT&T Partner Exchange, to help more businesses store their information more securely wherever they choose to, be it private, public, or hybrid cloud environments," Daudelin said.

AT&T said that with NetBond it can help solution provider partners connect to third-party cloud ecosystems. With NetBond, AT&T manages the network and cloud infrastructure connections. This will help solution providers transition their customers to the cloud quickly over a secure connection.

The telco said that solution providers who participated in a trial of AT&T NetBond gave positive feedback on the technology.

Alliant Technologies said that NetBond allows them to “create a solution that lets our customers virtualize their data and business processes without compromise."

For more:
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