AT&T, Microsoft Team Up to Secure Cloud
DALLAS -- AT&T and Microsoft Corp. today announced they will deliver a security-enhanced and reliable cloud solution that will allow enterprise customers to connect to Microsoft’s cloud platform using a private network.
The new solution will use breakthrough cloud integration technology from AT&T to pair virtual private networking with Microsoft’s industry-leading Windows Azure cloud platform. Customers of the solution are expected to benefit from the enterprise-grade security of virtual private networking, with as much as 50% lower latency than the public Internet, and access to cloud resources from any site using almost any wired or wireless device.
The new cloud solution takes advantage of the Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology underpinning AT&T’s virtual private network solution. According to independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., 70% of multinational enterprises have already adopted global MPLS services1, high-performance networks that make it easy to create secure, virtual links between multiple geographic locations.
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