Red Hat Recognizes NTT Communications with Cloud Leadership Award


NC, Global, July 13, 2011

NTT Communications recognized for leading-edge innovation in cloud technology for its reliable and secure ICT infrastructure cloud computing solution

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has awarded NTT Communications, the international and long-distance service arm of NTT, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, with its Red Hat Cloud Leadership Award for leading-edge innovation in cloud services as part of the Red Hat Cloud Provider Program and for its free offering of cloud services to aid in Japan's disaster recovery after the Great East Japan Disaster.

NTT Communications launched its Biz Hosting Basic cloud service and joined Red Hat’s cloud ecosystem as a Red Hat Premier Certified Cloud Provider in April 2010.  Since, NTT Communications has utilized Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as the foundational virtualization layer for its Biz Hosting Basic and also offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest operating system on its cloud.  In April 2011, Red Hat announced that NTT Communications had expanded its use of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology, after its initial success with the solution that included performance, security and scalability benefits.

NTT Communications provides innovative cloud computing services by combining robust datacenters and high-quality network services running in multiple locations. After the disaster, NTT Communications quickly started providing free cloud computing services, such as its Biz Hosting Basic including the free use of Red Hat software, to contribute to the proactive support of disaster victims. In addition, NTT Communications provides comprehensive BCP solutions based on cloud computing for telework and disaster recovery to deal with electric power shortage following the disaster.

“As a leading-edge cloud innovator, we partnered with Red Hat from the start of our Biz Hosting Basic service to ensure we used top-notch technologies to build our cloud and to be offered through our cloud.  Since the initial launch of our cloud service, we’ve seen great benefits of working with Red Hat technologies,” said Mamoru Murakami, director of Business Network Services Division at NTT Communications.  “To be honored with Red Hat’s Cloud Leadership Award for our innovation in cloud computing as well as for our donation of cloud capacity following the disaster is very meaningful to NTT Communications.  We look forward to our continued partnership with Red Hat in the cloud.”

“To see technology leaders such as NTT Communications enable the scalability and performance of their cloud services based on Red Hat technology is a testament to the power of open source technology in the cloud,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat.  “Our collaboration with NTT Communications has enabled many customers to leverage the cloud to fit their business needs and has provided a reliable and secure IT infrastructure that Japan needs now more than ever. Both companies are providing excellent leadership in this space.”

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