Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that NTT Communications, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has expanded its use of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the foundation of its cloud computing and hosting service offering, Biz Hosting Basic.

Red Hat and NTT Communications first partnered in the cloud in April 2010 with NTT Communications joining Red Hat's growing cloud ecosystem as a Red Hat Premier Certified Cloud  Provider. As part of this partnership, NTT Communications selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as the foundational virtualization layer for its cloud, and offered Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest operating system on the Biz Hosting Basic service.

Today, NTT Communications expands its usage of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, based on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology. For customers choosing to expand their growth in the cloud, more Red Hat Enterprise Linux guests are also now available to NTT Communications customers, offering enterprise-grade security, scalability and services consistent with what on-premise customers of Red Hat receive.

“We selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as the foundation for our Biz Hosting Basic cloud service at launch last year because of its high availability, reliability, security and scalability,” said Mamoru Murakami, director of Ubiquitous Communication Department, Business Network Services Division at NTT Communications. “We have seen such success with this deployment with our cloud service that we've greatly expanded our use of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to further leverage the solution's performance, security and scalability in an effort to provide an ideal cloud solution to our customers.”

“As part of our growing cloud partnership with NTT Communications, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has become an important security construct on Biz Hosting Basic, which is an excellent proof point in Red Hat Enterprise Linux's ability to meet the stringent security requirements of both on- and off-premise cloud deployments in today's computing environments,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat. “NTT Communications’ expanded use of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization also signals its strength as a foundation for cloud deployments. We look forward to continuing to help NTT Communications and its cloud customers innovate with cloud technology based on Red Hat solutions.”

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