AT & T Goes for Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing has become a buzzword in the tech industry due to marketing and service offerings from big players like Google, IBM and Amazon. AT & T announced that they are entering into Cloud Computing by offering the service, AT&T Synaptic Hosting.

The service relieves companies of the burden of managing their own data centers by offering them data storage and the ability to manage applications and computing resources.  The client will be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis. Customers will be able to manage their account through AT & T portal and they will get support from AT & T.

Like others, AT & T will employ a virtualized storage and server pool that manages resources in response to demand. The application hosting service will be built on the technology when it bought US Internetworking in 2006 and five of its data centers located in the U.S.

As the cloud computing is very lucrative business, it is also risky from time to time. Last month Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) experienced a long outage that cut off many companies from their data. Amazon had to give them credit for this.

Source: Washington Post

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