Asia's hospitality group the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH) has chosen a Verizon Terremark enterprise cloud computing solution to consolidate and centralise its technology infrastructure, announced the communications services provider on 9 November.
HSH has hotels, commercial and residential properties across Asia, the United States and Europe, including the luxury Peninsula Hotels in nine cities.
According to Verizon, HSH realised that centralising its IT infrastructure would better align its processes and systems in support of its customers and the company decided to adopt a hybrid public/private cloud computing infrastructure. This enables it to leverage additional capacity on demand during peak booking periods.
Also, by eliminating the need to maintain servers at the company's many locations around the globe, HSH's central IT team would be able to focus its efforts on accelerating the development of new services for both guests and staff.
HSH chose Verizon due to its proven ability to deliver a highly scalable, secure and efficient environment from which critical data and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint could be integrated and accessed with HSH's global active directory structure, said the broadband and wireless company.
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