With the requirements defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under its ‘Cloud First’ policy, and a fiscal environment that is driving significant federal spending reductions, agencies have begun to migrate legacy services and systems to cloud-based solutions. By making the operational and application decisions to implement cloud offers, agencies can achieve cost economies, and quickly scale resources as user demand changes due to seasonal activities or the proliferation of technology innovations in mobility devices and applications, web-based services and other IT programs and initiatives. To satisfy end users who expect near instant IT resources, the flexible cloud computing service model is an appealing choice for federal IT managers.
To help architect a highly scalable and cost effective cloud based solution that can be executed swiftly, look no further that AT&T. AT&T cloud offers are network-resident IT services delivered over a highly reliable, intelligent AT&T-managed network from AT&T-operated data centers. AT&T controls the access network to the cloud-based environment and maintains responsibility for the entire cloud-based service package. Having control over the end-to-end infrastructure enables AT&T to optimize resource availability, application performance, security, latency and many other important computing and networking variables.
AT&T Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offers for compute and storage resources, described below, are available on multiple GSA contract vehicles. Contact your AT&T sales representative for further details.
AT&T Synaptic Compute as a ServiceSM
AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service lets you quickly create and use virtual servers for your agency’s needs. This is a terrific option for organizations of all sizes that want to:
- Get more computing capacity quickly without buying hardware
- Avoid procurement delays, equipment obsolescence, staffing costs of setup and maintenance, and fees for space, power and cooling
- Provision new virtual servers fast and put them to use quickly
- Avoid long-term commitments
AT&T Synaptic Storage as a ServiceSM
AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service delivers scalable data storage you can access anywhere.
- AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service supports moderate level security controls under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
For government data, storage is an immense and complicated issue. Information must be protected - yet available - for quick access when needed. AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service offers an easy answer to data retention problems. It’s elastic, reliable and retrievable online. And it’s cost-effective, because you pay only for what you use.
You can connect to AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service no matter where your primary IT infrastructure, applications, or data may be located - whether hosted in your own data center, with AT&T, or with a third party. And you can access your data from nearly any web-enabled device.
AT&T Cloud Services Portal
AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service and AT&T Synaptic Storage-as-a-Service can be managed via a web portal. The portal (synaptic.att.com) allows you to:
• Order and provision your cloud-based services;
• View your bill;
• Scale up or scale down your cloud resources; and
• Choose credit card or invoicing as billing options.
Agencies have access to a “control panel” that allows self- and/or automated provisioning of virtual machines. Authorized end users select features from a menu of available options and resource sizes such as processor, memory, and storage. Federal agency customers/users can control all provisioning aspects of their virtual machines without involvement by AT&T.
AT&T Virtual Desktop Service
With AT&T Virtual Desktop Service, the traditional device-based desktop environment moves into the AT&T cloud. Programs, applications and data reside and run on a remote centralized platform within a state-of-the-art AT&T Internet Data Center. This platform provides your IT staff with a faster, easier way to manage the never-ending influx of endpoint devices, while enhancing the security of your data and applications.
As a cloud-based solution, this service also eases the impact on your data center and equipment budget. Instead of purchasing your own new servers and storage assets to deploy a virtual desktop environment, you access this infrastructure in the AT&T cloud. AT&T manages the network, server and storage infrastructure that supports service delivery.