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Equinix spreads in clouds using AT&T NetBond

Staff writer ▼ | January 29, 2014
AT&T and Equinix agreed to embed AT&T NetBond into select Equinix data centers. The alliance will create the opportunity for cloud providers to allow access to their services via AT&T NetBond from Equinix data centers around the world.
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EquinixAT&T and Equinix agreed to embed AT&T NetBond into select Equinix data centers. The alliance will create the opportunity for cloud providers to allow access to their services via AT&T NetBond from Equinix data centers around the world.


"The AT&T and Equinix alliance will boost enterprise customers' confidence in the security, reliability and performance of the cloud. The companies are addressing many of customers' concerns about moving applications to the cloud and will ultimately speed up enterprise cloud adoption. This is a great example of AT&T's open network initiatives aligning with Equinix's cloud ecosystem,” said Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst - Enterprise at Ovum.

AT&T NetBond combines the security of AT&T virtual private networking with cloud resources. As a result, business customers have flexible and reliable access to the cloud. It also dynamically allocates VPN bandwidth, allowing customers to use as much or as little as they need.

"Business customers want rock solid network-based security protecting their traffic and applications when they use cloud services. Virtual private networking gives them better protection against Internet threats while also delivering the reliability, agility and performance they need when accessing the cloud," said Jon Summers, senior vice president growth platforms, AT&T Business Solutions.

The companies expect these capabilities to be available in the first half of 2014.


 

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