June 25, 2008
Leonardo and NTT America Enterprise Hosting Expand Existing Relationship
New York, NY and London, UK – Leonardo, a world leader in digital travel content management and distribution, and NTT America, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and a global enterprise solution provider of integrated hosting and network infrastructure services, today announced an expanded hosting solution for Leonardo’s application services on the NTT America Enterprise Hosting platform. This arrangement provides Leonardo with a flexible and secure IT infrastructure to extend its streaming image management and distribution service to a growing list of customers around the world.
Leonardo has been a long term customer of NTT America, leveraging the high availability and reliability of its hosting platform to meet key customer requirements for their digital content management and delivery services. Leonardo’s use of NTT America’s IT infrastructure has steadily increased as their business has grown, and now includes multiple load-balanced web servers, a database cluster connected to a Storage Array Network (SAN), Smart Content Delivery™ (SCD) and connection to NTT Communications’ global Tier 1 IP backbone, the NTT Communications Global IP Network. This integrated and fully-managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) delivers reliable web content, ensures fast download times, and provides steady video streams to Leonardo’s customers worldwide.
“Our IaaS is architected with scalability and performance so that businesses like Leonardo can scale their solution to meet their customers’ needs,” said Al Okhravi, Vice President, Engineering and Operations, NTT America Enterprise Hosting. “We have also been pleased to extend to Leonardo our advanced engineering, operations and account management support as they have fine-tuned their travel content distribution services.”
Eliezer Dikstein, Leonardo’s Vice President R&D & Technical Operations said, “Leonardo manages and distributes content for over 140 hotel groups. With our continued growth and expansion into new sectors within the travel space, it is essential we have the processing power, storage and bandwidth to effectively manage large volumes of content. The NTT America Enterprise Hosting solution is scalable, reliable and price competitive.”
About NTT America
NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For more information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.
About NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com)
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company’s extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar™ private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com is the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.
Leonardo is recognized as the leader in content management, emarketing and distribution across the global travel network. Leonardo’s solutions are designed to simplify the management and optimization of rich media content and provide a one stop shop for all travel channels to receive the latest and up-to-date digital content in the format that they require. Leonardo manages rich media content for over 65,000 hotels and has contracts in place with 150 global hotel brands. For more information, please visit www.leonardo.com.
NTT America Media Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7098 9828
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7098 9836