Monday, April 20, 2009

AT&T Unveils "Behind the Firewall" Content Distribution Solution

AT&T introduced a fully managed private content distribution solution simplifying enterprises ability to deliver rich media assets behind the corporate firewall, such as live or on-demand video streaming or large multimedia files for download.

AT&T said its Private Content Distribution Service (AT&T PCDS) removes the complexity of managing the technical requirements necessary to deliver content across a corporate-wide network. Companies will be able to buy a comprehensive solution that includes the procurement of the necessary equipment, installation, monitoring, trouble ticketing, patching, reporting and day to day operational support of the service.

AT&T Private Content Distribution service is part of AT&T's Digital Media Solutions portfolio, a suite of content delivery and digital media solutions to help companies package, deliver and distribute video and rich multimedia Web content across their networks to the three screens that are core to AT&T's multimedia strategy -- the computer, the television and mobile computing devices such as the iPhone and the BlackBerry.

"On the average business day, about one-third of the more than 17 petabytes of traffic traversing AT&T's global backbone network is video content. A mere three years ago, video content traversing the AT&T network produced barely a blip," said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president of strategy and application services, AT&T Business Solutions.