AT&T is powering Exide’s Digital Transformation, the battery and energy storage company, with AT&T FlexWare. AT&T’s flagship network virtualisation solution, primed for network edge services, is now in place across Exide locations globally including throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
“Our global presence in today’s fast paced technology environment presents the unique challenge of blending reliable legacy platforms with emerging digital solutions. This requires a data transport infrastructure that supports a broad number of traditional and disruptive applications,” said Brian Woodworth, Exide Chief Information Officer. “AT&T is leading the way as a trusted and visionary provider of network edge solutions, so naturally we turned to AT&T to collaborate with us on our digital journey to become the preferred supplier to our customers across the globe.”
As a leading global provider of stored energy solutions, Exide delivers compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide manufactures and recycles batteries for a broad range of industrial and transportation applications including cars, boats, forklifts and uninterrupted power units.
AT&T is delivering a highly secure future-ready network to Exide. This will allow the business to launch virtualised network functions quickly to improve productivity and communication across its sites, helping over 10,000 employees in 80 countries.
“Our technology will give Exide the support it needs to continue operating at high standards and to prepare for new opportunities in a 5G world,” said John Vladimir Slamecka, AT&T Region President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We’re building a platform that is ready for new data hungry apps made possible with the arrival of 5G; such as AR and VR. That’s why we are moving compute resources closer to the network edge, opening the door to new experiences and opportunities.”
Exide is also using managed network security services offered by AT&T Cybersecurity.
AT&T is offering customers like Exide unrivaled visibility and security through people, process and technology, allowing them to better protect their global business.