NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud goes global

Telecom Lead Asia: NTT has launched its NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud, its virtualized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, globally.

To facilitate the global launch, NTT Communications has set up data centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific.

NTT Com launched its Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based Enterprise Cloud via data centers in Japan and Hong Kong in June 2012.

Other data centers are in Singapore, Virginia and California in the US, and England.

Three more data centers — Australia, Malaysia and Thailand — will be opening in March 2013.

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The company claims that 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.

Motoo Tanaka, senior vice president of Cloud Services at NTT Com, says that one manufacturer realized significant 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 and geographic expansion moved from separate procurement of servers and data centers to a single ICT platform using 50 percent 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 and business efficiency was able to reduce its overconcentration of data centers in one metropolis and total cost of ownership 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.

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