AT&T Switched Ethernet

Connect locations and support data-heavy applications.
Change bandwidth in real time to meet business demand.
 

Switched Ethernet Enables Business Agility on Demand

Digital transformation has changed the way companies do business. Previous manual processes are now automated, fueled by powerful data analytics to help machines and business owners make quick, informed decisions. But digital transformation relies on an organization’s ability to transfer large files between teams, software, and machines located across multiple locations.

Consider these scenarios:
Relying on traditional Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure—especially without a centralized SD-WAN solution to manage network traffic—or sending hard copies of files through the mail is just not fast enough or secure enough to achieve business agility that digital transformation demands.

This guide will discuss:

  1. What is AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand?
  2. How does switched Ethernet enable business agility?
  3. What type of businesses would benefit from using switched Ethernet
 

What is AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand?

AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand is a self-service, on-demand, intelligent networking solution that connects two or more business locations through a private lane across AT&T’s nationwide broadband network. With speeds up to 100 Gbps, software-defined networking, and a dedicated connection, organizations with large data needs can facilitate the seamless transfer of large files and data between locations. An intuitive web-based dashboard allows companies to scale services and bandwidth immediately with just a few clicks without having to call AT&T support—allowing businesses to adjust capacity and functionality as demand ebbs and flows seasonally, monthly, or even daily.

How does switched Ethernet enable business agility?

AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand gives businesses a flexible, easy way to scale network bandwidth on demand within minutes from an intuitive web-based dashboard. Capacity can be scaled up or throttled down as needs change day to day and between locations—ensuring that employees have access to the mission-critical information they need to make decisions in real-time.

Self-Service on Demand: Traditionally, weeks or months are needed to provision new ports and expand network capacity. With this time lag, business needs are sure to have evolved yet again. These changes are needed real-time to meet business demands. AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand gives organizations the ability to scale network bandwidth without calling a service provider or technician and without having to draft a new contract. This allows users to adjust capacity and functionality in line with spikes in demand at individual locations, set up new locations quickly, and rapidly expand geographically to accommodate growth.

Large File Transfer: Digital transformation efforts are only successful if businesses can quickly and seamlessly transfer large files between locations. With speeds up to 100 Gbps, software-defined networking, and a dedicated connection, organizations with large data needs can facilitate the seamless transfer of large files and data between locations--providing real-time access to the data needed to make informed decisions in real-time.

Remote Access: Business, small to large, is distributed and decentralized. Users are spread across multiple locations and are often on the go—accessing large files from remote devices such as workstations, laptops, or mobile devices. Software (cloud applications and SaaS platforms) and hardware (IoT devices) also talk to one another, requiring highly-reliable, synchronous connections. AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand ensures that the connections between distributed systems are fast, reliable, and secure—ensuring data and application accessibility and business continuity.

What types of businesses would benefit from using switched Ethernet?

AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand gives organizations a lightning-fast, high-security network on demand that they can use to connect two or more business locations.

This is especially critical for organizations that rely on large files such as medical imaging and CAD files; businesses that have remote workforces that need to access large databases such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions; research institutions such as universities; and companies that rely on data-heavy systems such as video conferencing, remote backup, cloud sync, and other Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. This includes, but not limited to, healthcare organizations; manufacturers; Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms; and universities.

The bottom line

  • AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand gives data-reliant organizations a lightning-fast, very flexible, high-security network on demand that they can use to connect two or more business locations.
  • Businesses using switched Ethernet can scale bandwidth on demand within minutes, seamlessly transfer large files, and empower distributed users and machines with the up-to-date information they need to make informed decisions in real-time.
  • Any organization that needs to transfer large files between locations would benefit from AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand—including large healthcare organizations, AEC firms, distributed manufacturers, universities with remote campuses, and businesses that are expanding through branch offices.