Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 25, 2005 – American ocean carrier, Horizon Lines, Inc., has selected Atos Origin, a leading international
information technology services provider, to provide a new
network design and overall hosted network solution that will give access to the
company’s 1,200 users.
Rick Kessler, CIO of Horizon Lines explained the decision, ”Atos Origin is an ideal partner for Horizon Lines because of its global experience in the transportation industry across the full lifecycle of IT operations, including applications and infrastructure, and also because of its compatible culture and partner approach. We are pleased to have an IT provider of Atos Origin’s caliber as a partner and believe the relationship will result in solutions that make it easier for our customers to do business with us.”
Atos Origin will manage the Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and will establish a company-wide network among the 19 Horizon Lines locations, which include Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Continental US. An Atos Origin team will provide quality assurance, production, back up with full redundancy, a 24-hour help desk and a disaster recovery solution. Atos Origin will host, monitor and manage midrange systems for Horizon Lines at the primary Atos Origin North America data center in Arlington, Texas, and at a state of the art Disaster Recovery center located in Dallas, Texas.
Paul Stewart, CEO of Atos Origin Americas commented, ”Horizon Lines recognizes the strategic business advantage of the Internet and networking, as evidenced by its Internet Booking System, one of the first successful, automated booking systems in the commercial ocean transportation industry. Atos Origin has a number of global transport and logistics clients and can leverage best practices and experience to design and maintain a next-generation network with the functionality and reliability Horizon Lines needs to further expand its business and market-leading position.”
Through a competitive bid process, Horizon Lines chose Atos Origin for its cultural fit and its experience in the transportation and logistic industry. The company will also benefit from Atos Origin’s worldwide presence and world-class data center, which will facilitate rapid, ongoing support of the Horizon Lines infrastructure.
Atos Origin’s other transport and logistics industry clients include AIRMILES, Eurostar, Rumbo.com, Iberia.com, Club Med, Amadeus, National Express Group, Air France, Deutsche Bahn, and The Association of Train Operating Companies (UK).
For more information, please visit: http://www.atosorigin.com.