Google (News - Alert) and AT&T – two of the biggest forces in the cloud and communications – have come together on a couple of fronts.
AT&T (News - Alert) NetBond for Cloud is now part of Google’s Partner Interconnect effort. Through this initiative, AT&T will enable Google Cloud Platform customers to connect to that resource using NetBond for Cloud.
NetBond for Cloud enables businesses, data, and people to connect with
leading cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services,
Microsoft (News - Alert), Oracle, and Salesforce – and now Google Cloud. It can also connect these providers to one other through the same AT&T MPLS network. Plus it brings together customers’ own data centers, public clouds and private clouds, making the cloud providers a virtual extension on the business customers’ AT&T MPLS VPN. They appear as additional nodes on the enterprise network.
Also, Google’s G Suite is now available through AT&T Collaborate. G Suite is a cloud-based suite of business capabilities. It includes Docs, Drive, and Gmail. AT&T Collaborate is a hosted voice and collaboration solution for all sizes and stripes of businesses.
“We’re committed to helping businesses transform through our edge-to-edge capabilities. This collaboration with Google Cloud gives businesses access to a full suite of productivity tools and a highly secure, private network connection to the Google Cloud Platform,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer at AT&T Business. “Together, Google Cloud and AT&T are helping businesses streamline productivity and connectivity in a simple, efficient way.”
Paul Ferrand, president of Global Customer Operations at Google Cloud, added:
“AT&T provides organizations globally with secure, smart solutions, and our work to bring Google Cloud’s portfolio of products, services and tools to every layer of its customers’ business helps serve this mission. Our alliance allows businesses to seamlessly communicate and collaborate from virtually anywhere and connect their networks to our highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure.”
Edited by Maurice Nagle