Microsoft and AT&T team up to bring enterprise-grade security and speed to the cloud

In a joint announcement on Wednesday, Microsoft and AT&T said they will deliver a security-enhanced and reliable cloud solution that will allow enterprise customers to connect to Microsoft’s cloud platform using a private network.

The new solution will use cloud integration technology from AT&T to pair virtual private networking with Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform. Customers of the solution are expected to experience as much as 50 percent lower latency than on the public Internet, and to be able to access cloud resources from any site using almost any wired or wireless device.

“There’s no question that the time for cloud computing is now, and it’s critical we help enterprises embrace the cloud on their terms,” said Satya Nadella, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise for Microsoft. “Through this strategic alliance with AT&T, we can reduce the barriers to entry for cloud computing by providing a more secure and reliable connectivity option for enterprise customers, accelerating the growth of cloud computing and the rapid adoption of Windows Azure.”

For more detail on the announcement, read this press release over on the Microsoft News Center.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff