Peoria, Illnois – (The Hosting News) – May 8, 2007 – Web host, Internet services and ISP company, AT and T Inc., has
been engaged in a three-year hosting services contract, with CPA consulting firm, Clifton Gunderson LLP.
Under terms of the contract, AT and T will provide additional space for Clifton Gunderson’s servers at one of its Chicago-area Internet Data Centers (IDCs).
AT and T provides hosting services at 36 IDCs around the world, within secure, fortified buildings, designed to house mission-critical data for business customers. Customers at the centers are protected from power failure, physical intrusion and network outages by extensive back-up power and cooling systems, multi-layered security and fire protection.
Clifton Gunderson requires additional hosting capacity to securely house a growing and increasingly important set of business applications and systems and to provide enough capacity to accommodate future communications needs. In addition to expanded hosting services, AT and T also provides Clifton Gunderson with Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, integrating some 42 offices in 14 states and Washington, D.C. The network services, which support Clifton Gunderson’s day-to-day operations, are based on AT and T’s Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) platform. AT and T’s MPLS technology enables Clifton Gunderson to prioritize its applications to ensure that all offices have the necessary bandwidth to access the information they need when they need it.
Jeff Hapeman, Chief Technology Officer for Clifton Gunderson remarked, ”As our network services and applications such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), messaging services and document management capabilities continue to converge, the tight integration of our data center and VPN services provides us with tremendous cost efficiencies and peak performance. AT and T’s solution met all of our requirements for availability, cost containment and high-speed, peak network performance.”
AT and T’s portfolio of hosting services delivers a range of data management capabilities that provide organizations with secure networking solutions. The hosting services ensure continuous availability of data, optimal routing and secure delivery of mission-critical information. AT and T’s suite of services includes security, storage, intelligent content distribution, load balancing, virtual services offerings, data networking integration and other services.
In addition, through the AT and T BusinessDirect Web portal, Clifton Gunderson has around-the-clock access to real-time information about the performance of its network services and a direct connection to electronic billing and ordering systems.
Clifton Gunderson LLP is the 12th largest CPA and consulting firm in the nation. Since 1960, Clifton Gunderson has been providing clients with a variety of services ranging from traditional auditing and accounting services to governmental services, tax and financial planning, technology consulting, business valuation, forensic services and employee benefit services, as well as specialized services for specific business sectors. Clifton Gunderson Financial Services, a subsidiary of Clifton Gunderson LLP, provides clients with financial planning, insurance and employee benefit services. Technology consulting services are provided by Clifton Gunderson Technology Solutions. Clifton Gunderson and its affiliates have offices in 14 states and Washington, DC.
AT and T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT and T brand, AT and T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT and T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 55.8 million wireless customers.
To learn more about Clifton Gunderson LLP, please visit: www.cliftoncpa.com.
For more information on AT and T hosting services, please visit: www.business.att.com/hosting.
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