AT&T, IBM will offer private network cloud computing

By Kevin J. O’Brien for The Boston Globe

BERLIN — AT&T and International Business Machines planned to announce Tuesday that they are teaming up to sell cloud computing services over a mutually owned, private global network to win new business customers reluctant to send sensitive data over the Internet.

The two companies said the effort would combine AT&T’s secured telecommunications network for business customers with IBM’s global network of data centers into a private system where corporate data could be processed remotely, but never travel over the Internet.

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