Google had recently launched Partner Interconnect program, which allows enterprises to securely and privately connect to nearest Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region through the Google Partners. With the partnership, the enterprises will be able to use AT&T NetBond for Cloud via the Partner Interconnect, and vice versa.
The AT&T NetBond for Cloud is a cloud networking solution for businesses that empowers workforce with a scalable, predictable, and highly secure connection to cloud. Use of Partner Interconnect via AT&T NetBond for Cloud will help enterprises to move workloads across multi-cloud environments, without using the internet.
“We’re committed to helping businesses transform through our edge-to-edge capabilities. This collaboration with Google Cloud gives businesses access to a full suite of productivity tools and a highly secure, private network connection to the Google Cloud Platform,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. “Together, Google Cloud and AT&T are helping businesses streamline productivity and connectivity in a simple, efficient way.”
Partner Interconnect ecosystem includes more than 20 leading cloud providers as partners, hence, the NetBond for Cloud will provide businesses the access to over 130 different cloud solutions.
Additionally, AT&T will also enable enterprises to use Google’s G-Suite through AT&T Collaborate. The Collaborate is a flexible collaboration solution that combines voice, video, IM, and conferencing on a single platform.
The partnership will help G-Suite users to benefit from AT&T’s carrier-grade voice reliability and security within the G-Suite applications.
“AT&T provides organizations globally with secure, smart solutions, and our work to bring Google Cloud’s portfolio of products, services and tools to every layer of its customers’ business helps serve this mission,” said Paul Ferrand, President Global Customer Operations, Google Cloud. “Our alliance allows businesses to seamlessly communicate and collaborate from virtually anywhere and connect their networks to our highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure.”