AT&T Launches Flexware as Enterprise VNF Platform

New designation refers to VNFs that enterprises can turn up independently on a single Flexware device.

October 3, 2016

2 Min Read

DALLAS -- AT&T is giving global businesses the enhanced flexibility and increased network control they need with AT&T FlexWare. AT&T is now growing the solution with a new device option, enhanced feature functionality and expanded global availability. AT&T FlexWare, formerly called AT&T Network Functions on Demand, is available globally through the AT&T Network on Demand platform.

With AT&T FlexWare, business customers can set up multiple virtual network functions (VNFs), such as a router and a firewall, on a single FlexWare device and deploy them in different countries. They can manage their network functions via an easy-to-use online portal. It can help save costs. It’s quick to set up and easy to manage.

“AT&T FlexWare offers businesses flexible networking options,” said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president, Offer Management and Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions. “One size fits all doesn’t allow businesses to compete. Our software-centric ecosystem allows businesses to start with one set of network functions and add as they go. We’re empowering businesses to control and change their services to match their needs across the world.”

Our ecosystem of virtualized applications and devices can be tailored to businesses of all sizes. For example, AT&T FlexWare now offers two device form factors, a small device that can run up to two VNF applications and the previously available larger version that runs up to four.

AT&T FlexWare is modular. Businesses can mix and match FlexWare devices and applications to address the needs of their various global locations while simplifying their technical refresh cycles. For example, they can start by deploying FlexWare device with a virtual security application with their existing routers and then add other virtualized functions on the same device, as needed, over time.

In addition to the new device and enhanced functionality, AT&T is adding Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform to its catalog of best-of-breed VNFs.

Strengthening its global focus, AT&T FlexWare now offers a uniform networking infrastructure experience in more than 150 countries and territories.

Our software-defined network technology is behind the AT&T Network on Demand platform. The platform speeds ordering, simplifies network operations and helps improve total cost of ownership. This provides customers with a foundation to create flexible services that can grow as their needs change.

Since its launch in 2015, more than 1,700 businesses across multiple industries have signed up for AT&T Network on Demand solutions. We’ll continue to add additional products and features on the platform in the future.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)

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