American telecom operator AT&T and Equinix 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 secure connections, 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.
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 dynamically allocates VPN bandwidth, allowing customers to use as much or as little as they need.
Jon Summers, senior vice president growth platforms, AT&T Business Solutions, said: “Virtual private networking gives them better protection against Internet threats while also delivering the reliability, agility and performance they need when accessing the cloud.”
The companies expect these capabilities to be available in the first half of 2014.