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AT&T's oddly named cloud offering

Not to be outdone by IBM, Google, HP, Intel, Yahoo!, Amazon, and everyone else who’s already outdone them, AT&T has announced a cloud computing service

One of AT&T’s first customers will be the U.S. Olympic Committee, which runs Teamusa.org and other Olympics Web sites, according to the newspaper. AT&T’s services will help manage event videos and results as on the organization’s sites as traffic spikes during the Beijing Olympic Games.

…On Tuesday morning, AT&T officially announced the service, called AT&T Synaptic Hosting. The company said that it would have five regional gateways, or “super Internet data centers,” for the utility computing service, located in Piscataway, N.J.; San Diego; Annapolis, Md.; Singapore; and Amsterdam.

Seriously? Synaptic Hosting?

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