ISID, Japanese IT Solutions Consultancy, Chooses Verizon Business to Host Applications in the Cloud

When Information Services International-Dentsu Ltd. wanted to deliver its key business accounting application, STRAVIS, "in the cloud," the IT solutions consultancy turned to Verizon Business for a cloud-based solution that gives the company the high-capacity computing power it needs - anytime and anywhere.

Verizon Computing-as-a-Service (CaaS) provides a robust and secure platform that can be scaled on demand according to ISID's immediate business needs, helping the company to better manage its IT resources while also achieving cost efficiencies.

Headquartered in Japan, ISID provides financial, enterprise management and human resources solutions to enterprises. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and now has almost 2,300 employees.  ISID's business is built around a consolidated accounting application, STRAVIS, which is used by more than 400 companies in Japan and around the globe. ISID decided to migrate to an enhanced, financial reporting and management solution on its cloud solution, CLOUDiS, which would enable the company to quickly deploy resources as it adds new customers, without the need to invest in dedicated hardware and software.

A key reason for ISID's choosing Verizon Business was its world-class data center facilities, which enable ISID to choose between either public or private cloud environments, or a virtual private cloud leveraging Verizon's Global MPLS/PIP Services. In addition, Verizon Business' CaaS data centers are fully SAS70 Type II compliant, which enables ISID to ensure appropriate control over its processes. Verizon CaaS' global availability and extreme scalability were also key considerations, as ISID seeks to expand its customer base in Japan, and around the world.

Verizon CaaS' flexible payment model also enables ISID to align expenditures with revenues, while benefiting from daily billing, integrated security, automated provisioning, and integrated storage and backup services to support business continuity. Application availability is backed by Verizon Business' stringent service-level agreements, and the solution is provisioned through a Web-based user interface.

Hiroyuki Seta, senior consultant at ISID, said: "For our customers, security, availability and full audit control in accordance with compliance requirements are key - especially as we move our STRAVIS accounting application into the cloud. Verizon CaaS has the capacity to support our intensive resource demands today, and the scalability to support our future growth. Verizon's impressive track record in the delivery of global security solutions adds additional reassurance in the integrity of the platform. We investigated various public and private cloud options to support our service evolution, and only Verizon's CaaS solution could meet all of our requirements."

About Information Services International-Dentsu Ltd (ISID)
ISID provides IT solutions to many of Japan's leading companies across a wide range of industries, from finance and manufacturing to the service sector. ISID has built its strength based on the accumulated experience of working closely with each customer to realize solutions to customers' management issues.

Established in 1975, Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd., (ISID) launched Japan's first private computer time-sharing services and has been offering several advanced services for international networks including remote data processing services, Japan's first international electronic mailing service, and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) software. The company prides itself on its reputation for quality & customer satisfaction and partners with leading industry vendors in order to bring cutting-edge Services, Software and Technologies to our customers through our expertise.
About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.