AT&T Establishes Strategic Partnership with AWS for Cloud Competitiveness

Partnership with Amazon would privileged AT&T clients to use AWS Cloud in a variety of ways, included big data, secure networking, and connect devices. Telecommunication giant AT&T announced a partnership with cloud computing giant Amazon on Thursday. The terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed to the media, but a news released from AT&T said, the company used Amazon cloud computing based web-services on their multiple devices the services including secure networking, big data and devices and more.

AT&T’s NetBond method has a crucial role in the deal with Amazon, NetBond provides a secure way using virtual private network to connect or bond with any cloud provider of your choice. The AT&T network nearly connected around 29 million devices in the world wide, and now those devices are managed and controlled by AWS Cloud IoT services.

Terry Wise, Vice President of World Wide Partner Ecosystem and Amazon Web Services, Inc, said, “Customers of all sizes are quickly migrating to the AWS Cloud to reduce their data center footprint, become more agile and take advantage of innovation in areas such as IoT, Big Data and Analytics,” “Advanced connectivity and network solutions are critical to enabling our customers to get the most out of our services. We are excited to expand our alliance with AT&T and deliver new solutions designed to enable customers to accelerate their journey to the AWS Cloud.”

This partnership will focus on three most important business areas including: Business Cloud Networking, IoT – Internet of Things, Threat Management.

Firstly, AT&T’s NetBond has been a first choice of the customers since launched, because of high speed, highly secure network connection to use AWS cloud. NetBond has a recorded of fourfold growth connections and eightfold in the traffic since last year. AT&T and AWS are now working together to enhance end to end user visibility to secure high speed network connections throughout the Internet.

Secondly, AT&T and AWS will jointly introduce AT&T – IoT, attached various sensors and devices are pre-configured to share data on the AWS Cloud securely. AWS IoT, nearly connect to all devices in the world wide. There are some tools are introduced, namely AT&T starter kit and Data plans using this, customers able to build their own solution with AWS IoT and AT&T IoT.

Thirdly, both the companies are very serious about the security threats. They will work together with multiple tools, that are very effective and faster to detect and respond more efficiently.

AWS Launches 6th Datacenter for Asia Pacific Region

New data center in Mumbai will facilitate the customers from the Asia Pacific region to leverage the local data center for the AWS services.  Amazon web services Company (AWS), a major cloud computing service provider in the world, has announced the start of the sixth state of the art data center for the Asia Pacific region or APAC. This is a state of the art data center to cater a large customer base spread in different countries in the region, especially in India and its surrounding countries. This new data center for Asia Pacific is located at Mumbai.

With this launch of new data center, the number of availability zones (AZ) of AWS will increase to thirty five (35). All these 35 availability zones are demarked within the 13 technological infrastructure zones across the globe. This data center will be more useful for the increasing demands of Indian customers, where a new boom in the startup is expected in the near future due to the government’s aggressive push for the startup companies.

Amazon web service is already having a huge share of over 75 thousand customers from India only. This huge customer base will be able to use the local data center to develop and run their cloud based applications and services in the changed environment of the global IT ecosystem.

It was further informed in the official announcement that this new data center has been started to provide valuable cloud services for governmental, nonprofit, profit and startup organizations in the region.

This newly established data center will consist of two availability zones. They have independent power supplies, locations, cooling systems and other amenities needed for a state of the art data center to cater the increasing demand in the region.

In the official statement, CEO of Amazon web services, Andy Jassy said, “Indian start-ups and enterprises have been using AWS for many years – with most Indian technology start-ups building their entire businesses on AWS, and numerous enterprises running mission-critical, core applications on AWS. These same 75,000 Indian customers, along with others anxious to start using AWS, have asked for an AWS India Region so they can move their applications that require low latency and data sovereignty. We’re excited to make this available today, with the same pay-as-you-go pricing, ability to get started immediately without having to negotiate enterprise agreements or wait days for access, and unmatched functionality that customers enjoy in AWS Regions worldwide – all of which allows customers to go from idea to launch faster than ever before was possible.”

With this new launch, the competition in the cloud computing marketplace will become more fierce.

Salesforce Selects AWS to Run its Core Services Internationally

The company has planned international infrastructure  services  to run on AWS and these services  includes Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and more.  Salesforce announces that it will run some of its core services on AWS in various international markets, as well as continue its investments into its own data centers.

“We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Amazon as our preferred public cloud infrastructure provider,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “There is no public cloud infrastructure provider that is more sophisticated or has more robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of our growing global customer base.”

Though Salesforce would not have appeared to have suffered any serious negative impact from the outage in recent weeks, the move could be seen as a means to rebuild trust in its robustness, leaning on AWS’ brand credibility to provide assurances. The move would also give the Salesforce team options should another outage occur within its own data centers. The geographies this announcement will apply to have not been announced at the time of writing.

“Leading enterprises and ISVs around the world are migrating their business-critical applications to the AWS Cloud to be more agile and efficient, reduce costs, and take advantage of the security, reliability, and broad functionality we offer,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS. “Companies rely on Salesforce to transform their businesses and we are thrilled Salesforce has chosen AWS as their public cloud infrastructure partner.”

Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud and Analytics-Cloud and some others will now be available on AWS, though the move does not mean Salesforce is moving away from their own data centers.

Salesforce already has a strong relationship with Amazon. Many Salesforce services, including Heroku, Marketing Cloud Social Studio, SalesforceIQ and the recently announced Salesforce IoT Cloud run on AWS infrastructure. And Salesforce is Amazon’s company-wide customer platform.

AWS has sophisticated and robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of Salesforce’s growing global customer base. AWS will help accelerate its ability to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently. Salesforce will utilize AWS in select international markets to help bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently.

Customers can expect that Salesforce will continue to deliver the same secure, trusted, reliable and available cloud computing services to customers, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.