AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications company, has decided to expand its business cloud network solution with Amazon Web Services, with an aim to provide its enterprise customers secure and flexible connectivity options and help them with cloud, cybersecurity, and mobility needs.
AT&T is going to focus on four fundamental areas as part of the collaboration- FlexWare, Private Mobile Connect, Cybersecurity, and Internet of Things.
The telco offers FlexWare, which is based on SDN and NFV technologies, and is used to break the traditional appliance-based networking model so that customers get more flexibility and control. It has now made the FlexWare cloud-ready that will help enterprises more securely connect to AWS, and become more agile with edge computing.
“Many of our customers are on their journey to the cloud with AWS,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. “We can offer customers a highly secure, cloud optimized networking environment. No matter where they are in that transition or how they want to get there, AT&T has it covered.”
Business customers move their workloads from mobile devices to AWS cloud via public network or through NetBond. For a more secure access to AWS from mobile devices, AT&T now offers Private Mobile Connect.
“Business customers rely on AT&T for proven network connectivity, cybersecurity and IoT solutions. These new enhancements provide our customers with the performance, security and connection options they need to grow their businesses on AWS,” said David Wright, general manager, Worldwide Strategic Technology Partners, Amazon Web Services, Inc.
For cybersecurity, the Threat Manager of AT&T can process up to 5 billion security events in just 10 minutes. It will also enable AWS customers recognize data patterns and threat activities affecting the cloud. The vulnerabilities can be detected and prevented with it.
The AWS powered IoT Starter kit of AT&T, introduced earlier this year, helps developers build solutions using IoT services from both the companies. The companies are currently trying to enable edge computing to open new IoT options for enterprises by bringing AWS Greengrass to FlexWare.
The telecom company also offers Cloud Transformation Consulting services to helps businesses choose cloud solutions, helping them move their data to cloud, and manage their cloud connectivity.