October 8, 2014
NTT Communications Offers Immediate Self-management of Cloud, Network for Fast Response to Business Environments
- Customers can manage Enterprise Cloud services & VPN/Internet circuit bandwidth -
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced today 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, beginning October 8.
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.
Newly Strengthened Enterprise Cloud
Processes are directly manageable and changes are reflected immediately
Function settings changeable via the customer portal
|Server segment (network
distributed to virtual segment)
*Adding/subtracting VPN circuits handled via application, not customer portal
Newly Added Functions
1) Change VPN circuits connected to cloud infrastructure
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. Customers can choose VPN circuit bandwidth from a best-effort 100 Mbps to a guaranteed 200 Mbps, charged flexibly by the minute for effective cost management. (Please see Attachment 1 for service fee.)
2) Modify Internet circuits connected to cloud infrastructure
The customer portal will allow users immediately to establish or eliminate Internet circuits, as well as change bandwidth and add global IP addresses. Bandwidth can be modified within a wide range, from a best-effort 10 Mbps to a guaranteed 1 Gbps. Customers will be able to change bandwidth flexibly, for example, during peak access on an EC site or for sales campaign. (Please see Attachment 2 for service fee.)
3) Modify server segments
Enterprises will be able to add/delete up to 24 server segments on demand, allowing them to modify system structure in the cloud for short-term optimization. Combining this function with VPN/Internet circuit modifications, customers will be able to manage their network environments and related systems directly and on-demand.
Data Centers Providing New Functions
|1) Change VPN circuits||Initially data center in Kanto region|
|2) Add, change or delete Internet circuits||Initially data center in Kansai region|
|3) Add or delete cloud network segments|
Note: Other locations to be added gradually from November 2014
According to Motoo Tanaka, NTT Com's Senior Vice President of Cloud Services, "Through the application of SDN technology, NTT Com will take the lead in offering enterprises immediate, seamless management of network operations on an on-demand basis via their customer portal. This is part of NTT Com's goal to provide enterprises with the tools they need to grow and expand their enterprises quickly and cost-effectively."
NTT Com will continue to strengthen its Enterprise Cloud service for ICT infrastructure, including by adding more data centers outside Japan and offering enterprises increased functionality for the direct management of core systems. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a telecommunications carrier, NTT Com seamlessly connects its network and cloud services through advanced functions that help customers strengthen their ICT cloud systems for business.
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, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and 130 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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