AT&T NetBond and CSC Agility Platform Solution
AT&T and CSC, two global leaders in networking and next-generation solutions, have jointly collaborated to create a common hybrid cloud management solution that gives you the confidence to deploy enterprise applications in the cloud.
AT&T and CSC have deployed software-defined networking (SDN) across their joint ecosystem of cloud partners, giving you a single, secure way to manage your choice of leading cloud solutions.
This next-generation SDN platform integrates AT&T NetBond®, which delivers a secure, dynamic network connection, with the CSC Agility Platform™, which automates the orchestration, management and control of hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Through a service adapter from the Agility Platform into the AT&T Cloud Solutions platform, you can dynamically manage hybrid cloud and multiple vendors through one portal, and you can select AT&T’s virtual private network (VPN) to help safeguard your customer data, intellectual property and systems.
As a result, your organization can move applications to the cloud, improve agility and reduce complexity, while also improving security and compliance within your operations. Enterprise applications are virtualized, making network, platform and applications indistinguishable to the end user.
Depending on your needs, you can convert your ongoing investments in hardware and maintenance into a usage-based model, allowing you to free up capital to support new business initiatives based on IT as a Service.
Secure and reliable networks
At the core of this platform is AT&T NetBond, which employs SDN capabilities to provide traffic routing flexibility and VPN integration with cloud service providers.
NetBond dynamically adjusts the size of the pathway to the cloud as your data needs change. Network connectivity can be scaled up or down with the cloud resources resulting in bursting of up to 10 times the contracted commitment.
Combined with the Agility Platform, self-service tools help set up security policies and choose AT&T’s secure MPLS VPN, with which network traffic is isolated from the Internet and from other cloud traffic, reducing exposure to risks such as a distributed denial-of-service attack. As a result of AT&T’s global networking capabilities, your enterprise can also expect improved performance over Internet-based options with less than 50 percent of the latency impact.
Because it can reduce over-provisioning, you can save as much as 60 percent on networking costs, compared to Internet-based alternatives. Also, you only pay for what you order, and you can change you billing plan at any time to reflect usage. The solution works seamlessly with existing AT&T VPN, which means A&T clients don’t need to order or manage any other equipment or access lines.
Automated and agile cloud management
To fully take advantage of public and private cloud infrastructure, you need a fast and easy way to manage hybrid clouds. The CSC Agility Platform provides a single point of control to help you:
- Automate processes through blueprinting to eliminate manual and error-prone processes
- Manage enterprise workloads across hybrid, multi-vendor cloud environments
- Use platforms and applications on an as-a-service basis
- Reallocate computing resources in seconds
- Ensure scalability to support tens of thousands of workloads
The Agility Platform centralizes cloud management, orchestration and governance for deploying complex, multi-tier business applications across hybrid clouds. It also automates the release of applications to speed software releases and accelerate the application delivery lifecycle. It allows users to create and enforce custom policies for cloud governance, hybrid cloud security and compliance. End-to-end cloud-based security includes automated firewall configuration, identity management and single sign-on capabilities
The Agility Platform’s application blueprinting capabilities ensure the portability of hybrid cloud solutions throughout their lifecycle, independent of the underlying infrastructure or cloud deployment environment.
You can start building your new hybrid cloud environment immediately. The Agility Platform integrates with CSC cloud solutions, Amazon Web Services, EC2, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Fujitsu, HP Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft System Center, OpenStack, Rackspace, Savvis, Terremark, VMware vCenter, VMware vCloud Director and more.
Foundation for Next-Gen IT
With a reliable, secure hybrid cloud environment, your IT program and respond faster to new business initiatives than ever before. With the combination of technologies from global providers of network and cloud services, your organization can implement next-gen technologies with low up-front investments and shorter time to value.
Find out how CSC and AT&T can ensure a secure, dynamic network connection and automated orchestration, management and control of your hybrid cloud infrastructure. Contact our experts today.