AT&T Wins Hosting Contract from Air Products
San Antonio, Texas, September 4, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today that Air Products has awarded AT&T with a three year multimillion dollar enterprise hosting contract. Air Products has chosen to migrate its own data center in the south of England to AT&T's IDC (Internet Data Center) in the U.K. to ensure that a secure and robust infrastructure is in place to accommodate further expansion of the business.
Air Products serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and health care markets worldwide and provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and services.
Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will be hosting a number of business applications, including components of the company's global SAP®* landscape, systems to support the European health care business and messaging for the European region.
"The data center hosts a number of our critical business applications, which are used across our operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and AT&T's infrastructure and proven capabilities made it the perfect choice to match our requirements," said Virgil Palmer, director for Global IT Sourcing Management Office at Air Products.
AT&T has provided Air Products with a global Internet Protocol-based VPN (Virtual Private Network) since 2005. This contract follows the successful implementation of a similar project in Singapore, where Air Products migrated to AT&T's facility in Singapore because of physical constraints at its own facilities. In addition to hosting services, AT&T will also provide an International Private Line Circuit to the company's data center in the U.S.
* SAP is a trademark or registered trademark of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world.
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About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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