AT&T Announces First Super Internet Data Centre in Asia
Regional hub in Singapore to deliver AT&T Synaptic HostingSM - next-generation utility computing services for businesses
SINGAPORE, November 19, 2008 — AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced it is opening the first super Internet Data Centre (IDC) in Asia, located in Singapore. The super IDC, an expansion of AT&Ts existing facilities, will act as a regional gateway to the Internet and the AT&T network to deliver AT&T Synaptic HostingSM, its next-generation utility computing services.
The opening of the super IDC in Asia is part of AT&T’s US$1 billion planned global network investment in 2008 to increase global data centre hosting capacity throughout the 38 data centres in AT&T’s global Internet Protocol (IP) network. Other super IDCs are located in Piscataway, New Jersey; San Diego, California; Annapolis, Maryland and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which will form the regional hubs in the US and Europe.
“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,” said 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.”
“In addition, AT&T is going to offer managed application services within the sectors of enterprise resource planning software, eCommerce, WEB services, messaging and unified communications services to enhance our value proposition and managed services proposition for our customers in Asia and globally. Our goal is to allow them to focus on running their businesses while achieving greater flexibility, improved performance and further cost-savings,” Mr. Yee said.
The AT&T IDCs allow AT&T to deliver consistent, highly scalable, enterprise-class Information Technology (IT) services around the globe. In addition to the hosting services available in all other centres, the super IDC supports large-scale computing and application infrastructure on demand that can be combined with other AT&T hosting services, such as managed networking, virtualized security, application acceleration and storage. Companies can deliver end-user applications infrastructure whenever and wherever they are needed on a pay-for-use model. The new services can be accessed from anywhere in the world and combines technology acquired by AT&T from application service provider USinternetworking.
AT&T Synaptic Hosting platformSM is a next-generation utility computing platform delivering a virtual hosting solution with features that allow businesses to scale computing resources up or down as needed, pay only for the capacity they use and manage applications in the AT&T network cloud. The AT&T Synaptic HostingSM service comes with designated account support, backed by a single end-to-end, service-level agreement that is unique within the industry. The utility computing features are an ideal solution for companies with changing business needs and IT demands such as seasonal, temporary, unpredictable, or where end-user IT usage spikes are a given.
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