Why wait months, weeks, or even days for something that can be delivered in minutes? That’s a premise behind AT&T’s visionary shift toward software defined networking to create a smart network called the User-Defined Network Cloud (UDNC). It will give our customers greater control in adding services and bandwidth on demand. And like the cloud, the network becomes much more flexible, efficient and application-aware.

The promise of the cloud is the ability to dynamically provision compute and storage resources on demand. But the cloud’s potential grows even greater when the networking between data centers – or clouds – is similarly dynamic.

That’s why we’ve developed a proof-of-concept technology that can set-up a cloud-to-cloud connection in under a minute. This prototype uses just the right amount of bandwidth, and can enable setup times as short as 40 seconds, compared with the previous setup time of several days.

To learn even more, take a look at the full post on our Innovation Space Blog.