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AT&T Government Solutions Receives Authority to Operate for Cloud Storage Service


AT&T to Offer On-Demand Storage as a Service to Federal Agencies

OAKTON, Va., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Government Solutions* has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) for AT&T Synaptic Storage as a ServiceSM from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

The ATO allows AT&T to offer cloud storage services to federal agencies through the GSA Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (GS00Q11AEA0002).

AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service allows federal agencies to securely store, distribute, and retrieve data on-demand. Similar to enterprise customers, federal agencies will be able to scale and specify their storage needs through a Web-based customer portal.

"With its 'Cloud First' policy, the Obama administration signaled its strong support for the cloud and the powerful benefits this platform provides federal agencies," said Thomas Harvey, Senior Vice President, AT&T Government Solutions. "We believe AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service and AT&T's 'on-network cloud' approach will provide agencies a secure, cost-effective way to innovate and reduce capital expenses as they move data and applications to the cloud, delivering efficient government services to citizens."

Security remains a principal factor as agencies look to cloud solutions. AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service supports moderate level security controls under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

The solution will be available to provide cloud services to federal agencies at AT&T Internet Data Centers (IDCs) in the continental United States.

*AT&T Government Solutions is a business unit within AT&T Corp., an affiliate of AT&T Inc. 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 Government Solutions
AT&T Government Solutions is a long-standing, trusted source of network-enabled solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and IT and software engineering expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and industry-leading partners. With headquarters in Oakton, Va., AT&T Government Solutions is best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services. AT&T Government Solutions is a proven solutions integrator, with expertise in areas such as Cyber Security, Network Solutions, Application Solutions and Mission Support.

About AT&T
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