Cloud solutions from AT&T help American municipality reduce costs

By Telecom Lead Team: The City of Sterling Heights, Mich, a municipality, has
utilized cloud solutions from mobile major AT&T to allow them to store data
in the Cloud, and make it available virtually anytime, almost anywhere through
an easy to use online interface.


AT&T Synaptic Storage as a
Service(SM) provides highly secure online virtual data storage, allowing the
city to reduce the costs to house, manage and maintain on-site servers.


Recent internet bandwidth upgrades
within Sterling Heights made the transfer of data to the Cloud possible and
with the potential cost savings the city opted to take advantage of this
emerging technology.


Keeping our data safe and secure is
a priority for the City of Sterling Heights. But storing our data on-site and
managing day-to-day computing expenses can be challenging. AT&T Synaptic
Storage as a Service is helping us to better manage and reduce risk, helps us
be more adaptable and ultimately saves us money,” said Steven Deon, the city’s
IT manager.


In addition to Cloud storage,
AT&T is providing the city with AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service,
which allows the city to very quickly test and deploy new computer applications
to bring new services, such as online payments and geographic information
system (GIS) data, to city residents.


AT&T Synaptic Storage as a
Service is an on-demand data storage solution that easily scales up and down to
any size and allows users to pay only for the storage they use. It provides
customers with control over the storage, distribution and retrieval of their
data on the go, using any Web-enabled device.(1)  More information is
available at Storage on Demand.


AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service provides organizations of all sizes on-demand
access to scalable computing capacity with a networking option to access data
via AT&T’s highly-secure world-class network cloud. AT&T Synaptic
Compute as a Service involves no upfront fees, no term commitment and no
termination fees.


AT&T announced
that their customers can build a cloud-based app without writing a single line
of code and make it accessible from any device, all at the click of a mouse. AT&T Platform as a Service (PaaS) enables any
business professional to build, develop and deploy cloud-based business apps
without the need for complex coding expertise, while also providing a robust
platform for true developers.


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