September 13, 2016
NTT Communications Platform Achieves First Certification by Cloud Foundry Foundation in Japan
TOKYO, JAPAN — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, today announced that it has become the first Japanese company to have its multi-cloud platform certified by Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform. This certification is part of the industry's only program designed to establish reliable portability across platforms in multi-vendor, multi-cloud environments.
Cloud Foundry, collectively developed by multiple companies including leading manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services companies, is an open-source cloud PaaS on which developers can build, deploy, run and scale applications on public and private cloud models.
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is a nonprofit organization and operates under an open “governance by contribution" model.
Customers of NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud, the cloud service for enterprises available in 11 countries, and platforms provided by nine other certified providers can shift applications easily since they all adopt common core components of Cloud Foundry open source technology, allowing them to benefit from the unified structure of application execution platform, API and command-line user interface. This additionally enables customers to use services without the risk of being locked in to a single cloud vendor.
Customers benefit from rapid delivery through the adoption by NTT Com of Cloud Foundry open-source developments into its own service development. Going forward, NTT Com plans to deliver connectivity via its Arcstar Universal One private network service, and its virtual private cloud enabling customers to use Cloud Foundry in dedicated environments, thereby meeting the demand of enterprises for strengthened security and compliance. Leveraging the open characteristics of the Cloud Foundry platform, NTT Com will further support its customers by delivering an open ecosystem on a global basis through collaboration with other Cloud Foundry partners.
Having delivered cloud services incorporating Cloud Foundry since 2012, NTT Com is one of the earliest adopters of their PaaS model to serve enterprise customers, and in particular the first global provider in the APAC region. As a founder in 2012 of the Cloud Foundry Group Japan, NTT Com has helped to encourage its adoption by enterprise customers in that country. In addition, NTT Corporation (NTT) has participated as a Gold Member of the global Cloud Foundry Foundation since its establishment in 2014, highlighting the support for Cloud Foundry across the entire NTT Group.
About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard multicloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: http://www.cloudfoundry.org.
About NTT Communications Corporation
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 the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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