AT&T Government Solutions Receives Authority to Operate for Cloud Storage Service

AT&T to Offer On-Demand Storage as a Service to Federal Agencies

Oakton, Virginia, October 25, 2012

AT&T Government Solutions* has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) for AT&T Synaptic Storage as a ServiceSM from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

The ATO allows AT&T to offer cloud storage services to federal agencies through the GSA Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (GS00Q11AEA0002).

AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service allows federal agencies to securely store, distribute, and retrieve data on-demand. Similar to enterprise customers, federal agencies will be able to scale and specify their storage needs through a Web-based customer portal.

“With its ‘Cloud First’ policy, the Obama administration signaled its strong support for the cloud and the powerful benefits this platform provides federal agencies,” said Thomas Harvey, Senior Vice President, AT&T Government Solutions. “We believe AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service and AT&T’s ‘on-network cloud’ approach will provide agencies a secure, cost-effective way to innovate and reduce capital expenses as they move data and applications to the cloud, delivering efficient government services to citizens.”

Security remains a principal factor as agencies look to cloud solutions. AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service supports moderate level security controls under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

The solution will be available to provide cloud services to federal agencies at AT&T Internet Data Centers (IDCs) in the continental United States.