AT&T reveals SD-WAN hybrid networking strategy

AT&T (NYSE: T) is collaborating with VeloCloud to deliver AT&T software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), a key step in helping many businesses evolve their networks from hardware to software, the company said.

This is part of AT&T´s strategy to incorporate software-centric technologies into our integrated solutions that deliver flexibility and agility for enterprises on a global basis. These capabilities are changing how our customers manage their networks, letting them mix and match based on application, performance and reliability needs. The first integrated offer was software-defined networking, second was network-function virtualization and third is hybrid SD-WAN.

AT&T SD-WAN efficiently routes data traffic across a wide area network, choosing the access type for the best network performance. This split-second routing capability optimizes application performance based on the parameters selected by customers. The service also gives customers choices in how they manage bandwidth.

AT&T helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services.