There’s more than one way to connect to the cloud with confidence

If you are using AT&T Colocation facilities, chances are you need more than one way to access your cloud-based destinations – without compromising security, performance, and control.

That’s why AT&T is bringing together various capabilities – AT&T Colocation, AT&T VPN, AT&T NetBond, and AT&T/Third Party Cloud Services – to deliver a truly hybrid solution that enables highly secure, dynamic connectivity from your private infrastructure to cloud-based environments.

First, here’s how it works – and how you can benefit

With this integrated approach, you can integrate private infrastructure into a hybrid environment via AT&T’s highly secure and dynamic cloud networking service. This means you can run applications in the cloud and connect to colocation environments via a highly secure, flexible, and high-performance virtual private connection. This is key because the applications that reside in your private environment need predictable performance and direct connection to applications running in your cloud environment.

The benefits add up quickly as you:

  • Deploy one single end-to-end solution from one provider
  • Maximize your existing network architecture and strategy
  • Implement highly secure options as you move toward your cloud environment

You can also count on added control for management simplicity, faster time to market, limited capital outlay, and increased agility for IT services delivery.

Now here’s how this manufacturing firm solved its cloud connectivity challenges

A global home appliance manufacturer uses AT&T Colocation for enterprise resource planning (ERP) inventory management, while also relying on Microsoft Azure for compute resources related to this inventory. In order to maintain a robust inventory platform, the firm needed tight, highly secure integration between ERP and cloud computing – but there were latency and security concerns related to the data and compute functions that needed to be addressed.

The solution? Architect Colocation facilities to integrate with AT&T NetBond via AT&T VPN or VVCCS. Then implement NetBond to the existing AT&T VPN network to take advantage of a direct connection to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud provider like Microsoft Azure.

This solution includes the security and latency requirements that the manufacturer required. The firm maintains control to its locally hosted ERP. At the same time, it can easily facilitate optimal integration with the Azure cloud environment. What’s more, the bandwidth options to Azure are flexible, scalable, and cost effective.

Simple. Elastic. Private. Highly secure.

If this sounds like the right approach for your business and your cloud connectivity, read more about AT&T NetBond and Colocation.

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