Meantime, AT&T and VMware agreed to deliver highly secure, flexible bandwidth, low-latency private cloud network connectivity for VMware vCloud Air customers using AT&T NetBond. Working together, the virtualization giant and the network behemoth said they will enable customers to quickly connect to VMware vCloud Air using AT&T's Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based private network solution.
AT&T NetBond's patented technology will help businesses dynamically connect to VMware vCloud Air from any location on their private corporate networks. This will give VMware vCloud Air customers who use the service the reliability, speed, protection and performance of AT&T's global network. It also offers the simplicity, flexibility and cost efficiency of the cloud, the companies said.
"Secure, private and reliable connectivity to cloud services has been a key concern for businesses," said Jon Summers, SVP growth platforms, AT&T Business Solutions. "VMware vCloud Air with AT&T NetBond provides a pre-integrated network-enabled cloud, enhancing performance and flexibility by extending an AT&T VPN into VMware's hybrid cloud platform."
The new combined solution is expected to be available in the first half of 2015.
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