AT&T enhances cloud vision by joining the OpenStack community

AT&T (NYSE: T) is joining OpenStack, an industry group dedicated to building an open-source cloud software stack.

Speaking at the AT&T Developers Summit during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jim Curry, chief stacker at OpenStack, said that getting the endorsement of a major service provider will help it advance its cause.

The ILEC's move to join OpenStack, which is set on providing what it says are "the same benefits for large-scale cloud computing that the Linux standard provided inside the server," will give it another tool to provide a larger array of cloud services to its lucrative enterprise customer market.

Complementing its work with OpenStack, AT&T also announced its Cloud Architect service to enable mobile developers to create new cloud services. Set to be available in the "coming weeks," Cloud Architect will enable developers to create public and private computing instances on dedicated or shared computing resources for both enterprise and small to medium sized business (SMB) customers.

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