AT&T has announced Network Functions on Demand, a service that enables businesses to use a single x86-based appliance to deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) at locations in 76 different countries. Customers can choose from capabilities including Juniper Networks virtual routing, Cisco virtual router, Fortinet virtual security, and Riverbed virtual WAN optimization.
In Asia-Pacific, the service is available in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. In America, the service is available across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.
In EMEA, the service is available across countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Commenting on Network Functions on Demand, Ralph de la Vega, Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and International, said, “We’ve broken through traditional, cost-prohibitive barriers. Our software platform delivers a simple, flexible and efficient experience for any business, virtually anywhere and anytime they need it.”
“It speeds ordering, simplifies network operations and helps improve total cost of ownership. This provides customers with a foundation to create flexible services that can grow as their needs change,” he added.
The service uses the SDN-powered AT&T Network on Demand platform. This is the third service the operator has introduced for the platform. AT&T said that since its launch in 2015, more than 1,200 businesses have signed up for AT&T Network on Demand services.