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.
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."
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