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AT&T Unveils Network-Based 'On Demand' Computing for Companies of All Sizes

DALLAS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T today announced AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service(SM), its latest innovative global cloud-based service, designed to give companies of all sizes simple on-demand access to scalable computing capacity.

Using technology from VMware and Sun Microsystems, AT&T's Synaptic Compute as a Service provides companies with a self-service approach for using IT solutions that are reliably delivered by AT&T over its highly-secure world-class network cloud.

Customers can use the service to quickly address demands for variable computing processing power and expand capacity to scale with their business requirements. In turn, AT&T delivers computing processing capacity that can scale to meet a business's immediate demand, along with management of the network, server, hardware and storage.

"As companies increasingly move to cloud-based environments, AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service provides a much-needed choice for IT executives who worry about over-building or under-investing in the capacity needed to handle their users' traffic demands," said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president of Strategy and Application Services, AT&T Business Solutions.

"AT&T is enabling customers to extend their internal IT environments to the cloud by using their unique strengths in global network capabilities to offer cloud services that are compatible with customers' private VMware environments," said Paul Maritz, president and chief executive officer, VMware. "We are excited to contribute our technology to enable this and to work with AT&T in our VMware vCloud(TM) initiative that is focused on integrating and connecting private and public clouds, using the VMware vSphere(TM) virtualization platform and the VMware vCloud API."

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