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nPhase Partners with Terremark to Deliver 99.999 Percent Uptime as New Standard for Its Advanced Machine-to-Machine Cloud Platform

December 9, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — nPhase, a Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm Incorporated joint venture, today announced it will deliver among the highest levels of availability for machine-to-machine (M2M) enterprise management software, “five nines,” leveraging nPhase’s advanced M2M cloud platform and Terremark’s industry-leading IT infrastructure services. nPhase’s M2M services will provide standard performance levels of its M2M cloud platform 99.999 percent of the time–24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Implementation will be completed in the first quarter of 2011.

“Verizon Wireless’ customers demand data reliability, and we know it is a top priority for M2M connectivity. We have worked closely with nPhase to bring a new level of reliability to the nPhase M2M cloud platform, which will help our customers receive a consistently high level of performance with Verizon Wireless Machine to Machine services,” said John Stratton, chief operating officer, Verizon Wireless.

“We are making significant investments in the nPhase M2M cloud platform in response to industry requirements and to support the high growth that is expected in critical M2M applications such as in healthcare, energy, transportation, consumer electronics, and financial services where failure is simply not acceptable,” said Steve Pazol, president of nPhase.

Availability is usually expressed as a percentage of uptime in a given year. The difference between 99.9 percent and 99.999 percent availability, for instance, is equal to approximately 8.76 hours of downtime a year versus five minutes as shown in the below table.


                         Downtime per
       Availability %       year      Downtime per month Downtime per week
    90% ("one nine")  36.5 days        72 hours           16.8 hours
    99% ("two nines") 3.65 days        7.20 hours         1.68 hours
    99.9% ("three
     nines")          8.76 hours       43.2 minutes       10.1 minutes
    99.99% ("four
     nines")          52.56 minutes    4.32 minutes       1.01 minutes
    99.999% ("five
     nines")          5.26 minutes     25.9 seconds       6.05 seconds

The nPhase advanced M2M cloud platform is installed and fully operational through Terremark’s best-in-class Highly Managed Hosting(TM) service. The Terremark data centers that nPhase is leveraging are geographically redundant and contain exact replicas of the entire infrastructure within the different locations. nPhase’s platform is performance-tuned and load-balanced to dynamically disperse load within the infrastructure and maintain a consistent, high level of performance during various load swings that are anticipated in high-growth businesses.

“Terremark’s commitment to delivering highly reliable, secure and consistently available IT infrastructure services from massively connected, strategically located datacenter hubs has distinguished our company as the global provider of choice for organizations running business-critical applications,” said Manuel D. Medina, Terremark’s chairman and CEO. “As nPhase’s trusted partner, we’re proud to be playing a vital role as they set a new standard in availability and reliability in the M2M sector.”

nPhase and Terremark will provide further details on this exciting new service and what it means to the M2M industry during a joint webinar January 11, 2011 at 11am EST. To register for this event please click on the below link.


    Web Seminar: nPhase Five Nines (www.nphasem2m.com/5-9s)
    Date: January 11, 2011
    Time: 11am - 12pm EST

About nPhase

nPhase, a 50/50 joint venture between Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), provides advanced Machine to Machine (M2M) cloud platform services to enterprise customers with the most demanding needs for data reliability, coverage, security and innovation in M2M. Customers include the world’s leading operators such as Verizon and Vodafone, as well as global OEMs such as Phillips Medical, Siemens Water and ABB Power. Industries served include consumer electronics, transportation/ construction, utilities, healthcare, retail, industrial, financial services and government. nPhase leverages the global leadership in advanced connectivity technologies provided by Qualcomm, the industry leading network and channel provided by Verizon Wireless, and ten years experience as an M2M pioneer, to lead in the advancement of M2M. nPhase headquarters are located at 5355 Mira Sorrento Place, Suite 100, San Diego, CA, 92121. nPhase. Advanced M2M. www.nphase.com.

About Terremark Worldwide, Inc.

Terremark Worldwide (NASDAQ:TMRK) is a leading global provider of IT infrastructure services delivered on the industry’s most robust and advanced technology platform. Leveraging data centers in the United States, Europe and Latin America with access to massive and diverse network connectivity, Terremark delivers government and enterprise customers a comprehensive suite of managed solutions including managed hosting, colocation, disaster recovery, security, data storage and cloud computing services. Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud computing architecture delivers the agility, scale and economic benefits of cloud computing to mission-critical enterprise and Web 2.0 applications and its DigitalOps(R) service platform combines end-to-end systems management workflow with a comprehensive customer portal. More information about Terremark Worldwide can be found at www.terremark.com.

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