Managed Service Provides More Virtualization Choices for Business Customers

Building upon its leadership in edge-to-edge virtualized capabilities, AT&T* now offers the Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) as part of its Edge Solutions portfolio to help businesses increase their networking agility.

Unlike traditional network hardware that performs a single function, Cisco ENCS does more with virtual network functions – including routing, switching, firewall, and WAN optimization. And it can be dynamically upgraded as needs evolve or change. It is a fully virtualized platform designed for the Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture.

Cisco ENCS with AT&T will provide these functions on a single piece of AT&T-managed Cisco hardware with Cisco software. This NFV solution is available as an option from AT&T for businesses that prefer a Cisco-based infrastructure. Multiple configurations and a library of virtual network functions give customers in nearly 90 countries and territories[1] the flexibility they need in their networking strategy.

“No business has the same network needs, and our expanded relationship with Cisco is helping us support more businesses that need managed services,” said Josh Goodell, vice president, Edge Solutions, AT&T Business. “As companies continue to transform their businesses to digital models, having more choices becomes more important than ever.”

“Modern networks oxygenate today’s business,” said Sachin Gupta, senior vice president of Enterprise Networking, Cisco.  “Companies like AT&T understand the power of combining secure, high-performance hardware and software designed specifically for network function virtualization. Cisco ENCS delivers an unprecedented level of agility and enables the modern enterprise to deploy network services in minutes, rather than days and weeks, with confidence.”

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