New York, New York – (The Hosting News) – February 22, 2008 – Wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, NTT America (NTTA), has been selected by social messaging services firm, Twitter, to provide managed IT infrastructure services.
Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter noted, ”NTT Communications’ history of reliability and its global perspective were key factors in our decision to select NTTA as our hosting services provider. As Twitter grows and more people around the world depend on our infrastructure, we feel an increased responsibility to make the right decisions for the people who have helped make us a success as well as those who have yet to discover our service.”
The integrated NTTA solution includes fully managed hosting, managed security, managed networking, and a tier one global backbone. NTTA’s SAS 70 Type II audited Premier Data Centers provide an IT infrastructure-as-a-service that is fully redundant with high availability and scalability to support Twitter’s continued rapid growth. Additionally, NTTA Professional Services bring a proven technical team to the solution to manage IT infrastructure issues, thus enabling Twitter’s IT staff to focus priorities elsewhere.
Lee Mighdoll, Vice President of Engineering and Operation at Twitter added, ”With NTTA, we can focus our resources on developing software and serving our valued user community rather than on building, financing, and managing an in- house IT infrastructure team.”
Don Goodwin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NTTA remarked, ”We are proud that Twitter selected NTTA as its trusted growth partner. NTTA IT infrastructure-as-a-service enables Web 2.0 companies and their investors to maintain a laser focus on their strategy, get to market faster and preserve capital. It also significantly reduces the cost and energy required to build and maintain an IT infrastructure. By deploying the NTTA Enterprise Hosting Platform, Twitter can easily scale its application to deliver on its promise of reliability to its user community around the world.”
Earlier this month, NTT announced its continued its support of commercial IPv6 technology development and implementation. Affirming NTT America’s position, NTT Communications presented its foresight and expertise on commercial IPv6 technology development and implementation at the 30th Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii. With the launch of IPv6 transit services in 2001 and the first IPv6 managed firewall solution in 2005, which was provided by NTT America, NTT Communications Group established itself as the global leader in commercial IPv6 managed services solutions.
Twitter is a social messaging service which connects people over multiple devices including mobile texting, instant messaging, web browsers, and hundreds of third-party applications due to a popular programming interface for developers. Founded in 2007, Twitter routes its services in real-time between contacts around the world.
NTT America provides Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide, 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 and Telephone Corporation (NTT).
To learn more about NTT America, please visit: www.nttamerica.com.