Service Reinforcement in Asia
Your Best Partner in Supporting the Heart of Your Business in Asia
Hong Kong is increasingly becoming important as a gateway to China and as an ICT hub of the Asian region. Thus the demand for global ICT infrastructure in the area continues to grow amongst multinational companies expanding their businesses. NTT Communciations (NTT Com) further extends its capabilities in the region through data center expansion and the launch of high-quality virtual hosting services, aiming to provide the optimized ICT environment to support customers' businesses.
Major Services in Hong Kong
Hong Kong's First Financial Data Centre
NTT Communications (NTT Com) strengthens Hong Kong SAR's strategic claim as Asia's pre-eminent financial market and ICT Hub with the unveiling of the new Hong Kong Financial Data Centre (FDC). Leveraging the company's wide, ultra-low latency networks and close proximity to the data centre operations of regional exchanges, the purpose-built data centre offers top-notch IT and network infrastructure to address the growing needs for industries like finance and cloud business with the most stringent requirements. The Tier IV ready FDC offers 100% uptime service level and unrivalled security measures to protect the mission-critical data assets of enterprises.
The FDC forms part of NTT Communications' efforts as an information and communications technology (ICT) partner to provide the financial services ecosystem with comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable data centre solutions. Based on Uptime Institute's Tier IV design, the FDC also offers modular design that facilitates hybrid-tiering, a unique advantage in collocating with ASE and the global network node for ultra-low latency connectivity, high capacity to cater for future growth, and robust security at all levels. Under its newly launched Nexcenter™ brand, NTT Com offers world-class quality and full-support, the next generation data centre services.
"Biz Hosting Global," a Global Cloud-based Hosting Platform Now Available
In January 2010, "Biz Hosting Global," a high quality virtual hosting service optimized for global businesses, was launched at premium data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Hosting services utilizing virtualization technology are gaining attention in the field of corporate IT, as an effective method to decrease IT assets, streamline operations, and reduce associated costs. However, companies are experiencing difficulties in trying to introduce virtual hosting services globally, due to differences of environments, service specifications, operation, and support between regions.
"Biz Hosting Global" addresses these issues by providing services under a single "cloud-based" platform anywhere in the world.
NTT Com promotes the usage of virtual hosting services at a global level by providing services with globally unified specifications and a single point of management.
Features and Benefits of the Service
- Rapid deployment and minimum up-front costs: Customers can outsource server design, installation and operation to NTT Com to rapidly launch operations across multiple overseas locations, and at the same time minimize up-front costs.
- Efficient, flexible control of resources: Taking advantage of premium data centers that are connected with NTT Com's high-quality global network, the service enables customers to use resources effectively by flexibly increasing or decreasing server resources for greater cost effectiveness.
- One-stop monitoring and operation via an online portal allows customers to confirm virtual server status, as well as turn virtual servers on/off, for more efficient operation.
- Integration services to combine business applications such as e-mail, web and groupware, taking full advantage of virtualization technology.
Hong Kong, Singapore, U.S., Europe, Japan, Shanghai
Acquisition of One of the Largest Data Centers in Hong Kong
In October 2008, NTT Communications (NTT Com) Group wholly acquired APT Satellite Telecommunications Limited (further referred to as APTT), owner of the Hong Kong Tai Po Data Center, expanding data center facilities in the region.
The Tai Po Data Center, operated by APTT, is one of the largest data centers in Hong Kong, boasting approximately 13,000 m² of server room space. The Tai Po Data Center is qualified as Tier III+, recognized as an international standard level of facility quality, and connected to multiple telecommunications companies enabling a redundant network. Through this high quality facility, NTT Com can offer valuable data center services required by customers in global businesses.
NTT Com and its overseas affiliate NTT Com Asia will further provide a wide variety of services that fulfill the needs of customers expanding into Hong Kong, with abundant experience in providing services to IT and financial industries.
New Office in Macao
NTT Com Asia, a subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), has begun operating a branch office in Macao. Headed by the current EVP of Corporate Planning & Global Solution at NTT Com Asia, Tetsushi Sasago, the Macao Branch will provide multinational corporations, local companies and the Macao government with global network services, IP connectivity, data center, hosting and various ICT solutions from NTT Com.
Overview of NTT Com Asia
(1) Name: NTT Com Asia Limited
(2) Date of Establishment: September, 1999
(3) Summary of Business: Network, system integration and data center services in Hong Kong.
(4) Shareholders: NTT Communications Corporation (100%)
(5) Location: Hong Kong