AT&T Positioned by Analyst Firm as a Leader in Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services

Dallas, Texas, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, July 6, 2009

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AT&T* today announced that it was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner’s 2009 Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services (On Demand) Report¹.

In the Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services (On Demand) Report, Gartner evaluated AT&T's ability to execute and completeness of vision.

With 38 global Internet data centers (IDCs) in 10 countries, AT&T is the industry's largest network-based provider of managed hosting and infrastructure services. In August 2008, AT&T announced AT&T Synaptic Hosting, its next generation, utility-based platform that creates a virtual IT infrastructure where business customers can receive computing processing, services and support instantaneously and at scale.

AT&T also recently announced AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, its first pure on-demand cloud computing offer which provides enterprise-class storage service that lets customers use the AT&T network cloud to store, distribute and retrieve data as needed to meet their business requirements. The service automatically scales storage capacity up or down as needed, and users pay only for the amount they use.

"In my opinion, AT&T’s position in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner is a clear validation of AT&T’s broad vision for cloud computing, as well as the ability to serve our customers worldwide with advanced managed services offerings and Internet data center services,” said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president, Strategy and Application Services, AT&T Business Solutions.

AT&T Hosting and Application Services provides a variety of hosted infrastructure, managed services and managed applications capabilities that support the IT operations of customers ranging from small and midsize businesses up to the largest global corporations. Customer applications enabled by AT&T include corporate Web sites, e-commerce, digital content delivery, multiplayer online gaming, collaborative intranets and extranets, data backup and recovery, enterprise resource planning and more.

For more information on AT&T Web hosting and cloud computing services, go to www.att.com/hosting and www.att.com/synaptic.

¹Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Hosted Cloud System Infrastructure Services (On Demand) by L. Leong, T. Chamberlin, 7/2/09

*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.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T │DIRECTVSM brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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