PRESS RELEASE — DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T and Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) are broadening AT&T’s colocation service offerings by expanding their alliance, enabling AT&T to incorporate Digital Realty colocation capacity into its solutions. The alliance will span Digital Realty’s global portfolio of data centers, enhancing AT&T’s existing product offerings of network and managed services. This complements AT&T’s existing Colocation Services network of 38 locations in 16 countries.
AT&T and Digital Realty will work together to deliver colocation services. The two companies will also extend AT&T NetBond, AT&T’s leading cloud connectivity service, to key Digital Realty data centers. This will allow AT&T to extend the reach of AT&T NetBond to existing and new cloud service providers. The deal adds Digital Realty to the robust AT&T NetBond ecosystem. Digital Realty’s data center portfolio is built on a foundation of unrivaled real estate acumen and the company brings this expertise and its ecosystem of network-rich data centers to this alliance.
During 2016, customers will be able to connect to the growing suite of AT&T NetBond cloud service providers from its locations within a Digital Realty data center, bringing more options for cloud connectivity. By utilizing AT&T NetBond for cloud connectivity, customers can improve end-to-end reliability and network security.
“The speed of business growth is outpacing IT. This is driving an insatiable appetite for data center capacity, bandwidth and cloud connectivity,” says René Dufrene, Associate Vice President, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions. “This alliance with Digital Realty enables us to extend our product offerings enabled by Digital Realty’s data center footprint and provide highly secure, high-performing and reliable connectivity to business workloads wherever they reside.”
“We have enjoyed tremendous success in working together and today’s alliance announcement highlights the opportunity for both AT&T and Digital Realty to help end-users deploy their IT workloads in our data centers via the colocation program and to provide greater performance, security and control via AT&T NetBond,” said Bill Bradley, Senior Vice President of Partners and Alliances at Digital Realty. “We are looking forward to working together to deepen our relationship with AT&T, already one of our largest customers, as we continue to build out …
… our network-rich ecosystem of data center solutions and network of partners to provide openness and choice to our end-users.”
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About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. https://www.digitalrealty.com/
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network has the nation’s strongest 4G LTE signal and most reliable 4G LTE. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.