Red Hat Inc, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, has awarded NTT Communications, the international and long-distance service arm of NTT, 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, 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 March 11 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.© Business Wire