AT&T's cloud ambitions: Moving 80% of apps to private cloud by end of year

AT&T plans to move 80 percent of its applications into a private cloud by the end of 2016 as it continues to revamp its technology infrastructure.

The applications AT&T is moving are both big and small. Last year, for example, the company ported to the cloud a 42-year-old mainframe application that was doing inventory management. The older the application, the more likely AT&T would move it into the cloud and extract the data for other applications, John Donovan, chief strategy officer and president of AT&T's technology and operations group, told CIO Journal.

AT&T moves one internal IT application into the cloud each day, he said at the Linux Foundation's Open Networking Summit conference. It's part of a larger plan to bring open hardware and cloud economics into the company's infrastructure. Article