- One manufacturer realized dramatic results after integrating systems to the cloud that had become scattered as a result of rapid globalization: From 1700 servers to 500 servers and 500 virtual machines; from 200 locations with an on-premise system to 50; and from 20 network carriers to 1.
- A global retailer looking to support rapid business growth due to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and geographic expansion moved from separate procurement of servers and data centers to a single information and communications technology (ICT) platform using 50% fewer network carriers, with integrated management and uniform services for newly launched stores throughout the world.
- A large media company seeking to strengthen business continuity planning (BCP) and business efficiency was able to reduce its overconcentration of data centers in one metropolis and total cost of ownership (TCO) for ICT systems by migrating from a system with 500 servers to an integrated platform using cloud hosting and 90 servers.
- Another retailer growing rapidly due to M&A needed to reduce IT costs and sought to benefit from centralized operations; it did so by exchanging its ICT assets (including 500 servers) for cloud hosting, reducing its data centers from five to one and realizing system optimization through an integrated customer portal.
- A second manufacturer aiming to outsource its ICT assets, achieve greater ICT resource flexibility and reduce its CO 2 footprint transitioned from an overall system of 1500 virtual and physical servers scattered among multiple data centers to an entirely cloud-based platform.
Working with enterprises looking to move to the cloud and optimize ICT systems, NTT Com provides advisory services to identify the appropriate applications and any business processes affected; migration services in which NTT Com leverages technologies to migrate existing applications and their underlying data to the cloud; and operational and management services where NTT Com provides ongoing IaaS support. Driving the overall value proposition is the unification of virtual network and virtual server technology.NTT Com uses virtualization technologies for both compute and network resources including Openflow standards for its path-breaking virtualization of the network. Having launched Enterprise Cloud in 2012 as the world’s first cloud service to incorporate Openflow, the open source protocol that enables SDN, NTT Com has continued to leverage this technology to reduce network complexity, which saves on costs and time in ways that help clients. Providing the necessary connections within and between NTT Com’s data centers, SDN technology enables upward and downward-scalable Bandwidth on Demand (BoD), a key to offering Recovery as a Service (RaaS), and provides a portal for customers to view and use globally distributed data centers as a single pool of resources. The aggressive adoption of SDN combined with NTT Com’s unmatched global assets and experience in the world of enterprise colocation, managed hosting, on and off-premise equipment, data centers, public and private networks and cloud technology distinguish Enterprise Cloud from other platforms with less depth or breadth. That combination of technology, experience and assets drives the primary features of Enterprise Cloud:
- Global solutions: With service in eight countries (nine locations) by March 2013, Enterprise Cloud offers seamless global linkage, supported by global data backup, meeting the needs of multinational businesses, especially those with strategic developments in Asia Pacific.
- Cost optimization: Clients architect their cloud according to need, enabling just the right resources to be utilized and pay-per-use invoicing.
- Flexibility & Scalability: Clients have 100 percent guaranteed compute resources and can begin with as little as 1 GHz CPU, 50GB storage and 1GB memory, increasing incrementally to meet their overall requirements. With SDN/Openflow, BoD allows for faster backups.
- Simplicity: An SDN-driven portal gives clients a single dashboard to obtain real-time resource use; to configure virtual machines, firewalls and load balancers; and to make other add/modify/delete (AMD) changes without opening a support ticket.
- Free access to service: Clients who use NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based Virtual Private Network (VPN), which reaches more than 140 secure data centers worldwide, gain access to the Enterprise Cloud over this connection without charge.
- High availability: NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud features Service Level Agreements (SLAs) of 99.99 percent availability and advanced security through a variety of options.
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About NTT CommunicationsNTT 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 leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 140 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Communications | Facebook@NTT Communications | LinkedIn@NTT Communications NTT, NTT Communications, and the NTT Communications logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION and/or its affiliates. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2013 NTT Communications