Menu

FOG COMPUTING FEATURE NEWS

AT&T Announces Strategic Relationship with Amazon Web Services

By Ken Briodagh October 06, 2016

Two of the biggest forces in cloud and fog computing have joined forces, according to a recent announcement.

AT&T and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced that they have come together in a multi-year, strategic alliance agreement to optimize delivery of integrated solutions built on the companies' respective cloud and networking capabilities. The companies said that the collaboration is designed to help customers more efficiently migrate to and utilize the AWS Cloud with the AT&T network.

“Customers of all sizes are quickly migrating to the AWS Cloud to reduce their data center footprint, become more agile and take advantage of innovation in areas such as IoT, Big Data and Analytics,” said Terry Wise, VP, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Advanced connectivity and network solutions are critical to enabling our customers to get the most out of our services. We are excited to expand our alliance with AT&T and deliver new solutions designed to enable customers to accelerate their journey to the AWS Cloud.”

The agreement covers three main arenas for now, but the door is open to future expansion of the terms, the announcement said.

Business Cloud Networking: AT&T NetBond has become an increasingly popular way for customers to establish high-speed, highly secure network connections to the AWS Cloud. In order to deliver more advanced networking capabilities to customers, AT&T and AWS will work together to identify new solutions with security, performance, and mobility in mind.

IoT: AT&T and AWS will coordinate introduction of AT&T IoT-connected sensors and devices preconfigured to send data into the AWS Cloud. This integration brings together AT&T’s global network with AWS IoT, and in the future, the AT&T IoT Starter Kit and IoT Data plans are intended to be included.

Threat Management: AT&T and AWS plan to employ their respective expertise and knowledge in security to help customers prevent, detect, and respond to threats faster and more efficiently. Using threat data and knowledge from both organizations will help fuel the processes and tools that comprise AT&T Threat Intellect.

“For many enterprises, the cloud's potential can be equal parts tantalizing and challenging. Emerging technology trends and fluctuating needs mean that a company's plans are dynamic, and can quickly change,” said Mo Katibeh, SVP, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. “Together, AT&T and AWS can help streamline the leap to the cloud. We're helping businesses connect everything and anything to the cloud. More importantly, we're doing this so it can be simple, scalable and highly secure.”




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Edge Analytics, IoT and Reducing the Analytics Gap

By: Special Guest    5/18/2017

The value of the data decreases as the gap grows between the moment the data arrives at the point of action taken in response; from a business point o…

Read More

IoT Time Preview: The Edge

By: Ken Briodagh    5/18/2017

In this weekly series, we'll be previewing chapters of "IoT Time: Evolving Trends in the Internet of Things" for you to read in the hopes that you'll …

Read More

EnterpriseDB and Hitachi Partner to Accelerate Digital Transformation

By: Ken Briodagh    5/17/2017

According to a recent announcement, EnterpriseDB, the database platform company, has partnered with Hitachi to help organizations worldwide accelerate…

Read More

Tip Your Hat to Open Source: IOTech Tackles the Edge

By: Special Guest    5/15/2017

It's no secret that the panoply of IoT ecosystems and standards bodies sounds more like cacophony than harmony these days, which is to be expected giv…

Read More

Oracle Opens Doors to New Batch of Indian Startups

By: Ken Briodagh    5/10/2017

Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program calls for applications from technology startups for its new centers in Delhi/NCR, Mumbai and for its third gr…

Read More