October 22, 2012
NTT Communications Advances Global Cloud Vision at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012
New York, NY & Orlando, FL – October 22, 2012 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and its wholly owned subsidiary NTT America, today announced executives will share insight into transformative networking trends such as software-defined networking (SDN) and virtualization for the global cloud with IT industry leaders at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012. NTT Communications is a sponsor of the Gartner event, which is one of the world’s most important annual gatherings of CIOs and senior IT executives.
Gartner Recognizes NTT as #1 Communications Service Provider (CSP)
In April 2012, Gartner released the firm’s Market Share Analysis: Top 30 Communications Service Provider Rankings, Worldwide, 2011.1 Gartner ranked NTT the #1 communications service provider in the world, based on telecom service revenues of the top 30 communications service providers worldwide. In addition, commanding 7.4 percent of the global telecom services market, NTT was identified as the worldwide market share leader.
Expert Engagement Opportunities for Event Attendees
NTT Communications will have a significant presence at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012, taking place in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on October 21 – 25, 2012. Company cloud experts will be available to discuss and demonstrate the company’s Recovery as a Service (RaaS) portfolio at booth number 1021 in the Data Center and IT Operations Marketplace. In August 2012, NTT Communications expanded its RaaS portfolio in the US with the addition of Cloud Recovery, an enterprise-grade, cloud-based replication solution that meets the strict requirements of enterprises seeking to ensure business continuity for their mission-critical applications in the event of planned or unplanned outages. Cloud Recovery affords clients across the United States the opportunity to seamlessly re-direct end-users from production to replica environments in minutes.
NTT Family Companies – NTT Com, Dimension Data and NTT DATA – Host VIP Reception
Executive teams from three NTT Group companies – NTT Com, Dimension Data and NTT DATA – will host an NTT Group VIP Reception at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on the evening of October 24.
Executives Lead Workshop on Software-defined Networking (SDN)
On October 24 from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. EDT, NTT America’s President and CEO, Kazuhiro Gomi, and CTO, Doug Junkins, will facilitate the workshop, “Improving Productivity and Reducing Costs: Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Virtualization and the Global Cloud.” This interactive workshop will address what companies need to know now to formulate or enhance their global cloud strategy and action plan, covering opportunities and benefits of software-defined networking and network virtualization for the global cloud. Mr. Gomi, who was recently appointed to board of directors of NTT Com, is responsible for the direction and leadership of NTT America’s mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives, as well as for fostering a culture of success. Mr. Junkins, as NTT America’s CTO, is responsible for the company’s technology procurement strategy and vendor selection, industry relations and standardization efforts, and product portfolio coordination across the Global IP Network, Data Center Services and Global Solutions business units. NTT Com is the first provider to apply SDN technology through the OpenFlow API to its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, the new Enterprise Cloud. SDN supports clients with significant cloud capacity requirements, allowing for optimized traffic flows and cloud workloads between and among data center facilities and separate clouds. The technology sustains a more nimble and scalable provisioning model for on-demand delivery.
NTT Com Gains Innovator-Edge with New Enterprise Cloud
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo attendees will learn more about NTT Com’s recent launch of the world’s first globally seamless enterprise cloud service to incorporate OpenFlow network virtualization technology for networks built within and between data centers. The service is initially provided via NTT Com data centers in Japan and Hong Kong, followed by data centers in the United States (two locations), the United Kingdom and Singapore in December and in Australia, Malaysia and Thailand in March 2013. The service features a no-cost broadband connection from this new enterprise cloud solution to NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One cloud based enterprise network.
NTT Com’s new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, Enterprise Cloud, provides global cloud resources that enterprise customers can easily control and manage to optimize their IT costs and support the global expansion of corporate operations.
Many multinational enterprises with growing global operations are struggling with long lead times to expand and modify their IT systems, which can delay their response to rapid changes in the market. NTT Com solves this dilemma by providing flexible cloud services, employing virtualized servers and networks, and a convenient customer portal, to enable automatic system changes.
“We believe the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo provides the ideal venue for NTT Group’s family of companies to collaboratively reinforce NTT’s position as a leading global IT partner to the leaders of the IT industry. Our multi-layered participation in this influential industry event advances the NTT Communications Cloud Vision, which calls for a seamless cloud for the world, enabling enterprises to expand their business globally,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, President and CEO, NTT America.
NTT Communications Corporation: www.ntt.com/index-e.html
NTT America: www.us.ntt.com
NTT Communications Blog: http://www.nttcom.tv/
NTT Communications Global Cloud Vision: http://www.ntt.com/global-ict/
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012: http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/orlando/
Open Networking Foundation: https://www.opennetworking.org/membership/members
Fortune Global 500: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2012/full_list/
Gartner’s Market Share Analysis: Top 30 Communications Service Provider Rankings, Worldwide, 2011:
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1Gartner, Inc., Market Share Analysis: Top 30 Communications Service Provider Rankings, Worldwide, 2011, Wm. L. Hahn, Margaret Schoener, April 26, 2012.
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 130 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications' extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centres in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html