LONDON -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced the expansion of its data centres in Europe, highlighted by the addition of over one-third more space to its London facility. The company also added to its centre in Amsterdam.
This expansion is part of a worldwide initiative by AT&T to expand its hosting operations which will see the extension of three other centres around the world and the addition of two new AT&T facilities in New Jersey, U.S. and Toronto, Canada. This investment will help meet the growing global demand for application services, fully managed hosting, advanced monitoring, hosted storage, colocation and other services.
Part of the companys year-long expansion of its global data center footprint and $750 million investment in its international infrastructure announced earlier in the year, these expansions and additions will bring the total number of AT&T global Internet data centres to 38 and will broaden its total global footprint of hosting space to exceed 2.1 million square feet.
Globally, AT&T has added to its data centre in Singapore, Mesa, Ariz., Irvine, Calif., and Ashburn, Va. The Piscataway, N.J. data centre, which officially opened this month, became the third AT&T data centre serving customers in the metropolitan New York City market, joining centres in Manhattan and Secaucus, N.J. AT&T also announced it will offer hosting services at its new Toronto facility by the end of 2007.
AT&T data centres use the power of the AT&T global network to offer a rich portfolio of hosting solutions with unparalleled network performance and features. Among them are greater agility when making real-time changes to IT environments, more control to extend applications to the customers premise or to other data centres, and security capabilities such as denial of service prevention, hosted firewall, intrusion detection and anti-virus options all based in the network.