Telecom Giant AT&T to Jump Start into Corporate Cloud Computing Business Aggressively

To offer the cutting edge technology and fibers in the cloud computing environment to the corporate customers, AT&T has signed agreements with Amazon, Equinix and Microsoft.

AT& – This was announced by AT&T, one of the largest telecom and IT service Provider Company of the world that it is going to jump start into the business of cloud computing with the help of many giant companies already working in this domain of business. The company wants to target the large corporate and big organizations for its cloud computing offerings. The official statement further elaborated that company is planning to pursue its goals in cloud computing domain of business by establishing contracts with large organizations to directly connect through the clouds via dedicated fiber connections of AT&T.

While talking about the future plans of the company, the head of mobile and business solutions division, Mr. Ralph De La Vega, in his official statement said, “Phone switches are in our past. We’re moving to network functions in commodity computer servers. We’re bringing in new players. The next big step for AT&T is to offer direct access to IaaS to corporations using AT&T’s private routes. AT&T has established contracts with Microsoft, Equinix and most recently Amazon in order to allow direct connections into the cloud using AT&T fiber.”

While talking about the importance of the mobile in all domains of business, especially in cloud computing field, Ralph De La Vega maintained, “All of the corporate connectivity is going from desktop computers to smart phones and tablets. We’re looking at an environment where the business mode of operation is changing to ‘mobile first.”

It was further informed in the official statement of the company that a large number of in-house innovations, developments and packaging would be done along with aggressive acquisitions of different startups working in the domain of cloud computing business. The infrastructure enhancement is another important field that is being focused to offer the comprehensive cloud services to its corporate clients, as maintained in the official statement.

Many analysts in the cloud computing and telecom industry believe that the American telecom giant has started a bit late in this futuristic domain of cloud business. Despite its late start, the company has a great potential to compete in this domain of business owing to wide network spread all around the globe and the strong financial position of the company.


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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn