Vienna, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – May 29, 2008 – Web hosting provider, Internet services and ISP company, AT and T Inc.’s government solutions division, has
garnered a $292 million contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Serving as the secondary network service provider in the Eastern and Western regions for OneNet, an advanced, next-generation network, AT and T Government Solutions will utilize its 4,000 employees to support the federal government. OneNet will consolidate seven legacy Wide Area Networks (WANs) into one secure Internet Protocol (IP) network infrastructure that will facilitate the future convergence of IP and wireless while driving data sharing across all components of DHS.
The award was made via the General Services Administration Networx Universal contract, a 10-year $20 billion contract vehicle that allows AT and T Government Solutions and others to provide a full range of telecommunications and related network services to the federal government.
Don Herring, Senior Vice President, AT and T Government Solutions noted, ”The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with the critical mission of leading the unified national effort to protect our country from a wide variety of constantly changing threats. AT and T looks forward to serving DHS as a trusted long-term transformational provider for OneNet.”
AT and T currently provides a wide array of voice and data services to DHS agencies, such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration and others.
Recently, AT and T was listed by industry analyst firm, Gartner Inc., in its 2008 Leaders Quadrant for Web Hosting Services. Gartner’s ”Magic Quadrant for North American Web Hosting, 2008,” authored by L. Leong, T. Chamberlin, includes .AT and T Inc.’s Hosting and Application Services. This new positioning for AT and T comes on the heels of a Gartner ”Magic Quadrant Report for U.S. Network Service Providers, 2008,” which also placed AT and T in the Leaders Quadrant.
AT and T’s leadership in hosting services is being driven by an ongoing strategy to extend its global network reach and capacity, globalize its portfolio of business services and embed the latest utility-computing and other managed hosting technologies so that companies can deliver real-time applications to their employees, customers, suppliers and partners. A portion of AT and T’s recently announced $1 billion investment in its global network will be used to increase its data center hosting capacity by 180,000 square feet through mid-2009. Expansion targets in 2008 will include Singapore, Amsterdam, Boston and Dallas.
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the ”Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
AT and 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 and T Labs and industry-leading partners. With headquarters in Vienna, Va., AT and T Government Solutions is best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services. AT and T Government Solutions is a proven solutions integrator, with expertise in areas such as education and training, enterprise resource planning and management, information assurance, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, network transformation and management and program management.
AT and T Hosting and Application Services provides a variety of hosted infrastructure, managed services and managed applications capabilities that support the IT operations of customers ranging from small and midsize businesses up to the largest global corporations. Customer applications enabled by AT and T include corporate Web sites, e-commerce, digital content delivery, multiplayer online gaming, collaborative intranets and extranets, data backup and recovery, and enterprise resource planning (ERP), among other services.
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.
For more information on AT and T hosting services, please visit: www.business.att.com/hosting.