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AT&T to Open its First Super Internet Data Center (IDC) in Asia


November 20, 2008

AT&T is opening the first super Internet Data Center (IDC) in Singapore. The super IDC is an expansion of AT&T’s facilities and will be a regional gateway to the Internet and the AT&T network for delivering AT&T Synaptic Hosting in next generation utility computing services.

 
The new super IDC is a part of the company’s global network investment plan for this year. This is expected to increase global data center hosting capacity encompassing all the 38 data centers in the AT&T’s global Internet Protocol (IP) network.
 
AT&T’s other super IDCs in the US and Europe include those in Piscataway, New Jersey, San Diego, California, Annapolis, Maryland and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, all of which form regional hubs.
 
“AT&T continues to invest in growing its business to support customers and to meet the demands of multinational corporations for next-generation services and solutions,” stated Bernard Yee, vice president, AT&T Asia Pacific.
 
“To help customers in this challenging economic environment, the first super IDC in Asia, combined with our Synaptic Hosting platform, will offer them much greater flexibility to scale their information technology resources up or down to meet their business requirements. The super IDC will enable us to offer information technology and infrastructure service as turn-key managed infrastructure solutions on demand,” clarified Yee.
 
AT&T will also be offering managed application services to be included among the sectors of enterprise resource planning software, eCommerce, WEB services, messaging and unified communications services. This will further enhance the company’s value proposition and managed services proposition for AT&T customers in Asia and globally.
 
AT&T is striving to allow its customers to focus on their core business requirements besides enhancing their businesses cost effectively with greater flexibility and better performance, said Yee.
 
The IDCs help AT&T to deliver scalable, enterprise class Information technology (IT) services world wide. IDCs offer hosting services to customers. Besides this, super IDCs will also support large-scale computing and application infrastructure on demand.
 
This can be combined with other hosting services of AT&T including managed networking, virtualized security application acceleration and storage. Companies will be able to deliver end-user applications infrastructure from any where at any time on a pay-for-use model. The new service includes technology acquired by AT&T from application service provider US internetworking and is accessible from any where on the globe.
 
AT&T Synaptic Hosting platform is a next-generation utility computing platform which delivers virtual hosting solutions. This allows businesses to scale computing resources up or down as required, pay only for used capacity and manage applications in the AT&T network cloud.
 
The AT&T Synaptic Hosting service includes account support along with single end-to-end service level agreement which is unique in the industry. The utility computing solutions help those companies with changing business needs and IT demands. Changes arise due to seasonal and temporary variations and where end-user IT usage is unpredictable, said the company.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek




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