NTT Communications (NTT Com) has introduced its software-defined (SD) services and a suite of technologies with enhanced managed services under the name of SDx+M (Software Defined Everything and Management) Solution.
According to the company, this platform “encapsulates NTT Com’s vision for software programmable networking, cloud and infrastructure environments.”
The first two service components of the SDx+M Solution suite to launch are the Software-Defined Network Service and the Software-Defined Exchange Service on 30 March. NTT Com also said that new managed services functions to support SDx+M Solution will also launch on the same day.
SDx+M also comprises software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) components: Software-Defined Network Service (SD-NS) and Software-Defined Exchange Service (SD-Exchange).
SD-NS is a platform that allows customers to deploy network functions like SD-WAN and will also provide security functions, remote and mobile connectivity, and monitoring capabilities.
SD-Exchange, meanwhile, offers connectivity between NTT Communications’ enterprise cloud and its data centres as well as multiple cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). This allows customers to establish connectivity for data exchange and disaster recovery between multiple clouds to access various types of data.
Additional functions, such as security and load balancer, will be available on demand at low cost. SD-Exchange enables rapid deployment of hybrid- and multi-cloud environments. For example, customers can immediately establish connectivity for data exchange and disaster recover-as-a-service (DRaaS) between multiple clouds for storage of various types of data.