d'Amico Societa di Navigazione Secures Business Continuity With Verizon's Terremark Cloud Services

MILAN, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For d'Amico Societa di Navigazione, business continuity was critical when the Italian global shipping company reviewed its communications requirements a few months ago. 

A Verizon customer since 2005, d'Amico already was using Verizon's secure and scalable global IP network to support its global communications. However, as news stories continued to highlight disasters – both natural and man-made – the company decided to rethink its business continuity plan to ensure its operations could continue to function, should the worst happen. The Verizon solution chosen by d'Amico is a business continuity strategy based on Verizon Terremark's enterprise cloud, which can be accessed by d'Amico whenever the need arises. In addition, co-location services in Verizon's Dublin data center offer reliable access to business-critical applications.

A world leader within the shipping industry, d'Amico Societa di Navigazione has operations in dry cargo and container ships, tankers and auxiliary maritime services. Verizon's global IP network already links the company's offices in the world's major maritime mercantile centers, and its security has been reinforced thanks to vulnerability assessments and penetration testing carried out by Verizon's professional services team.  In addition, Verizon VoIP solutions have enabled greater employee collaboration across d'Amico's global operations, as well as lower operating costs.

"We know we can trust Verizon to deliver our strategic business goals," said Pietro Amorusi, d'Amico's chief information officer. "Technology is continuing to change the way we do business and in particular, how we are able to interact with our employees and customers. Verizon's technology solutions have already strengthened our global communications capabilities; now by expanding our network into the cloud, we are able to use technology on demand, to ensure we can continue to serve our customers.

"The move to the cloud can seem scary, but by working with a trusted partner such as Verizon, which shares the drive for professional excellence that has enabled us to become a leader in our industry, we know we are well equipped for the journey ahead," Amorusi said.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

About d'Amico Societa di Navigazione
d'Amico is an International Shipping Group, a global leading operator in both bulk carriers and product/chemical tankers markets. The Group currently operates approx. 100 vessels, employs 600 people ashore and 1000 people on-board. d'Amico Shipping Group is dedicated to the constant development of its assets and resources, thus strengthening the company's competitive position in the world. It makes continuous efforts to support the professional growth of its employees and to invest in a consistent, modern and eco-friendly fleet. The company was initially founded by the d'Amico family in 1936 and the holding Group -- d'Amico Societa di Navigazione SpA -- was established in Rome in 1952. The Group's main offices are located in Rome, Monaco, London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Singapore, Stamford (USA), Vancouver and Mumbai. For further information, visit www.damicoship.com.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 99 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 181,900. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.  

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