Centennial, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – July 21, 2008 – Web hosting, managed services and applications provider, Verio, Inc., is making available to existing and new small and home business users of NTT Plala Inc., Verio’s extensive hosting plan offerings.
Kiyoshi Maeda, President and Chief Executive Officer for Verio noted, ”With the support of NTT Plala Inc., Verio has gained a significant footprint in the Japanese market. Verio is now able to further build its small and home business user base, a rapidly growing global segment. NTT Plala Inc. can now meet customers’ needs for high- and low-end pricing options based on functionality requirements and, with Verio’s award-winning quality standards, also surpass the high service level expectations in the Japanese market.”
NTT Plala Inc., a Japanese Internet service provider (ISP), will migrate over 95 percent of its small and home business users from NTT Plala Inc.’s existing MultiStage platform to Verio’s shared hosting platform, affording customers a mid-priced solution designed specifically for these growing businesses. Additionally, select NTT Plala Inc. customers will move to NTT Plala Inc.’s new product line, Business Server-Standard with Virtual Private Server (VPS), built on Verio VPS technology.
With a significant portion of its customers in the Japanese small and home user space, NTT Plala Inc. was looking to include hosting plans that would offer advanced features at affordable price points for customers that were reliant on the web for business growth. Verio’s shared hosting platform presents a variety of pricing options based on enhanced features and functionality. These plans are designed for higher security and an enhanced online user experience. Additionally, NTT Plala Inc. can easily migrate both simple site and complex solutions users while providing access to Verio’s state-of-the-art data centers and support by Verio’s global Tier-1 network.
In addition to rich feature choices and easy modification, Verio’s hosting plans allow NTT Plala Inc. to manage accounts through control panels and to private label the service. The control panel enables NTT Plala Inc.’s customer service teams to upload and modify content, increase disk space, add users, change features, add/delete e-mail and FTP users, restore files, access usage statistics, and more.
Established in 1995, NTT Plala Inc.’s ISP services were subscribed to by 2.56 million customers at the end of 2007. In addition to Internet connection and various security services, the company provides IP telephony services and broadband video distribution services via its in-house system infrastructure. NTT Plala Inc. leads the industry by deploying services that anticipate customer needs as it aims to evolve from an ISP to a BSP (broadband service provider).
Verio Inc. is a provider of hosting and managed services for small and midmarket companies and partners worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT America, US subsidiary of NTT Communications, which provides complementary global network access reaching over 200 countries worldwide. The company offers businesses a range of Internet services, including web hosting, managed services and value-added professional service offerings. Verio supports its operations with scalable global infrastructure and systems including the NTT Communications Global IP Network, and provides business solutions to customers and partners in more than 146 countries.
For more information about NTT Plala Inc., please visit: http://biz.plala.or.jp.
To learn more about Verio, please visit: www.verio.com.