NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a subsidiary of the NTT Group that specialises in provision of ICT infrastructure and services, announced last week (February 21, 2013) the global availability of "its virtualised Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering."
Called the NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud, the service was launched in June last year as a unique Software-Defined Networking or SDN-based setup enabled by data centres located in Japan and Hong Kong. The latest announcement was due to the latest addition of data centres in Singapore, England and the US, which according to the NTT Com representatives, "makes the Enterprise Cloud available on a global basis." They further said that they expect to open three more data centres in March, one each in Thailand, Malaysia and Australia.
The executives at NTT Com reiterated what they believed to the Enterprise Cloud's key selling points-global service delivery and support, cost optimization, flexibility and scalability in deployment and operations, management simplicity, free connectivity or access to the service, and high availability and security-and cited four major clients that have gained from its early adoption.
These clients, which remain unnamed, include companies in manufacturing, retail and media and were said to have derived benefits gleaned from activities in systems integration and consolidation, as well as information security and business continuity work. Their successful efforts at driving and supporting high business growth were also attributed to their respective move on the NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud.
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