AT&T announces SD-WAN with VeloCloud as IBM dips into FlexWare
06 October 2016 |
AT&T has revealed its software-defined WAN portfolio for business customers.
The AT&T SD-WAN service will let businesses route data across their networks based on the performance needs of the applications. The solution, provided by SD-WAN vendor VeloCloud, will let companies manage bandwidth.
The SD-WAN space has been dominated by networking hardware specialists such as Cisco Systems. However, carriers are entering the market to add more value to their connectivity offerings.
AT&T has had its sights firmly set on software-centric networking this year. The carrier on Monday announced that it rebranded and expanded its Network Functions on Demand managed service, now called AT&T FlexWare.
FlexWare lets businesses adjust their multiple virtualised network functions from a single premises-based appliance, saving power, space, and capital costs.
In the temporary universe of hybrid cloud IT-as-a-service deployments have quickly become a business imperative since most networks do not offer the
AT&T's SD-WAN comes in two types, a premises-based solution and a network based SD-WAN solution which will be available in 2017. The premises-based solution will be available later this year. AT&T SD-WANwill
AT&T and IBM are working together to help businesses meet these needs. IBM will now take advantage of AT&T’s new FlexWare; a solution that makes it easy to set up and manage virtual network functions (VNFs) on a single device. AT&T