AT&T Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Cloud Computing Offer

Dallas, Texas, April 07, 2011
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AT&T* announced today that it has been granted the Frost & Sullivan 2011 North American Price Performance Value Leadership Award1 for its recently enhanced enterprise cloud solution, AT&T Synaptic Compute as a ServiceSM.  Frost & Sullivan highlighted AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service as an easy-to-use, feature-rich cloud infrastructure as a service offer with integrated security and high quality customer support. 

AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service can allow businesses simple, on-demand access to scalable computing capacity on a pay-per-use pricing basis, with a choice of network options including internet as well as its AT&T Virtual Private Network service.

“As the cloud infrastructure space matures, AT&T has helped redefine the integral concept of ‘pay per use’ in a way that uniquely meets customer needs for on-demand computing,” wrote Lynda Stadtmueller from Stratecast Partners, a division of Frost & Sullivan.  She also noted how recent enhancements to AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service pricing fully embrace the cloud standard of “allowing users to pay for precisely the amount of resources they need.”

To choose a winner of the Price Performance Value Leadership Award for Cloud Infrastructure Services, Frost & Sullivan evaluated a number of criteria, from price competitiveness, features, and ease of use, to service support and product flexibility to clients’ needs.  AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service led the way across the board.

Frost & Sullivan commended AT&T for the rich security and support features offered as a standard part of the AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service solution.  AT&T’s integrated firewall protection and email- and web-based support help differentiate it from other cloud infrastructure providers.

Last month, AT&T announced additional enhancements to the cloud solution, including integration with AT&T’s VPN Service to enable virtual private clouds.  In recognizing AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service with the Price Performance Value Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan cited AT&T’s ability to combine its cloud and VPN capabilities as a key customer benefit.  AT&T also now offers an expanded number of operating system templates, improvements to firewall policies to meet special security requirements, and new self-service and self-provisioning capabilities.

These 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 provides customers with the opportunity for greater cost savings.

To explore AT&T’s award-winning Synaptic services, visit https://www.synaptic.att.com/clouduser/synaptic_welcome.htm.

1 Frost & Sullivan: Best Practices Research. Price Performance Value Leadership, Cloud Infrastructure Services, North America, 2011.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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