IBM, AT&T broaden partnership through cloud-networking arrangement
Oct. 06, 2016 10:28 AM ETInternational Business Machines Corporation (IBM)By: Eric McCaffrey, SA News Editor25 Comments
- IBM (NYSE:IBM -0.2%) to utilize AT&T (T -0.4%) FlexWare, a solution tailored for setting up and managing virtual network functions. AT&T's value from the partnership is intended to derive from access to IBM's sales and marketing teams along with the ability to run applications on IBM infrastructure (cloud, cognitive, analytics, security).
- IBM: "Working with AT&T, we continually are innovating in ways that not only meet our clients' business objectives, but also strengthen one of the industry's most powerful one-two punches. IBM will use these technologies to support the hybrid cloud evolution and deliver greater services to our clients."
- AT&T: "Today represents the latest step in a long and mutually beneficial relationship between IBM and AT&T. By expanding our relationship with IBM, more customers will be able to take advantage of AT&T FlexWare that will adapt and grow with customers' business needs."
- See also: AT&T, Amazon Web Services set strategic collaboration deal