Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Virtualization Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Plutora Blog, Adrian Bridgwater, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud Goes Global

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), today announced the global availability of the NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud, its virtualized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, with the availability of data centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. NTT Com launched its groundbreaking Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based Enterprise Cloud via data centers in Japan and Hong Kong in June 2012. The addition of data centers in Singapore, Virginia and California in the US, and England makes the Enterprise Cloud available on a global basis. NTT Com anticipates opening three more data centers in Australia, Malaysia and Thailand in March 2013, to further enhance global coverage.

Since launching Enterprise Cloud last year, NTT Com has gained clients and seen strong interest from global enterprises who view Enterprise Cloud as a flexible extension of their own data centers, enabling them to connect existing private networks to the cloud and gain additional cost-optimized and secure compute capacity. As a global provider with multiple data center locations, NTT Com is able to offer clients cloud-based services where they need them most, while enhancing self-management and maintaining single, minimal-resource contracts with single-support contact.

“NTT Com understands the enterprise client, their struggles, goals and needs,” said Mr. Motoo Tanaka, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at NTT Com. “Being truly enterprise class is what makes NTT Com the leading partner of choice for client cloud transformation through comprehensive cloud lifecycle services, and is what has led us to develop this real-world cloud, built on a foundation of advisory, migration, operational and management services.” To illustrate the benefits, Mr. Tanaka spoke about four clients already using the Enterprise Cloud platform:

  • One manufacturer realized dramatic results after integrating systems to the cloud that had become scattered as a result of rapid globalization: From 1700 servers to 500 servers and 500 virtual machines; from 200 locations with an on-premise system to 50; and from 20 network carriers to 1.
  • A global retailer looking to support rapid business growth due to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and geographic expansion moved from separate procurement of servers and data centers to a single information and communications technology (ICT) platform using 50% fewer network carriers, with integrated management and uniform services for newly launched stores throughout the world.
  • A large media company seeking to strengthen business continuity planning (BCP) and business efficiency was able to reduce its overconcentration of data centers in one metropolis and total cost of ownership (TCO) for ICT systems by migrating from a system with 500 servers to an integrated platform using cloud hosting and 90 servers.
  • Another retailer growing rapidly due to M&A needed to reduce IT costs and sought to benefit from centralized operations; it did so by exchanging its ICT assets (including 500 servers) for cloud hosting, reducing its data centers from five to one and realizing system optimization through an integrated customer portal.
  • A second manufacturer aiming to outsource its ICT assets, achieve greater ICT resource flexibility and reduce its CO2 footprint transitioned from an overall system of 1500 virtual and physical servers scattered among multiple data centers to an entirely cloud-based platform.

“NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud is a full-layer, self-manageable virtual private cloud that is now global, and growing to incorporate virtualized networks in eight countries and nine locations by March 2013,” said Mr. Tanaka.

Working with enterprises looking to move to the cloud and optimize ICT systems, NTT Com provides advisory services to identify the appropriate applications and any business processes affected; migration services in which NTT Com leverages technologies to migrate existing applications and their underlying data to the cloud; and operational and management services where NTT Com provides ongoing IaaS support. Driving the overall value proposition is the unification of virtual network and virtual server technology.

NTT Com uses virtualization technologies for both compute and network resources including Openflow standards for its path-breaking virtualization of the network. Having launched Enterprise Cloud in 2012 as the world’s first cloud service to incorporate Openflow, the open source protocol that enables SDN, NTT Com has continued to leverage this technology to reduce network complexity, which saves on costs and time in ways that help clients. Providing the necessary connections within and between NTT Com’s data centers, SDN technology enables upward and downward-scalable Bandwidth on Demand (BoD), a key to offering Recovery as a Service (RaaS), and provides a portal for customers to view and use globally distributed data centers as a single pool of resources.

