AT&T, AWS Team Up On Cloud Connectivity And Security

The two titans of their respective industries have signed a pact that will see AT&T add support for more than 100 cloud software and services providers hosted on Amazon Web Services.

This new deal is part of the carrier’s NetBond for Cloud platform.

And builds upon the AWS Direct Connect Bundle.

Both companies, last year, signed a long-term agreement for delivery of integrated offerings on the AWS cloud and AT&T network.

AT&T provided the details on this new collaboration, revealing how the product allows users to bypass the public Internet to connect to cloud platforms using a secured connection via AWS Direct Connect, and how this latest update now provides service access to more companies.

In return, AWS software providers like CenturyLink, BT, Comcast, Level 3 and Verizon will be able to join the AT&T provider program, thereby getting the ability to add it as a connectivity option when used with the new bundle.

The partnership extends beyond cloud networking, and also spans areas like IoT, security and analytics, all with a focus on implementing new strategies.

Of particular note is the security angle of this team up, which will see both AT&T and AWS bolstering their combined offering, with enhancements like increasing encryption levels before data is sent over the public Internet to the cloud.