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Press Release -- January 4th, 2011
Source: AT&T
Tags: Content Delivery

AT&T Noted as a Leader in Cloud and Web Hosting Magic Quadrant by Top Analyst Firm

Dallas, Texas, January 04, 2011

AT&T* today announced its position as a leader in Gartner’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Web Hosting Magic Quadrant.1

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS and Web Hosting is a representation of the marketplace during a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.  This Magic Quadrant assessed the “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” of 20 cloud infrastructure and web hosting providers.

“I’m pleased to see Gartner recognize AT&T as a leader in complex managed hosting, application hosting, and cloud infrastructure services.  We believe our skills in engineering and operations are key contributors to AT&T’s placement in the Leaders quadrant,” said Steve Caniano, Vice President of Hosting and Cloud Services, AT&T Business Solutions.

As cloud computing and web hosting have evolved during the past several years, AT&T has refocused its strategy to develop and expand upon these emerging services.  AT&T believes that Gartner’s evaluation captures AT&T’s success in growing its cloud portfolio, while also highlighting its long track record of leadership in hosting, ranging from complex managed hosting for large-scale deals to many types of self-managed and lightly managed solutions.

“We feel Gartner’s positioning of AT&T as a Leader in this MQ is a market confirmation of AT&T’s investment and commitment to our cloud strategy,” said John Potter, Vice President of As a Service Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions.  “By combining our mobility solutions with our global IP backbone, we have a clear advantage in the cloud and our clients reap the benefits.  And we’re continuing to invest in the technology, customer support, and expertise that we need to provide the best possible experience in on-demand infrastructure – as well as services in the cloud.”

AT&T offers a variety of cloud-based solutions to its business customers, including Web Hosting, storage as a service, compute as a service, Application Management and content delivery.  AT&T’s strategy is to deliver network, computing and application services to any device (fixed or mobile), and to transform the way those services are used by customers – whether they’re tracking inventory, recording patients’ vital signs or participating in multimedia conferences across the globe.

1 Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting,” by Lydia Leong and Ted Chamberlin, December 2010.

*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 Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is 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, news, filings) 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 mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also 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-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV 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 Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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