Global telecoms provider AT&T today launched an on-demand storage offering designed to provide enterprises with a highly scalable, pay-per-use service that will benefit firms looking for flexible storage options.
AT &T Synaptic Storage as a Service, which is based on EMC technology, allows enterprise customers to store, distribute and retrieve data by accessing the firm's network cloud via any web-enabled device, according to AT&T.
The service requires no upfront capital investment, and automatically scales storage capacity up or down as needed. Customers pay only for the amount they use, and the service could be of particular use to companies with fluctuating storage requirements, said AT&T.
"The demand for data storage continues to grow at a staggering rate, driven by the need for 24x7 access to business critical data," said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president of strategy and application services at AT&T Business Solutions.
"AT&T Synaptic Storage helps enterprises get a handle on these increasingly complex storage environments, while controlling costs and improving service levels."
The service also features EMC's Atmos policy-based information management technology to provide users with the opportunity to store, distribute and retrieve data through the internet, or directly from the AT&T network cloud via a virtual private network for enhanced security.
AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service is being rolled out to customers on a controlled basis this month, with plans to make the service generally available in the third quarter, said AT&T.
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