LONDON, November 14 /PRNewswire/ --

- EnergySys First to Reap Benefits of New SaaS Program

LONDON, November 14 /PRNewswire/ --

NTT Europe Online announced today it has been selected as the first managed hosting provider of Sun Microsystems' Solaris(TM) On Demand program in EMEA.

Solaris On Demand, a Software as a Service (SaaS) enablement program, helps Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) adopt and sell their services via the SaaS model, providing different phases of support through their SaaS development lifecycle.

In the early stages, the program offers free, 90-day access to a hosted proof-of-concept ISV Sandbox environment, enabling the ISV to establish market demand for their service. In deployment stage, the program's use of virtualisation technologies means that ISVs can deploy multiple instances of their application without costly and time consuming re-architecting. In the growth stage, as the ISV builds revenues, the program offers support around multi-tenanting the application, enabling the ISV to leverage the economies of scale, simplified deployment methods and streamlined support capabilities typically associated with Software as a Service.

EnergySys, the first ISV to join the program in the UK, is already exploiting the benefits of moving to a SaaS platform thanks to the combined expertise of Sun and NTT Europe Online.

EnergySys, which provides the ENERGYSYS product for allocation and reporting solutions for the oil and gas industry, is using NTT Europe Online's managed hosting service and Sun's technology to open up new business streams to deliver its software on-demand for the first time.

Peter Black, CEO of EnergySys said of the program: Building a SaaS version of our software is helping us reach new markets and drive fresh revenue streams, complementing our existing services. Not only is moving to SaaS allowing us to open up a whole new business unit, but it also means we can offer more choice to our customers. We needed a completely reliable delivery mechanism and working with major brands such as Sun and NTT Europe Online gives both us and our customers' complete peace of mind.

The key to hosting anything is reliability, added Damian Skendrovic, Regional Director, NTT Europe Online. Whether it is providing a stable base to deliver a SaaS product, or hosting a website, the service must deliver the reliability required by the customer. With SaaS, hosting the product itself is only part of the solution as the end-users need complete availability to ensure the continuity of their business. Because of this, you have a responsibility not just to your customer, but also to their end-users. EnergySys' offering is real proof that SaaS is an excellent option for ISVs of all shapes and sizes.

Juan Carlos Soto, Vice President, Global Market Development and Engineering for Sun Microsystems said of the announcement: The Solaris On Demand program provides members with risk-free access to world-class managed hosting infrastructure and services based on the Solaris Operating System and Sun enterprise class servers and storage. NTT Europe Online supports Sun's value by providing the global delivery capabilities, service levels, security and technical expertise required to deploy services to a global market.

About EnergySys

EnergySys exists to be the world leader in hydrocarbon accounting and production reporting products.

The ENERGYSYS product encapsulates all of the company's experience with the successful delivery of complex systems against challenging timescales to create a product that customers can use to make the building of systems simpler, cheaper and faster.

It has supplied systems for several of the key players in the Gulf of Mexico, UK North Sea, Caspian Sea, and Caribbean, and continues to win repeat business on the basis of the quality of its products and services. Applications for the product include systems for crude oil, for gas, and for LNG, from tank and lifting management through to gas nominations and everything in-between. For further information visit

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

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