AT&T Introduces Cloud Offering with VMware

AT&T on Monday introduced a new enterprise-class cloud service that combines its virtual private networking with cloud infrastructure software from VMware.

The cloud offering is a mouthful: AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service.

Thanks to the service, VMware’s 350,000+ customers can extend their private clouds across and into AT&T’s network-based cloud using the carrier’s virtual private networking, AT&T said.

AT&T said the new cloud capability is embedded directly into its network.

“This means compute and storage services can be scaled, managed, routed and delivered to business customers, down to virtually any fixed or mobile device, quickly and flexibly, on demand, with enterprise-grade security and performance,” AT&T said.

The “virtual private cloud” offering, AT&T said, allows individuals to quickly provision and scale compute resources and easily shift workloads between private clouds and AT&T’s network-based cloud. The offering also supports bursting, data center extensions, disaster recovery and mobile application development and deployment.

“Our new cloud offer with VMware can help customers simplify the way they orchestrate their cloud resources between private and public clouds, allowing them to have the best of both worlds,” said John Potter, VP, As a Service Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, in a statement.

Over the last few months, AT&T has introduced a number of cloud offers, including AT&T Unified Communications Services, AT&T Cloud Architect and AT&T Platform as a Service.

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