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Introduction

AT&T has added its Network on Demand service in six Equinix US data centers. Operators have strong incentives to build up their portfolios at the intersection of WAN and data center/cloud services.

Highlights

  • Equinix has been successful building its position as a network interconnection and IP gateway provider. AT&T is giving its enterprise customers more options to reach some of its US facilities.
  • AT&T could already offer Network on Demand in Equinix data centers from its PoPs. Placing the platform inside the Equinix data center expands enterprises' service options.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses AT&T's motivations for adding Network on Demand inside US Equinix facilities for WAN/data center interconnection.
  • Evaluates what AT&T still needs to do to fill gaps in its WAN/data center interconnection services options.

Key questions answered

  • Why has AT&T deployed Network on Demand inside Equinix data centers?
  • What other service providers have dynamic bandwidth offers in data center or cloud services?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Equinix strengthens its position as a major marketplace
  • AT&T's incentive to add Network on Demand at the data center
  • AT&T still needs Flexware NFV at the data center edge

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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