June 14, 2017
NTT Com to Launch "API Gateway as a Service" for Easy Connection of APIs Needed to Build Digital Businesses
– Connects external-system APIs and accelerates xTech connections –
TOKYO, JAPAN --- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), announced today that it will launch API* Gateway as a Service, which companies will use for the integrated management of APIs of multiple systems and the connection of these APIs with external systems, from the middle of July.
*: Application Programing Interface
NTT Com's new service will enable customers to manage authentication and access rights on a unified basis with great efficiency, even in the case of numerous APIs. API mashup, a standard feature, will enable fast, easy API connection with other services for the creation of new digital businesses. System maintenance and operation functions are included in flexible service plans. Optional services include consulting on open APIs and support program for system deployment.
- API gateway for management of key functions
In addition to integrating the API specifications of various interfaces and authorizing APIs on a unified basis, the service will simplify rights management for controlling group access (Attachment 1) and will offer robust security, including for DDoS attacks and managed security (see Appendix 2 for full list of functions).
- Selectable plans for IaaS platforms and maintenance/operation
The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform initially will be compatible with both NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud and Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure. Other IaaS will be added going forward for compatibility with an increasingly broad range of customer environments. High-quality maintenance and operations support will enable customers to focus on digital business development without having to allocate human resources for API management, system construction (see Attachment3 for full service menu). Customers should contact NTT Com directly for service price quotes.
Going forward, NTT Com will strengthen its collaboration with SaaS providers worldwide to expand API Gateway as a Service with optional services, such as backend functions for billing and payments for digital businesses. Also, additional compatible clouds, beginning with NTT DATA's cloud services, will be added in the foreseeable future to enable use with customers' existing cloud environments.
NTT Com will deliver a presentation (Japanese only) on API Gateway as a Service during Google Cloud Next ‘17 in Tokyo, which will take place on June 14 and 15.
New technologies such as xTech, FinTech, RetailTech, AgriTech and EdTech have been attracting attention in fields such as financial, logistics, agriculture and education. xTech is a strategy for publishing big data and systems, which enterprises conventionally store internally, by converting them into APIs that can be used to create digital businesses.
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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