How the AT&T colocation ecosystem helps customers meet challenges

Colocation services help customers concentrate on what they do best

by AT&T Business Editorial Team

More and more customers are telling us about their challenges in maintaining and managing the space to house their business-critical technology (servers, firewalls, etc.).

We see that when their core business falls outside of IT, they can struggle with maintaining the cooling, space, and power requirements for the technology crucial to keeping your business running 24/7. Businesses must account for equipment, providers, security and the cloud.

The growth of data center colocation services is in direct response to helping customers meet this challenge: housing their critical business equipment in a robust, flexible space with access to connectivity solutions that can meet internal and external customer needs.

Expanding the colocation ecosystem

AT&T enables colocation services via the world’s leading providers (CoreSite, Digital Realty Trust, Equinix, QTS, and vXchnge) in 350+ locations.

In a recent announcement, AT&T entered into an agreement to transfer 31 AT&T data center colocation operations and assets to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. As one of the world’s largest investors, owners, and operators of infrastructure assets, Brookfield brings the same high level of service that customers expect from AT&T.

Cloud consideration

The choices around how to select the right data center for colocation services can appear daunting. When we talk to customers about their data center needs, their cloud needs come up as part of the same conversation.

We understand that connections to cloud services and other business partners can be critical to where your business needs are today, or where you expect them to grow. There's a wide range of flexible, high-capacity, highly secure connection platforms from your data center space to the cloud service providers you rely on most. AT&T has the services and expertise to help you make a confident decision.

On-demand connectivity and bandwidth

Connecting your business to ensure your data gets where it needs to go is one of the things we do best. We can help your business locations connect to these hundreds of data centers around the world.

AT&T has high-speed fiber connections to many of our colocation ecosystem providers and carrier hotels around the globe. Many of these facilities offer on-demand connectivity, so you only subscribe to the bandwidth you need when you need it.

Focus on what you do best

Regardless if your business is moving data and applications into a colocation data center for the first time or expanding existing data center footprint to meet your IT demands, we can make it an easier journey for you. AT&T Consulting provides discovery, design, and migration services to help you execute planned transitions to keep your business running smoothly.

We’re here to help you with these things and more—so your business can focus on what you do best.

Visit our colocation services page to learn more about how we can help your business.