AT&T, AWS Partner on IoT, Security

The collaboration will start with business cloud networking, IoT, and threat management.

Nicole Henderson, Contributor

October 6, 2016

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AT&T, AWS Partner on IoT, Security
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Amid rumors of a tie-up between Amazon Web Services and VMware, AWS is taking the wraps off a new alliance with AT&T which will span cloud networking, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), security and analytics.

According to an announcement on Thursday, the collaboration will initially focus on three main areas, including business cloud networking, IoT and threat management.

"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," Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS said in a statement. "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."

The partnership comes as AT&T has announced its LTE-M network technology pilot in San Francisco, slotted to start in November, which will make it cheaper to connect IoT devices to the network.

On the cloud networking side of the AT&T and AWS partnership, the companies said they will work together to identify new solutions beyond AT&T NetBond ecosystem, which has seen four fold growth in connections to AWS and eight fold in traffic over the last year.

AT&T and AWS will launch AT&T IoT-connected sensors and devices that are pre-configured to securely connect to AWS cloud. Plans include integration with the AT&T IoT Starter Kit and IoT Data plans, which will allow customers to build their own solutions using AT&T IoT and AWS IoT.

Lastly, on the security side of things, “AT&T and AWS plan to employ their respective expertise and knowledge in security to help customers prevent, detect, and respond to threats faster and more efficiently.”

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About the Author(s)

Nicole Henderson

Contributor, IT Pro Today

Nicole Henderson covers daily cloud news and features online for ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she was editor at Talkin' Cloud (now Channel Futures) and the WHIR. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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