AT&T has just announced AT&T Synaptic Compute, where it will function as a service with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service. This is an enterprise-class cloud service that will deliver the best of both worlds, merging technologies from virtual private networking (VPN) industry leader AT&T as well as cloud infrastructure software industry leader VMware. Similar to the other cloud offers from AT&T, the Virtual Private Cloud’s capability is embedded straight into its network, delivering the ability to scale, manage, route and deliver compute and storage services to business customers, regardless of whether they are using a desktop or are toting a mobile device like smartphones and tablets.
With AT&T’s Virtual Private Cloud, it will enable over 350,000 customers of VMware to extend their private clouds across and into AT&T’s network-based cloud thanks to AT&T’s VPN. Among the benefits that you can reap from this “virtual private cloud” would be flexibility and cost efficiencies as they rely on private and public cloud systems in an interchangeable and strategic manner. [Press Release]