IBM, AT&T ink multi-year alliance


IBM and AT&T have inked a multi-year alliance. Under the agreement, IBM will help AT&T to modernize the company’s Business Solutions’ internal software applications, and enable migrations to the IBM Cloud. AT&T Business will utilize Red Hat’s open source platform to manage workloads and applications. In addition, IBM will provide infrastructure to support AT&T Business’s applications.

Additionally, IBM will make AT&T Business its primary provider of software defined networking (SDN). This builds on the existing relationship where AT&T Business is IBM’s strategic global networking provider.

IBM will be the primary developer and cloud provider for AT&T Business’s operational applications and will help manage the AT&T Communications IT infrastructure, on and off-premises and across different clouds –private and public, said the companies in a statement.

The two companies will also collaborate on edge computing platforms.

The agreement between IBM and AT&T was signed in IBM’s Q2, 2019.

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