IBM to Sell AT&T VNF Suite to Businesses

IBM to Sell AT&T VNF Suite to Businesses Image Credit: AT&T

IBM is teaming up with AT&T to take advantage of the latter's new offering AT&T FlexWare that is designed to make it easy to set up and manage virtual network functions (VNFs) on a single device. Under the partnership, IBM's sales team will sell AT&T's FlexWare virtual network management tools. 

AT&T FlexWare, launched early this week and which was formerly called AT&T Network Functions on Demand, is available globally through the AT&T Network on Demand platform. The solution features both software-defined networking and network function virtualization technologies.

By taking advantage of IBM’s sales and marketing teams, the two companies are extending their global reach to bring new capabilities and additional cost savings to companies. AT&T will also be able to run applications on IBM’s cloud, cognitive, analytics and security infrastructure. In addition to making this available to clients, IBM has begun to roll out AT&T FlexWare in many of its own sites.

Both companies have previously partnered to develop solutions to help support the Internet of Things (IoT).

Richard Patterson, general manager, Infrastructure Services at IBM
Working with AT&T, we continually are innovating in ways that not only meet our clients’ business objectives, but also strengthen one of the industry’s most powerful one-two punches. IBM will use these technologies to support the hybrid cloud evolution and deliver greater services to our clients.

Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business Solutions
By expanding our relationship with IBM, more customers will be able to take advantage of AT&T FlexWare that will adapt and grow with customers’ 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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