AT&T Launches VNF on Demand Offering in 76 Countries

AT&T Launches VNF on Demand Offering in 76 Countries Image Credit: AT&T

AT&T today launched Network Functions on Demand that enables businesses to deploy a single universal piece of equipment, choose pre-available Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and set them up in different countries. This is an expansion of AT&T's Network on Demand Software Defined Networking (SDN) offering that it launched last year and that boasts 1,200 customers.

The first VNF capabilities that customers can choose from include Juniper Networks virtual routing, Cisco virtual router, Fortinet virtual security and Riverbed virtual WAN optimization.

The new Network Functions on Demand which is available in 76 countries and territories is designed to simplify the process of buying and adding network functions. Deploying the VNFs is not only fast and more efficient, it also reduces hardware requirements so businesses can create a simple, more agile network experience, said AT&T. 

According to AT&T, the new platform speeds ordering, simplifies network operations and helps improve total cost of ownership.

Ralph de la Vega, Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and International
We've broken through traditional, cost-prohibitive barriers. Our software platform delivers a simple, flexible and efficient experience for any business, virtually anywhere and anytime they need it.

Jon White, General Manager, Information Technology, Fisher & Paykel Appliances
We often talk about simplifying our on-site network infrastructure upgrades and deployments – this solution checks that box. It will not only provide us with visibility and control to drive down IT and operations costs, but also help us quickly respond to evolving business needs.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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