Building on their long-standing strategic alliance, DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and AT&T (NYSE: T) have launched a new initiative to help global clients gain greater efficiency, productivity, and security in migrating, orchestrating and managing cloud-based networks across the enterprise, the companies said.
DXC will become the first IT services company to launch a third-party virtual network function (VNF) based on AT&T FlexWareSM. The new initiative will further align both companies to lead businesses through technology-driven digital transformations.
DXC´s on-demand security VNF, inclusive of firewall and intrusion protection services, enhances DXC virtual edge service functionality in its next generation portfolio. This capability helps DXC clients maximize investments, reduce capital outlays, and enhance operational scale and consistency for cloud platforms–whether hybrid, public or private.
This joint initiative expands the AT&T FlexWare platform ecosystem, with innovation and expanded choices for business customers. Along with adding a new VNF to the AT&T FlexWare platform and reselling AT&T FlexWare to its customers, DXC will use AT&T FlexWare in its own operations.
The virtual edge service will allow DXC clients to obtain world-class security protection for small- and mid-sized office locations alongside AT&T´s growing catalog of VNFs, all supported through their marketplace. Utilizing an OPEX model, this new offering will enable DXC´s enterprise security policies to be extended to remote office locations, delivered “as a service.”
Additionally, AT&T FlexWare is a platform that will support DXC in the delivery of its services to clients while helping reduce capital requirements. DXC is aggressively pursuing additional opportunities to virtualize the technology supporting its services available to clients.
AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with entertainment, business, mobile and high speed Internet services.
DXC Technology is an independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries.