Monday, September 26, 2005

AT&T Expands Internet Data Centers and Services

AT&T is opening two additional Internet Data Centers (IDCs) in San Jose, California and Shanghai, China, and augmenting its existing presence in the New York City center by 27% . With this added capacity, AT&T will be able to provide managed hosting services from 28 IDCs worldwide -- 14 within the U.S.; 14 outside of the U.S.

The new and expanded IDC's in the U.S. will offer the full breadth of AT&T's application performance management capabilities, for example, CRM or ERP management. The Shanghai IDC will offer the full suite of application performance management capabilities in early 2006.

In addition to the IDC expansion, AT&T introduced three enhancements to its Managed Hosting portfolio:

  • AT&T Server and Operating System Support (SOSS) Service, which provides a collaborative solution for customers who want to retain control over their applications. The service tracks changes made to the customer's environment (including restoring previous configurations), provides global support for hardware "break/fix;" keeps security patches up to date; and provides support for troubleshooting operating systems-related applications problems.

  • AT&T's new server virtualization capability, which lets customers run multiple applications and multiple operating systems on a single server.

  • AT&T's Managed Utility Computing Pay-Per-Use offer, which lets customers pay for hosting resources as they need them. This service, which uses Sun Microsystems' hardware, is especially attractive to customers whose businesses experience seasonal demands.
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