AT&T Network on Demand
AT&T Network on Demand is the first of its kind software-defined networking solution in the U.S. It makes network management easier than ever with an online self-service portal. Business customers can now easily add or change services, scale bandwidth to meet their changing needs and manage their network all in near real time. This translates into time savings and less complexity for companies of all sizes.
Network on Demand lets subscribers at fiber-lit buildings with fine-tune port bandwidth for Ethernet services with minimal lead time or move/add/change/delete order processing. It's similar to Level 3's legacy tw telecom on-demand platform in that regard.
Network on Demand will do for corporate networks. This is a breakthrough on-demand service that will help companies easily add or change services on their own, in near-real time. It is the first software-defined network solution of its kind in the United States. And it redefines how network services will be delivered to customers through an online self-service portal. Ultimately, this means a customer will be able to simply go online, click a few buttons and have new services almost instantaneously.
Network on Demand puts customers at the center of the network with modern, cloud-based architecture – and it’s a global first at this scale. It’s helping simplify the network and accelerate how quickly we can bring advanced products and services to market.
Most importantly, Network on Demand is reinventing the customer experience. This technology empowers IT managers to control the network design with the click of a button; all while allowing cost efficiencies as companies only pay for what they use. So, as quickly as business needs to change, the network will respond and adapt.
Network on Demand functionality makes network service set up simpler. For example, a real estate firm renting office space can turn up network services in a matter of minutes as tenants come and go. With Network on Demand, businesses can easily order more ports, add or change services, and adjust bandwidth to meet their needs in near real time. They can do all of this online, and also enjoy up to 95% improvement in provisioning cycle times.
NetBond is private connectivity to cloud IaaS/PaaS/SaaS providers like AWS Direct Connect, for MPLS routing between a subscriber's site(s) to the IaaS provider's data center.
NetBond lets AT&T subscribers use an AT&T VPN (virtual private network) as an on-ramp to cloud services. By doing so, they bypass the open Internet, avoiding security threats as well as getting quicker access to the cloud, according to AT&T. Customers will be able to reach AWS through NetBond next year, the carrier said.
Security and performance are two of the big concerns enterprises have as they migrate from on-premises computing and storage to private, hybrid and public cloud architectures. The payoff is typically lower costs and the ability to scale capacity up or down easily, but going out on the Internet and handing over control of computing resources to a third party causes jitters for some companies.
NetBond is designed to serve as a foundation for AT&T business customers looking to connect respective Virtual Private Networks with any cloud compute or IT service environment in AT&T’s partner ecosystem, watch videos here for more on how to save money on programs like AT&T U-verse ,Verizon Fios and more.
NetBond permits both the network and cloud infrastructure to scale or contract in tandem and on-demand, rapidly accommodating workload changes. It seems to be well suited for customers who want to avoid exposure to the public Internet and risk of DDoS attacks, as well as, have a highly available and high-performance connection to their cloud resources see twitter for more here . Davis said that “NetBond provides a scalable, highly secure, high performance, and integrated WAN solution” for access to the cloud.
With NetBond, AT&T customers can utilise a VPN to connect to any cloud compute or IT service environment in AT&T’s partner ecosystem, bypassing the Internet completely. The partnership with AWS enables users to access business applications and information stored in Amazon’s cloud.
Current NetBond partners include Microsoft, Salesforce.com, VMware, IBM and Box, covering a large breadth of the cloud computing ecosystem.