AT&T, Microsoft to Co-Develop Cloud Enterprise Platform; Andy Geisse, Satya Nadella Comment

cloudAT&T and Microsoft have teamed up to develop a cloud-based enterprise platform that will work to help organizations connect to a private network from mobile and stationary devices.

Under the partnership, AT&T’s NetBond cloud integration technology will be incorporated with Windows Azure for customers to access Microsoft products and services, the companies said Wednesday.

“By bringing the security and performance of our virtual private network to Windows Azure we expect to energize enterprise demand for cloud solutions,” AT&T Business Solutions CEO Andy Geisse said.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft executive vice president of cloud and enterprise, said the companies seek to help enterprises migrate their information technology infrastructures into a cloud.

The new offering is targeted for release in mid-2014 and is intended to leverage multi-protocol label switching for protected virtual links between data centers from different geographical locations.

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