IBM has acquired AT&T’s managed hosting services unit. IBM and AT&T stated that it means they are expanding their long-term strategic relationship to bring businesses a full suite of advanced networking, application and hosting services. IBM will align these managed service capabilities with the IBM Cloud portfolio.
IBM will also acquire equipment and access to floor space in AT&T data centers currently supporting the applications and managed hosting operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
After close, IBM will deliver the managed applications and managed hosting services AT&T provides today. AT&T will continue to provide networking services including security, cloud networking and mobility that it provides today. And the two companies will work closely to innovate and deliver a full suite of integrated solutions to customers.
“Today’s announcement represents an expansion of our strategic relationship with AT&T and continuing collaboration to deliver new innovative solutions,” said Philip Guido, IBM General Manager of Global Technology Services for North America. “Working with AT&T, we will deliver a robust set of IBM Cloud and managed services that can continuously evolve to meet clients’ business objectives.”
AT&T and IBM have announced they will ensure a smooth transition and will continue to provide the same high level of service clients expect from the two companies. As the new operator of these managed application and managed hosting services, IBM will bring extensive enterprise experience and a rich portfolio of cloud, data and application solutions.