Service Reinforcement in Asia
World-class Quality Data Center Opened in a World Renowned Manufacturing Base
Global multinational companies are expanding into Vietnam one after another, as the region gains attention as a new manufacturing base in Asia. However, as these companies expand into the region, the stability of ICT infrastructure is becoming an ever more important issue. NTT Communications (NTT Com) became the first Japanese company in Vietnam to offer ICT infrastructure environments through data centers that are of Tier III quality.
Major Services in Vietnam
Premium Data Center Established in Hanoi
In April 2009, Global Data Service JSC (GDS) (*1), a joint venture between NTT Com and Vietnam's largest telecommunications carrier Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Group (VNPT) (*2), opened a world-class data center in Hanoi, Vietnam. The "Hanoi Thang Long Data Center" is a premium data center, which provides service levels equivalent to Tier III, a standard widely recognized as being an international standard level.
By leveraging VNPT's ample domestic network and NTT Com's extensive, high-quality international network, as well as its expertise in designing and operating global data centers, NTT Com Group provides high-quality data center services that meet the needs of global businesses.
Utilizing this data center, NTT Com Group offers total one-stop solutions including consultation, planning, design, and maintenance of corporate systems.
Features and Benefits of the Data Center
(1) World-class quality that fully complies with NTT Com standards, which cover a wide range of conditions amounting to some 130 items (*3)
(2) Extensive redundancy for commercial power supply, air conditioning, UPS, and electricity generation and distribution, with no single point of failure, as well as high levels of security measures
(3) Network connectivity supported by multiple carriers and Internet service providers
(4) Safe and secure operations
(5) Trilingual support in English, Japanese, and Vietnamese
We cater to the wide range of needs from small and mid-sized businesses to large scale business requirements.
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Joint capital data center management company, funded by VNPT Group (60%), and NTT Com (40%).
*2: Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT)
Vietnam's largest telecommunications carrier, owned 100% by the Vietnam government. Services offerings include domestic, international, mobile and data communications.
*3: NTT Com Data Center Standards
Standard covering approximately 130 items, based on NTT Com's decade long data center operation know-how and worldwide standards (and de facto standards) from the Telecommunications Industry Association, The Uptime Institute, and ASHRAE.
NTT Com to Open Data Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
NTT Communications(NTT Com) will open its premium-level Ho Chi Minh City Data Center, the company's second data center in the rapidly growing Vietnamese market, in Ho Chi Minh City during the winter of 2011.
Global Data Service JSC (GDS), a joint venture between NTT Com and the government-owned Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Group, the largest telecom in Vietnam, will construct and operate the facility.
NTT Com opened its first Vietnamese data center, the Thang Long Data Center, in Hanoi in April 2009. GDS operates the facility.
Both Ho Chi Minh City Data Center and Thang Long Data Center are designed for full compliance with NTT Com's high standards for uniform, world-class data-center services, facilities and operations. Covering a wide range of some 360 operational items, the standards are closely aligned with those of globally recognized organizations, including the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), The Uptime Institute, Inc. (TUI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).
Ho Chi Minh City, the country's largest urban center with a population of 7.12 million, continues to grow and develop as people from around the nation are attracted to job opportunities in the city. On a broader nationwide scale, Vietnam, already one of Asia's core production bases, is now seeing its domestic market potential expand, as the country's population continues to grow and purchasing power further rises. Following the establishment of a manufacturing base for exports, the Vietnamese economy is now developing service, finance and insurance sectors, as well as manufacturing targeted at growing domestic demand.
Companies with domestic sales networks are increasingly demanding solutions requiring data centers, such as hosted servers and secure remote access to corporate networks. With the coming addition of a second premium data center in the country, NTT Com expects to help these companies maintain stride with the country's dash to greater economic progress.
Tier-1 Global IPv6/IPv4 Transit Service in Vietnam
NTT Communications (NTT Com) and the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) jointly announced an agreement to cooperate in providing Internet service providers (ISPs) and Internet content providers (ICPs) in Vietnam with global access via NTT Com's Tier-1 network, beginning no later than the end of June.
NTT Com will work with local partners to provide direct connection to NTT Com's Tier-1 network via VNNIC-prepared infrastructure. The result will give ISPs and ICPs a new option for providing customers with enhanced, low-latency Internet environments and robust connection to content and services worldwide. NTT Com's Tier-1 IP backbone network offers direct connections to ISPs in more than 150 countries.
The collaboration also will enable VNNIC, an IPv6 facilitator, to provide companies in Vietnam with IPv6/IPv4 dual-stack connectivity to the world-class Tier-1 IPv6 network powered by NTT Com. Strengthened development of IPv6 in Vietnam will represent an important milestone in the ongoing global effort to move beyond the limitations of IPv4 technologies.
Launching Network Services in Vietnam
NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced that Global Data Services JSC (GDS), a joint venture between NTT Com and Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications (VNPT), has begun offering a wide range of domestic and international network services in Vietnam after becoming the first foreign-capital enterprise to obtain a telecom network license from the Ministry of Information and Communication on November 26.
The following services were launched on December 13, 2012 based on the new license:
- Domestic data network service (multicarrier)
- Direct connection to domestic Internet exchanges (IX)
- Internet access
- Video conferencing and teleconferencing
Together with sales subsidiary NTT Communications (Vietnam), the NTT Com group is now offering total information & communication technology (ICT) services to multinational companies in Vietnam.