The centers are the latest additions to AT&T’s 1.8 million square feet of international Internet data centers.AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that it is opening two new Internet data centers in Shanghai, China, and in Oak Brook, Ill., which is located outside Chicago. The centers are the latest additions to AT&T”s 1.8 million square feet of international Internet data centers.
The new Shanghai facility, located in the city”s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, is the second AT&T Internet data center in that city. AT&T”s first Shanghai data center, also in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, opened this summer. The San Antonio-based telecom giant with offices in Bedminster will operate the Shanghai facilities in alliance with local service providers and will coordinate service delivery with those providers.
In the United States, the new Oak Brook facility further expanded the company”s hosting presence in the Chicago area, where one AT&T data center is located in Lisle, Ill. The new facilities bring the total number of AT&T Internet data centers to 32, including 17 data centers within the U.S., six in Europe, and nine in the Asia/Pacific region.