AT&T to Open Internet Data Center in Los Angeles

In response to exploding demand from Los Angeles businesses for high-speed Internet and web hosting services, AT&T Solutions today announced that it will open an Internet data center in Hawthorne, California.

The new facility, AT&T’s largest in the United States to date, will provide managed web hosting services for media and entertainment companies, startups, and dotcoms.

The Hawthorne center is part of AT&T’s Internet data center buildout plan for 2001 that will more than double AT&T’s current web hosting capacity and require construction of eight more centers. AT&T currently has two Internet data centers in New York, two in San Diego, and centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, Phoenix, Orlando, and Middletown, Virginia. International centers include Birmingham, England, and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

“The demand for Internet data center space is sizzling in California, as well as nationwide,” said Rebecca Doi, AT&T sales vice president for Growth Markets in California. “AT&T has more than tripled its available space in the last six months, with demand continuing to grow exponentially. More and more companies realize they have to adapt to the new business models driven by the Internet if they are to survive. The AT&T web hosting services offered through the new Internet data center will help California-based businesses navigate these transitions successfully and economically.”

AT&T’s Internet data center will offer local customers high-speed bandwidth connectivity along with monitoring, system setup, service, and ongoing support. There will also be access to AT&T’s portfolio of managed hosting services, including network management, hardware and operating system management, database management, storage services, streaming media content, intelligent content distribution service, managed security and firewall services, and professional services.

AT&T anticipates the opening of the Los Angeles data center to be toward the end of the first quarter of 2001. Inquiries will be handled through AT&T’s local business representatives.

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