The aggressive adoption of SDN combined with NTT Com’s unmatched global assets and experience in the world of enterprise colocation, managed hosting, on and off-premise equipment, data centers, public and private networks and cloud technology distinguish Enterprise Cloud from other platforms with less depth or breadth. That combination of technology, experience and assets drives the primary features of Enterprise Cloud:

  • Global solutions: With service in eight countries (nine locations) by March 2013, Enterprise Cloud offers seamless global linkage, supported by global data backup, meeting the needs of multinational businesses, especially those with strategic developments in Asia Pacific.
  • Cost optimization: Clients architect their cloud according to need, enabling just the right resources to be utilized and pay-per-use invoicing.
  • Flexibility & Scalability: Clients have 100 percent guaranteed compute resources and can begin with as little as 1 GHz CPU, 50GB storage and 1GB memory, increasing incrementally to meet their overall requirements. With SDN/Openflow, BoD allows for faster backups.
  • Simplicity: An SDN-driven portal gives clients a single dashboard to obtain real-time resource use; to configure virtual machines, firewalls and load balancers; and to make other add/modify/delete (AMD) changes without opening a support ticket.
  • Free access to service: Clients who use NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based Virtual Private Network (VPN), which reaches more than 140 secure data centers worldwide, gain access to the Enterprise Cloud over this connection without charge.
  • High availability: NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud features Service Level Agreements (SLAs) of 99.99 percent availability and advanced security through a variety of options.

For details about services, please visit www.ntt.com/enterprise_cloud. NTT Com, under its Global Cloud Vision announced in October 2011, is leveraging its strengths as a telecom operator to provide total ICT outsourcing services, from networks and data centers to applications, all on a seamless, end-to-end, one-stop basis, to meet customer needs for cloud-based ICT systems.

 

Supporting Resources

 
NTT Communications Corporation:

www.ntt.com

NTT America:

www.us.ntt.com

NTT Com Asia:

www.hk.ntt.com

NTT Europe:

www.eu.ntt.com

NTT Singapore:

www.sg.ntt.com

NTT Communications Global Cloud Vision:

www.ntt.com/global-ict/

NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud Web site:

www.ntt.com/enterprise_cloud

NTT Communications Blog:

www.nttcom.tv

 

Editor’s Note

NTT Communications welcomes press, analysts, bloggers and other interested parties to use and reference our content with proper attribution, for example “source: NTT Communications.”

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 140 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Communications | Facebook@NTT Communications | LinkedIn@NTT Communications

NTT, NTT Communications, and the NTT Communications logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION and/or its affiliates. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2013 NTT Communications

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines...
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The worldwide cellular network will be the backbone of the future IoT, and the telecom industry is clamoring to get on board as more than just a data pipe. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Evan McGee, CTO of Ring Plus, Inc., discussed what service operators can offer that would benefit IoT entrepreneurs, inventors, and consumers. Evan McGee is the CTO of RingPlus, a leading innovative U.S. MVNO and wireless enabler. His focus is on combining web technologies with traditional telecom to create a new breed of unified communication that is easily accessible to the general consumer. With over a de...
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informatics can now move beyond point solutions that merely monitor the past and implement integrated enterprise fabrics that enable end-to-end supply chain visibility to improve customer service delivery and optimize supplier management. Learn about enterprise architecture strategies for designing connected systems tha...
Cloud is not a commodity. And no matter what you call it, computing doesn’t come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable. And no two clouds are built the same way. SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything. Join SoftLayer on June 9 at 16th Cloud Expo to learn about IBM Cloud's SoftLayer platform, explore se...
SYS-CON Media announced today that 9 out of 10 " most read" DevOps articles are published by @DevOpsSummit Blog. Launched in October 2014, @DevOpsSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce softw...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and technical point of vie...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events. IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionality and provide short-term introductory projects that developers can complete between sessions.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
Grow your business with enterprise wearable apps using SAP Platforms and Google Glass. SAP and Google just launched the SAP and Google Glass Challenge, an opportunity for you to innovate and develop the best Enterprise Wearable App using SAP Platforms and Google Glass and gain valuable market exposure. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian McPhail, Senior Director of Business Development, ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, outlined the timeline of the SAP Google Glass Challenge and the opportunity for developers, start-ups, and companies of all sizes to engage with SAP today.
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo – to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – is now accepting Hackathon proposals. Hackathon sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem. At Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of...
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns and making the concept a reality. These challenges can't be addressed w...
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Liaison Technologies, a leading provider of data management and integration cloud services and solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Liaison Technologies is a recognized market leader in providing cloud-enabled data integration and data management solutions to break down complex information barriers, enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions, faster.
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Hadoop as a Service (as offered by handful of niche vendors now) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive. In his session at Big Data Expo, Kumar Ramamurthy, Vice President and Chief Technologist, EIM & Big Data, at Virtusa, will discuss how this is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS solutions that provide a Hadoop flavor either make choices for customers very flexible in the name of opti...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...