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AT&T, IBM Team on Private Secure Cloud Connections

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9/18/2014

DALLAS -- AT&T (NYSE:T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are continuing to speed up business adoption of cloud services by extending AT&T NetBondSM services to the SoftLayer platform for stronger security and performance.

This extension of the IBM and AT&T alliance will allow businesses to easily create hybrid-computing solutions. AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN) customers can use AT&T NetBond to connect their IT infrastructure to SoftLayer’s cloud services. The service allows customers to benefit from highly secure connections with high reliability and performance as an alternative to relying on public Internet access.

“AT&T NetBond gives customers a broader range of options as they explore how to best leverage a hybrid cloud,” said Jim Comfort, general manager of IBM Cloud Services. “Customers can easily move workloads to and from SoftLayer as if it were part of their local area network. This added flexibility helps optimize workload performance while allowing customers to scale IT resources in a way that makes sense.”

AT&T NetBond combines the security of AT&T virtual private networking with cloud resources. As a result, business customers have flexible and high performing access to the cloud. It also dynamically allocates VPN bandwidth, allowing customers to use as much or as little as they need.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)

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