End-to-end starts in the cloud

Staff writer
11 Jun 2013

Best Asian Telecom Carrier

NTT Communications

Last year's winner:SingTel

Best Cloud-Based Service

NTT Communications

Last year's winner:Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Shareholders:NTT Holding
Business segments:Network services (data network, IP network), cloud services, data center services, security management, unified communication services
Chariman & CEO:Akira Arima
Key stats (FY ending March 31):Total operating revenues of 1,213.2 billion yen ($12.26 billion), down 3.3%; operating income of 110.6 billion yen ($1.11 billion), up 13%; 16,500 staff

NTT Communications is an end-to-end player by any definition of the term - delivering everything needed to build and operate cloud platforms, not just servers and applications, but true cloud environments tailored to each customer.

Takeshi Kazami, president and CEO of NTT Singapore, says the company understands that providing server capacity and applications is not enough. "That is why we offer network configurations and capacity with true flexibility for inter- and intra-data center use. NTT Com leverages its consulting and technical expertise as a telecom operator to combine current systems with cloud services while migrating resources to the cloud without impacting the customer's business."

Its new carrier-class "Enterprise Cloud" (IaaS) in Japan and Hong Kong incorporates what it claims is the world's first OpenFlow virtualization technology to connect data centers seamlessly worldwide, enabling them to function like one. Software-defined networks (SDNs) built on this platform now provide high flexibility, capacity and configurability in eight countries (six in Asia Pacific). The company is helping to push SDN with representation on the board of the Open Networking Foundation.

For cloud migration, Kazami says NTT Com offers both a standardized migration menu and advanced solutions via specialized migration consulting team.

He says it has placed a particularly strong emphasis on security and leverages security-information event-management technologies to enhance risk detection and analysis using automatic correlation analysis and risk-level evaluation.

NTT Secure Platform Laboratories' technologies detect attacks through long-term log monitoring, and a blacklist generation engine efficiently identifies malicious sites. In addition, the managed security service (MSS) provided by NTT Com's Global Risk Operation Center offers added value with a team of security experts protecting the security and safety of customers' information networks 24/7/365, also covering enterprise cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments.

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