September 30, 2019
NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud To Provide Wasabi Hot Cloud Object Storage for Massive Data Storage
—APAC's first region opened to Tokyo, following US and Europe—
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), announced today that it will offer low-cost, scalable object storage through its new Enterprise Cloud Wasabi Object Storage service beginning October 1. The service will be delivered in collaboration with Wasabi Technologies, Inc. (Wasabi), an object storage service provider founded in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2016. Object storage is a storage architecture that handles data in units of objects.
As an introductory campaign, customers of NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud service will be allowed to use Enterprise Cloud Wasabi Object Storage (U.S. and Netherlands regions) free of charge through the end of October.
Enterprise Cloud Wasabi Object Storage is one of the functions of NTT Com's newly launched Smart Data Platform, which provides data-focused businesses with comprehensive data-utilization functions for corporate digital transformation (DX).
The use of unstructured data such as documents, movies, images and audio are increasing at an exceedingly high pace. For companies that must use massive amounts of data for their DX initiatives, secure, large-capacity storage is indispensable.
NTT Com's new service provides secure storage of virtually unlimited data, backed by the company's highly reliable Enterprise Cloud. Unlike conventional storage, which requires time to read data from magnetic tapes, this new service allows data to be read at high speed at any time. In addition, by linking with Smart Data Platform functions for interconnection, etc., secure data analysis and centralized management is possible in public clouds.
David Friend, president, CEO and co-founder of Wasabi, said, "Our collaboration with NTT Com will provide disruptively low cost, high performance and infinitely scalable cloud storage service for data utilization to the APAC region and beyond. We look forward to creating new value and contributing to global digital transformation through this exciting partnership."
- Low-cost, high performance Amazon S3-compatible storage
The service is highly durable (99.999999999%) and enables free data transfer, including uploading, downloading and API requests. It can be used in the same way as the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), the object storage of Amazon Web Services, through API integration. Moreover, the service's ultra-fast data write/read speed ensures higher performance than Amazon S3.
- Flexible selection of global regions according to customer's environment.
The first APAC region will be opened in NTT Com's data center in Tokyo in December 2019. Customers will be able to store data in Japan, the U.S. and the EU regions according to their specific environments and data storage needs
- Links with Smart Data Platform for optimal data utilization
Optimal data utilization can be achieved by connecting the service with Smart Data Platform functions for interconnection, AI data analysis, etc. For example, IoT data collected at factories and stored with the service could be accessed for deep learning through NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud or a public cloud to improve product quality or production efficiency. Or, medical image data, such as CT and MRI images, could be stored and then accessed as a single data set for efficient AI-supported diagnosis.
NTT Com has launched its Smart Data Platform service and ecosystem as a DX Enabler™ that supports the DX initiatives of its customers. Going forward, the company will offer additional services and functions, such as data integration and voice digital transformation, for safe and secure data utilization.
About NTT Communications
NTT Communications solves the world's technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 450,000m2 of the world's most advanced data center facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities in technology world are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Ltd., NTT Data, and NTT DOCOMO, we are NTT Group.
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Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price of Amazon, faster than the competition, and features no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi is solely focused on providing the world's best cloud object storage service. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the cloud storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and our blog.