AT&T Expands Data Center Network

AT&T is expanding its data center network, and will expand its Synaptic Hosting cloud computing service to additional sites as part of a $1 billion investment in infrastructure in 2009, the company said today. AT&T will expand its data center hosting capacity in Atlanta, Annapolis, Md. and the New York/New Jersey metro area in the U.S., as well as in Hong Kong, Tokyo and the United Kingdom globally. AT&T’s data center network spans more than 2.6 million square feet of space in 10 countries.

The telecom giant also said that it would expand its AT&T Synaptic Hosting platform in new “super IDCs” in Singapore and Amsterdam as well as three additional sites within the United States. AT&T also said it was  expanding its managed hosting services onto the client premises, a move that can deepen already ‘sticky” managed hosting relationships.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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