drAT&T and Digital Realty Trust have announced they are broadening AT&T’s colocation service offerings by expanding their alliance. The move will enable AT&T to incorporate Digital Realty colocation capacity directly into its solutions and will also span Digital Realty’s global portfolio of data centers, enhancing AT&T’s existing product offerings of network and managed services. This complements AT&T’s existing Colocation Services network of 38 locations in 16 countries.

attThe two companies will work together to deliver colocation services as well as extend AT&T NetBond®, AT&T’s leading cloud connectivity service, to key Digital Realty data centers.  The move will enable AT&T to extend the reach of AT&T NetBond to existing and new cloud service providers. Digital Realty’s data center portfolio is built on a foundation of unrivaled real estate acumen and the company brings this expertise and its ecosystem of network-rich data centers to this alliance.

In 2016, customers will be able to connect to the growing suite of AT&T NetBond cloud service providers from its locations within a Digital Realty data center, bringing more options for cloud connectivity. By utilizing AT&T NetBond for cloud connectivity, customers can improve end-to-end reliability and network security.

“The speed of business growth is outpacing IT. This is driving an insatiable appetite for data center capacity, bandwidth and cloud connectivity,” said René Dufrene, Associate VP, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions. “This alliance with Digital Realty enables us to extend our product offerings enabled by Digital Realty’s data center footprint and provide highly secure, high-performing and reliable connectivity to business workloads wherever they reside.”

“We are looking forward to working together to deepen our relationship with AT&T, already one of our largest customers,” said Bill Bradley, SVP of Partners and Alliances, Digital Realty. “We continue to build out our network-rich ecosystem of datacenter solutions and network of partners to provide openness and choice to our end-users”

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