LONDON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ --
- Managed Hosting Specialist and Leading SaaS Player Combine to Offer Enterprise Customers One-Stop-Shop for SaaS and Cloud Solutions
NTT Europe Online (http://www.ntteuropeonline.com/) and OpSource, Inc. today announces an expansion of its strategic partnership to include comprehensive technical and operational support for businesses looking to deliver on-demand applications and services via the Internet in Europe. Initially focused on the US market (November 2008 http://www.opsource.net/news/press/read_news.php?newsid=78), the new strategic partnership will now see OpSource Application Operations offered on top of NTT Europe Online' s secure managed hosting ( http://www.ntteuropeonline.com/managedhosting.html) and NTT's Tier 1 global IP network (http://www.ntteuropeonline.com/global-ip-network.html) to Enterprise customers across Europe.
A comprehensive, award-winning Web operations solution, OpSource On-Demand(TM) enables SaaS and Web companies to deliver their applications and services quickly and securely over the Web to consumers and businesses alike. Going far beyond full-featured managed hosting, it includes the application management, compliance and business services that are necessary for on-demand business success. NTT Europe Online provides secure and scalable managed hosting services to Enterprises globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Corp.), one of the world's largest providers of telecommunications services.
The extended agreement represents a significant milestone as the companies continue to experience growth in the adoption of SaaS and Cloud-based solutions and seek to further capitalise on synergies between OpSource's application operations and NTT's technical expertise and network infrastructure, which extends to more than 150 countries worldwide. Today's announcement also follows NTT(NYSE: NTT)'s recent investment in OpSource's series E investment capital round.
Commenting on the partnership, OpSource CEO, Treb Ryan says: The extension of the partnership into Europe is a natural step for our organisations and demonstrates our combined confidence in the global appetite for SaaS and Cloud-based application delivery. NTT is one of the world's leading telecommunications companies and its managed hosting infrastructure, global IP network, and worldwide reach will continue to play an integral role in our plans to expand our Cloud offering and grow our customer base.
Rob Steggles, Marketing Director Europe at NTT Europe Online, adds: The demand for Software as a Service and Cloud-based solutions continues to grow, representing a significant opportunity for our ISV partners, as businesses across the world look for ways to streamline and optimise their investment in IT services. OpSource is a proven leader in the SaaS and Cloud space with strategic ambitions to grow its footprint and we look forward to supporting them and their ISV customers as both look to introduce innovative Cloud solutions to Enterprise businesses across Europe and beyond.
About the NTT-OpSource Joint Solution
In order to accelerate the adoption of SaaS worldwide, OpSource Application Operations and Business Operations services are now being offered on top of NTT's managed hosting and global IP network. Highlights include:
Technical Operations - NTT's best-in-class, scalable software, hardware and network infrastructure - NTT's world-class data center facilities - Redundant carrier class load balancing architecture - In-depth 24x7 monitoring, security, and management procedures backed by ISO27001 for Information Security Management - Built-in high availability solutions from simple clustering to wide-area disaster recovery Application Operations - Data management - Performance management, including multipoint user-experience monitoring - Application roll out and change management - Application optimization - Compliant infrastructure, processes and procedures including: SAS 70 Type II audited, HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance and salesforce.com and WebEx certifications Business Operations - OpSource Billing(TM) - An end-to-end subscription management, metering and payment stand-alone solution, or as part of OpSource On-Demand - OpSource Connect(TM) - A Web services infrastructure and integration toolset, for application integration in the Cloud and behind the corporate fire-wall - OpSource End-User Support(TM) - 24x7 customer branded end-user support - OpSource Analytics(TM) - A real-time application and customer usage information, and health of business analysis and reporting tool
About NTT Europe Online
NTT Europe Online provides managed hosting, security and application management services to businesses globally. These services provide the reliability, availability, security and scalability needed to underpin business success online.
NTT Europe Online is certified to ISO27001 for Information Security Management and, as part of NTT Communications, has the global reach and scale to support businesses of all sizes. NTT Communications is the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph Telephone Corporation (NTT). For further information visit http://www.ntteuropeonline.com
OpSource(TM) delivers Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Web applications for on-demand companies, with hundreds of applications, millions of users and billions of transactions supported daily. OpSource On-Demand(TM), the leading Web operations solution, is defining how Web-based software is delivered. By choosing OpSource as their Web application delivery partner, companies are freed from investing in and managing the complex and costly infrastructure and services necessary to deliver applications over the Web. They can instead focus their resources on developing, marketing and selling their applications and services. Further, by using OpSource Connect(TM) companies can leverage Web services such as OpSource Billing CLM(TM), OpSource Analytics(TM) and OpSource End User Support(TM) and integrate their applications with other SaaS applications over the Internet as well as with enterprise applications behind the corporate firewall. OpSource On-Demand is suitable for companies at any stage of growth, with any type of on-demand application.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., OpSource has Web application delivery centers in Virginia, London and Bangalore. For more information about OpSource, visit http://www.opsource.net.
For further details, please contact: Josh Turner / Chris Brawley, Brands2Life: Tel: +44(0)207-592-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Eileen Conway, OpSource Tel: +1-650-245-9015 or email@example.com