What is cloud computing? There's a new Perspective and Insight for Executives by Industry analyst firm, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan, highlighting the value of AT&T NetBondSM as a true network-enabled cloud. You can find the link to download the report below.

The report evaluates the growing awareness among IT buyers of the value of integrating networking and cloud solutions so the network becomes a seamless and integral component of the cloud experience.

Rather than simply carrying user traffic to the door of the cloud center, AT&T NetBond Service continues straight into the cloud provider’s platform, allowing the enterprise customer a high degree of end-to-end control over cloud application performance. This approach requires a greater level of commitment and investment from AT&T and its partners than other connectivity models.

Frost & Sullivan was so impressed with AT&T NetBond Service that they awarded us the Frost & Sullivan Product Strategy Leadership award, noting among other advantages, “….the deep level of integration between AT&T’s network platform and cloud providers’ platforms, AT&T NetBond enables greater end-to-end visibility and management of cloud-based workloads, allowing enterprises to deliver a more consistent, secure, and reliable experience to end users across multiple cloud platforms and multiple access types (including the AT&T LTE mobile network).” You can read more about the award here.

As cloud services become more tightly integrated into the IT fabric of businesses, I expect organizations to increasingly seek the value of a global, enterprise-strength network for the long-term success of their technology solutions along with a ubiquitous, highly secure experience across all of their cloud providers.

AT&T is committed to continued investment and innovation in our NetBond platform as we build out a powerful partner ecosystem.

To read the report and check out the Networking Exchange blog, click here.