AT&T Marks Growth Of Managed Hosting And Application Services With New IDC In Japan
AT&T* is scaling up its hosting capabilities in Japan and Asia Pacific with the opening of a second Internet Data Centre (IDC) in Tokyo to meet growing demand for hosting and its portfolio of services.
The expansion underscores AT&T's commitment to Japan, and is also part of its global strategy to make advanced IT and networking solutions available through its network of strategically located data centres around the world. The new IDC bolsters AT&T's existing ability to offer multinational companies services that enable them to focus on their core activities, increase productivity, improve operational efficiency and lower costs.
The new IDC is located in Shinagawa in central Tokyo to facilitate ease of access from anywhere in the capital. It delivers AT&T's highly secure IT infrastructure services in a world-class facility that features a seismic isolator for earthquake protection, fire detection and suppression, robust physical security and back-up power to protect customers' mission-critical applications. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has awarded the new IDC its AAA safety level the highest ranking in Japan.
As with other AT&T IDCs, the new Tokyo facility is built to provide a high level of reliability and security. The IDC provides:
- Flexibility to accommodate new technologies as they are introduced
- Ability to extend several services to client premises or other data centres
- Personalized, secure access to detailed reports about hosted infrastructure and applications to better align with customers' business planning
- Network-based security services including denial of service prevention, hosted firewall, intrusion detection and anti-virus options.
AT&T provides global connectivity services to global and Japanese multinational customers in Japan. Its portfolio of services includes managed global connectivity, hosting, mobile enterprise applications, cloud computing, application management, security, telepresence and unified communications. AT&T's presence in Japan includes sizeable operations and employees to support the domestic Japanese AT&T Global Network infrastructure, which includes four global network service nodes, remote access infrastructure for corporate clients, and significant international subsea cable capacity.