The company also said it continues to work with IBM, VMware and others to enhance its cloud offers.
Specifically, AT&T announced:
- Enhanced Computing Offer: AT&T’s world class network
- Enhanced Storage Offer:
- Cloud-based Mobile App:
- Increased Third-Party Activity:
- Security Alliance Participation:
Today’s announcement underscores AT&T’s strategy of assembling capabilities that allow businesses to transform the way they operate and reduce capital expenditures. Using the AT&T global network and cloud solutions, businesses can use on-demand computing and storage services from AT&T in a highly secure and reliable manner on a use what you need, pay as you go basis.
Enhancements to AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service(SM) Solution
The enhancements to AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service allow customers to more easily integrate their cloud computing environment and their AT&T VPN, with simplified purchasing, configuration, and management. A new highly flexible model for configuration and pricing of virtual servers allows customers the opportunity for greater cost savings.
Enhancements to AT&T’s Synaptic Storage as a Service(SM) Solution
New enhancements to AT&T’s Synaptic Storage as a Service include long term data retention options to help meet corporate governance or compliance requirements and new data management and compression capabilities.
Mobile Cloud Application
The service will provide business customers the benefits of scalable storage and the ability to access and share data whenever they need to.
Driving the Cloud Industry Forward
AT&T said it has invited third-party developers and vendors to assemble capabilities that can help business customers more easily, flexibly and more efficiently transport data to/from AT&T-based cloud solutions. These third-parties have developed software or appliances that extend the value of AT&T’s Synaptic Storage as a Service capabilities, enabling features such as caching, encryption, and data de-duplication.
Among the companies participating in AT&T’s program are: Cirtas, CommVault, Dolphin, EMC, Gladinet, Metalogix, Nasuni, Riverbed Technology, Seven10, StorSimple, TwinStrata and other vendors who are developing applications and services that can add more value to AT&T cloud solutions. AT&T plans to jointly sell and market bundled solutions with third parties in select instances.
Securing the Cloud
AT&T announced its participation in a working group with the Cloud Security Alliance to develop industry-wide definitions and categories of service for cloud-based Security-as-a-Service offers. The Cloud Security Alliance is a non-profit organization composed of technology industry vendors, customers, developers and consultants that promotes the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and provides education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.
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