NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud Goes Global

  NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud Goes Global

The addition of data centers in Singapore, the United States and Europe makes
                         service available worldwide

                   First Enterprise Cloud with SDN Built-In

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 20, 2013

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT
Group (NYSE: NTT), today announced the global availability of the NTT
Communications Enterprise Cloud, its virtualized Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS) offering, with the availability of data centers in the United States,
the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. NTT Com launched its groundbreaking
Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based Enterprise Cloud via data centers in
Japan and Hong Kong in June 2012. The addition of data centers in Singapore,
Virginia and California in the US, and England makes the Enterprise Cloud
available on a global basis. NTT Com anticipates opening three more data
centers in Australia, Malaysia and Thailand in March 2013, to further enhance
global coverage.

Since launching Enterprise Cloud last year, NTT Com has gained clients and
seen strong interest from global enterprises who view Enterprise Cloud as a
flexible extension of their own data centers, enabling them to connect
existing private networks to the cloud and gain additional cost-optimized and
secure compute capacity. As a global provider with multiple data center
locations, NTT Com is able to offer clients cloud-based services where they
need them most, while enhancing self-management and maintaining single,
minimal-resource contracts with single-support contact.

“NTT Com understands the enterprise client, their struggles, goals and needs,”
said Mr. Motoo Tanaka, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at NTT Com.
“Being truly enterprise class is what makes NTT Com the leading partner of
choice for client cloud transformation through comprehensive cloud lifecycle
services, and is what has led us to develop this real-world cloud, built on a
foundation of advisory, migration, operational and management services.” To
illustrate the benefits, Mr. Tanaka spoke about four clients already using the
Enterprise Cloud platform:

  *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.

“NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud is a full-layer, self-manageable virtual
private cloud that is now global, and growing to incorporate virtualized
networks in eight countries and nine locations by March 2013,” said Mr.
Tanaka.

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.

For details about services, please visit www.ntt.com/enterprise_cloud. NTT
Com, under its Global Cloud Vision announced in October 2011, is leveraging
its strengths as a telecom operator to provide total ICT outsourcing services,
from networks and data centers to applications, all on a seamless, end-to-end,
one-stop basis, to meet customer needs for cloud-based ICT systems.


Supporting Resources                          
NTT Communications Corporation:                 www.ntt.com
NTT America:                                    www.us.ntt.com
NTT Com Asia:                                   www.hk.ntt.com
NTT Europe:                                     www.eu.ntt.com
NTT Singapore:                                  www.sg.ntt.com
NTT Communications Global Cloud Vision:         www.ntt.com/global-ict/
NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud Web site:   www.ntt.com/enterprise_cloud
NTT Communications Blog:                        www.nttcom.tv


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About NTT Communications

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 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.

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