AT&T And Equinix Enter Alliance To Speed Enterprise Adoption Of Cloud Services
AT&T To Deploy Networking Technology Across Select Equinix Data Centers
Globally to Address Scale, Security and Performance Challenges for Enterprises
Moving to the Cloud
DALLAS AND REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014
DALLAS AND REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* and
Equinix are working to speed up the adoption of cloud services. The companies
today agreed to embed AT&T NetBond into select Equinix data centers.
AT&T NetBond enables customers to connect to their cloud services using their
private AT&T VPN networks, which deliver highly secure connections with high
reliability and performance capabilities, rather than relying on access via
the public Internet. 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," said Mike Sapien,
Principal Analyst – Enterprise at Ovum. "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."
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," said Jon Summers,
senior vice president growth platforms, AT&T Business Solutions. "Virtual
private networking gives them better protection against Internet threats while
also delivering the reliability, agility and performance they need when
accessing the cloud. This agreement with Equinix will expand the opportunity
for cloud service providers to use our virtual private networking and AT&T
NetBond technology to enhance the end user's cloud experience."
"Equinix sits at the intersection of cloud service providers, network service
providers and enterprise customers that want to use those services. The
alliance lets AT&T quickly expand its portfolio of AT&T NetBond-enabled cloud
services by using our position as a cloud hub," said Pete Hayes, chief sales
officer for Equinix. "Together, we're making the network as flexible as the
cloud and giving enterprises confidence they can move their most demanding
applications to the cloud and still meet their security, scalability and
The companies expect these capabilities to be available in the first half of
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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world's most networked data centers.
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
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