AT&T Marks Growth Of Managed Hosting And Application Services With New IDC In Japan

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:00am EST

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New Internet Data Centre to Support Multinational Companies Looking for
International Expansion

TOKYO,  Jan. 30, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is scaling up its  hosting
capabilities  in  Japan  and  Asia Pacific  with the opening of a second
Internet Data Centre (IDC) in  Tokyo  to meet growing demand for hosting and its
 portfolio of services.  

The expansion underscores AT&T's commitment to  Japan, and is also part of its
global strategy to make advanced IT and  networking solutions  available through
its network of strategically located data centres around the world. The new IDC
bolsters AT&T's existing ability to offer multinational companies services that
enable them to focus on their core activities, increase productivity, improve
operational efficiency and lower costs.

The new IDC is located in Shinagawa in central  Tokyo  to facilitate ease of
access from anywhere in the capital. It delivers AT&T's highly secure IT
infrastructure services in a world-class facility that features a seismic
isolator for earthquake protection, fire detection and suppression, robust
physical security and back-up power to protect customers' mission-critical
applications. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has awarded the new IDC its AAA
safety level - the highest ranking in  Japan.  

As with other AT&T IDCs, the new  Tokyo  facility is built to provide a high
level of reliability and security. The IDC provides:

* Flexibility to accommodate new technologies as they are introduced  
* Ability to extend several services to client premises or other data centres  
* Personalized, secure access to detailed reports about hosted infrastructure
and applications to better align with customers' business planning  
* Network-based security services  including  denial of service prevention, 
hosted firewall,  intrusion detection  and anti-virus options.

AT&T provides global connectivity services to global and Japanese multinational
customers in  Japan. Its portfolio of services includes managed  global
connectivity, hosting,  mobile enterprise applications,  cloud computing, 
application management, security,  telepresence  and  unified communications.
AT&T's presence in  Japan  includes sizeable operations and employees to support
the domestic Japanese AT&T Global Network infrastructure, which includes four
global network service nodes,  remote access  infrastructure for corporate
clients, and significant international subsea cable capacity.  


"With demand for managed hosting and cloud services growing globally, we are
investing to provide enterprise-class infrastructure capabilities and advanced
network based services to our customers," said  Steve Caniano, Vice President,
Hosting, Managed Applications and  Cloud Services,  AT&T Business  Solutions. 
"With the opening of this state-of-the-art IDC, we are building on existing
demand for managed hosting services in  Japan  and  Asia Pacific, while looking
ahead to the growth of cloud services."

"This expansion reflects AT&T's commitment to  Japan  and to hosting services
for our multinational customers in  Japan," said  Manabu Oka, President, AT&T
Japan. "As Japanese companies internationalize, they need fast and accurate
global access to data. Our customers will be able to experience the benefits of
our expanded capacity and gain further advantage from our network and global

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carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It
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of the most advanced in the world.  

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