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IBM'S $450 MILLION co-location deal with AT&T, announced last week, is only the most recent in a series of similar agreements Big Blue has struck with network service providers around the world.
Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM will use AT&T's new centers for its new e- Business Hosting Centers, which aim to provide business applications to dot-coms and others.
"IBM's strategy is to expand its hosting business rapidly and dramatically through selected business relationships with major network providers," said Jim Gant, vice president of global e-Business hosting services at IBM Global Services, in Somer, N.Y.
Access to bandwidth on demand for hosting …