Nomura Research Institute and Exodus Communications, K.K. offer 'PowerLink Service' to support customers' mission-critical Internet operations
TOKYO, Japan, 28 June, 2000 - Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. and Exodus Communications, K.K., has announced
the PowerLink Service, a new service that offers customers a combination of the existing services of the NRI Yokohama
Data Center and Web hosting services at Exodus' Tokyo Internet Data Center (IDC).
PowerLink Service was developed as part of the alliance between NRI and Exodus. The PowerLink
Service offering will enable customers to securely link legacy systems located at the NRI Yokohama Data Center
to the Internet directly through the Exodus Tokyo IDC.
The service also offers integrated management of the front-end system. With this service, customers will be able
to host their Internet applications, such as business-to-business applications or online trading systems, at Exodus
and link directly to existing legacy systems at NRI.
As the first user of PowerLink Service, Maruhachi Securities recently developed and launched an Internet trading
service that is hosted at the Exodus Tokyo IDC. By utilizing the PowerLink Service, Maruhachi Securities was able
to integrate its online stock account system with its Internet stock trading system.
The integrated environment allows Maruhachi to forward online trading orders directly to the Tokyo Stock Exchange
or other stock exchanges. It also allows users to check the status of their transactions at any time.
In addition to deploying its trading system at the Tokyo IDC, Maruhachi Securities has also selected Exodus to
host all of its mission-critical Internet operations. Maruhachi Securities will start the service with the new
Internet trading system in late August.
Many companies need to connect their new Internet-based business applications with existing legacy systems. By
installing a high-speed dedicated line between the Exodus Tokyo IDC and the NRI Yokohama Data Center the PowerLink
Service enables customers to operate their Internet sites at the Exodus Tokyo IDC, while running their legacy systems
at the NRI Yokohama Data Center.
As part of the PowerLink Service, NRI and NRI Data Service, a subsidiary of NRI, have installed a new monitoring
center in the NRI Yokohama Data Center to monitor the legacy systems and the servers located at the Exodus Tokyo
IDC on a 24-hour basis.
Exodus will monitor and manage client servers, routers, network devices, URLs, network bandwidth, and firewalls.
The monitoring center in the NRI Yokohama Data Center will offer additional monitoring on a 24-hour basis.
NRI and Exodus will offer the PowerLink Service to enterprise customers who have been outsourcing their legacy
systems to the NRI Yokohama Data Center, and will also offer it to customers who host their mission-critical Internet
business at Exodus.