Cloud is fast becoming one of Microsoft’s main businesses. The Windows Azure division joined the billion dollar annual revenue club a few months back, and the cloud service continues its impressive ascent to the top.

And now Redmond has announced that it is teaming up with AT&T to offer enterprise customers a service that combines new cloud integration technology developed by the telecom giant with Microsoft’s very own Windows Azure.

The company detailed this new joint venture in a press release.

This new collaboration with AT&T will allow enterprise and business users the ability to connect their applications and services from their own private cloud service to Azure via a virtual private network.

AT&T will utilize its NetBond technology to combine computing and networking features in order to automate a number of tasks. Here are some additional technical details on this:

“It allows the network and compute resources to flex in tandem to support the fluctuating demands on systems that enterprise cloud users often experience throughout the year. AT&T customers are already able to take advantage of the technology with AT&T’s own cloud offers.

The new cloud solution takes advantage of the Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology underpinning AT&T’s virtual private network solution.”

Microsoft plans to launch this service in the first half of 2014, though financial details of this new venture have been kept under wraps for now.

Related Posts

Brace for impact! It looks like Microsoft may have had enough of the Edge adventure, as a...

Looks like Microsoft is aiming big! The company is said to be working on Windows Lite, an...

Say goodbye to the old classic Microsoft Office icons, which sported a big bold letter with...