We're here at the AT&T Developers keynote and CTO John Donovan just revealed that the network is building AT&T Cloud Architect. It's a developer-centric cloud that will help devs build cloud apps. There's a full API coming soon with a flexible pricing structure: you can pay monthly or hourly depending on your needs. It's also joining the OpenStack architecture, which Ma Bell's gonna rely upon to support the platform -- reportedly the first US telecom provider to do so. The company's planning to optimize APIs to the extent that 10 billion API calls will be made before the end of 2012.
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A better cloud for developers

January 09, 2012

We make it our mission to support developers in every way possible ... after all, they're delivering new capabilities for our mobile broadband customers every day.

At our annual AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas today, I outlined our plans to deliver a better cloud for developers.

AT&T Cloud Architect is a developer-centric cloud with cost-efficient access to highly flexible, integrated computing and application development services. While we deliver a differentiated cloud experience to a wide range of enterprise customers, providing them private and virtual private cloud solutions coupled with the security and performance of their MPLS-based corporate VPNs, we also understand that developers' cloud needs differ significantly from those of enterprises. Developers need the reliability and stability of our differentiated cloud too, but first and foremost, developers need flexibility, affordability and speed in turning up new services.

Cloud Architect will provide a powerful set of options and configurations. You'll be able to set up a public and private computing instances or choose to build from the ground up with our bare metal or dedicated server options. Cloud Architect will be available in coming weeks, and our developer-centric service offers will expand throughout the year.

We also announced today that AT&T has become the first U.S. telecom services provider to join the OpenStack initiative, a community of more than 140 technology companies worldwide. We've been participating in OpenStack for more than a year and have already contributed a blueprint for a potential new function within OpenStack, focused on transactional task management.

We're housing our OpenStack capabilities on dedicated infrastructure in three AT&T data centers today, with locations in Dallas, San Diego and Secaucus, New Jersey. We plan to more than double the number of our centers with open-source capabilities in 2012.

Stay tuned for more news on our expanding cloud services. It's going to be a busy year.

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