Sunday, February 12, 2012

AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service Delivers VMware Power

AT&T introduced its "Synaptic Compute as a Service", enabling enterprises running VMware to extend their private clouds across and into AT&T's network-based cloud using AT&T's VPN.

AT&T said the benefits of this "virtual private cloud" include the flexibility of using private and public cloud systems interchangeably and strategically.

Specifically, AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service allows users to rapidly provision and scale compute resources and flexibly shift workloads between their private clouds and AT&T's network-based cloud. It also supports bursting, data center extensions, disaster recovery, and mobile application development and deployment. ST&T has achieved certification according to VMware's rigorous standards for its vCloud Datacenter Service program which was created to ensure globally consistent enterprise-class cloud computing infrastructure services. It is available immediately in the U.S. with global availability expected by year-end 2012.

AT&T Synaptic Compute involves no upfront fees, no term commitment and no termination fees. You pay on a per-hour basis per virtual machine and charges are accumulated and assessed at the end of each month.

In addition, AT&T said its new service allows for virtual machine cloning, logical separation via virtual LAN, the ability to allocate up to 1TB of storage per virtual machine, and a 99.9% service level agreement (SLA) for portal availability.