NTT offers solution for cloud self-management

Staff writer
23 Oct 2014

NTT Com announced that the customer portal of its Enterprise Cloud service will offer immediate on-demand management of cloud-connected Internet and VPN circuits, as well as cloud-based settings for server and network segments in virtual servers.

In addition to adding/subtracting server resources, the service will enable changes in connected circuit bandwidth, the addition of network segments, and changes in VPN circuit-routing information. There will be no charge for these functions.

The operation of cloud ICT infrastructure requires the cloud and network to be managed on a unified basis. In many cases, however, changes are not reflected immediately and cannot be centralized. Until now, network operations within ICT infrastructure have been relatively burdensome in terms of workload and limited flexibility, unlike server resources.

In the near future, however, Enterprise Cloud will enable enterprises to accelerate business expansion and reduce workload by directly managing network settings, including VPN and Internet circuits, as well as existing settings for items such as compute resources, storage and network machines such as firewalls.

The customer portal will enable users immediately to change VPN bandwidth and routing information in NTT Com's Arcstar Universal One service.

Customers can flexibly self-manage a wide range of menu items, from a best-effort 100 Mbps to a guaranteed 200 Mbps for Internet circuits. Network configurations can be changed to meet temporary needs, such as backing up data from a customer office to a remote office, system migration, or increased system access during fiscal year-ends.

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