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Press Release -- March 13th, 2012
Source: AT&T

Analyst Firm Recognizes AT&T as an Industry Leader for Enterprise-Class Cloud Services

Industry Recognition Underscores AT&T’s Vision and Execution in Enterprise Cloud Services

Dallas, Texas, March 13, 2012

Prominent analyst firm Gartner Inc. has named AT&T* a Leader in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.1

“We feel this recognition is further verification that our strategy of embedding cloud solutions into our network is translating into more reliable, innovative solutions for our business customers,” said Steve Caniano, Vice President, Hosting, Application & Cloud Services, AT&T Business Solutions.

The Magic Quadrant evaluated 17 different global enterprise service providers on their ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision’ in managed hosting, which combines data center facilities with managed network, storage and computing services and includes cloud services.  Companies named in the “Leaders” quadrant “have proved they have staying power in this market, can frequently innovate on their existing products and can be relied on for enterprise-class needs. They have proved their technical competence and ability to deliver services to a wide range of customers. They address multiple use cases with stand-alone or integrated solutions,” according to Gartner.

“As we continue to evolve our cloud services for businesses, Gartner’s recognition of our strengths in managed hosting, cloud, and support services underscores our commitment to delivering industry-leading enterprise-class solutions,” said Caniano.

This latest announcement follows AT&T’s recent launch of new solutions and updates to its roster of cloud services, designed meet the needs of a wide variety of users – from large and medium enterprises to developers and internet-centric businesses – including:

AT&T’s portfolio of cloud services also includes AT&T Synaptic Storage as a ServiceSM, and AT&T Synaptic HostingSM and a full array of dedicated and virtualized hosting and applications solutions.

1Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, 2012, Ted Chamberlin, Lydia Leong, March 5, 2012.

*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 AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. 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, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, 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.

About the Magic Quadrant

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