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IBM and AT&T partner on open hybrid cloud

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IBM and AT& are partnering to help enterprises manage their applications hosted in hybrid cloud environments with IBM Cloud Satellite leveraging Red Hat OpenShift, over AT&T networks.

The collaboration will enable businesses to connect to open hybrid cloud computing using AT&T’s Multiaccess Edge Computing, a low-latency, private cellular network edge environment. As a result, companies across all verticals can rapidly develop and deploy new services with additional privacy and security.

“The advancements in 5G and edge are impacting every industry, bringing the promise of enhanced experiences for consumers and new revenue opportunities for businesses,” said Howard Boville, senior vice president, IBM Hybrid Cloud.

“Together with AT&T, we will be helping clients securely leverage 5G and edge offerings in any environment with IBM’s open and secure hybrid cloud platform. This marks a significant step forward increasing the possibilities of 5G and edge in the enterprise.”

Powered by Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud Satellite enables users to bring their applications to any environment where their data resides using the enhanced security of IBM’s open hybrid cloud architecture.

“Make no mistake: AT&T is fast and we don’t just have the fastest nationwide 5G network,” added Mo Katibeh, chief product and platform officer for AT&T Business.

“With our edge computing capabilities, we can also offer incredibly responsive networks – needed for mission critical business applications. Our work with IBM will bring differentiated value that customers will appreciate.”

In addition, enterprises will be able to use a single dashboard designed to manage services across multiple clouds and billions of edge devices with high levels of reliability and security.  IBM will also bring its AI capabilities via IBM Watson to deliver deeper insights for clients in near real time from data collected at the edge.

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