AT&T is handing over control of its managed application and hosting services to IBM.
In an expansion of the companies’ existing partnership, AT&T will hand over control of the operations and IBM will then align those 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.
In a press release, AT&T said it will continue to providing the 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.
“AT&T and IBM have worked together for nearly 20 years,” said Jon Summers, senior vice president, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. “This is a natural expansion of our relationship, and it demonstrates our continued commitment to serve customers based on our respective strengths and capabilities.”
The companies promised a smooth transition and continued service to its existing customers.