NTT Communications Shares Expertise at Open Networking Summit (ONS), Extends Leadership in SDN Research and Implementation

  NTT Communications Shares Expertise at Open Networking Summit (ONS), Extends
  Leadership in SDN Research and Implementation

  Premier event features three NTT Com leaders and breakthrough gateway demo

Open Networking Summit 2013

Business Wire

NEW YORK & SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 15, 2013

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT
(NYSE: NTT), today announced details of its participation in this week’s Open
Networking Summit (ONS) in Santa Clara, CA, highlighting the company’s
continued leadership in software-defined networking (SDN). Three NTT Com
executives will deliver talks addressing aspects of SDN strategy, operations
and development. NTT Com will also demonstrate the operational efficiencies of
a gateway to the Enterprise Cloud platform it launched in 2012.

As the first service provider in the world to embrace SDN and the OpenFlow
communications interface, NTT Com launched its SDN-based Enterprise Cloud in
June 2012 via data centers in Japan and Hong Kong. With the addition of data
centers in Singapore, England, and Virginia and California in the United
States, the Enterprise Cloud became available on a global basis in February
2013. Within this spring, NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud will include SDN in eight
countries and ten locations. Clients have used the self-manageable Enterprise
Cloud platform to flexibly extend their own data centers, gaining
cost-optimized and secure compute capacity as a result.

“NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud is gaining traction in several sectors,
especially among global manufacturers looking to consolidate systems and
assets,” said Mr. Yukio Ito, Senior Vice President of Service Infrastructure
at NTT Com. “Global enterprises continue to look to NTT Com as a partner of
choice for real-world cloud transformation, relying on our foundation of
advisory, migration, operational and management services.”

“Successful enterprise clouds will need to provide flexible connectivity at a
speed and price point that mirrors the rapid and low-cost delivery of virtual
machines,” said Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, a division
of UBM Tech. “Current approaches todata center networking don’t scale and are
expensive because of the level of manual configuration involved. NTT Com’s
early adoption of SDN gives it the opportunity to transform customer
experience of cloud services, as well as the operational costs associated with
running them. NTT Com is therefore in a strong position to lead the global
market for cloud services going forward.”

On Wednesday, April 17, during a plenary session at ONS, Mr. Ito will discuss
the impact of SDN on enterprise cloud computing, NTT Com’s creation of a
cloud-VPN gateway and virtual extensions of the LAN, and the future of SDN
development. In two additional talks at ONS, Mr. Nayan Naik, Director of
Product Strategy for NTT America, will present use cases and a high-level
overview of NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud; and on Tuesday, April 16, Mr. Ichiro
Fukuda, Associate Director of SDN and Cloud Technology at NTT Innovation
Institute Inc. (NTT I^3), NTT’s new R&D center in San Mateo, California, will
speak to software developers working in the new environment created by SDN’s
separation of control and data planes.

At its booth, NTT Com will demo (i) a gateway between its Arcstar Universal
One VPN service and Enterprise Cloud and (ii) a customer portal for the
Enterprise Cloud showing its self-manageable SDN platform. A path-breaking
model and use case of operational efficiency for service providers, the
gateway is designed to bridge NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud with its MPLS-based
VPN, which reaches more than 150 countries worldwide. Along with NTT Com’s
seamless and on-premise LAN extension and numbering scheme, this gateway is in
a technical verification phase, with launch planned for mid-2013.

This year’s ONS arrives as interest in understanding SDN and network functions
virtualization (NFV) accelerates and the industry looks to pioneers such as
NTT Com for continued leadership. A non-profit event created by the founders
of SDN to share and explore key developments and deployments in the world of
SDN and OpenFlow, ONS is the premier event to meet peers, exchange ideas and
knowledge and discuss real problems in need of solutions. Last year’s event
drew representatives from more than 250 companies and 26 different countries.
NTT Com is a Visionary Sponsor of ONS. NTT Com also is a leader of the Open
Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit consortium dedicated to the
transformation of networking through the development and standardization of
SDN architecture, including the OpenFlow protocol standard. Mr. Ito represents
NTT Com as a member of the ONF Board of Directors.

Event Hashtag

The official hashtag of the Open Networking Summit is #ONS2013.

Multimedia: SDN Video

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Multimedia: SDN Graphics

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http://www.nttcom.tv/2013/04/08/ntt-communications-to-demo-sdn-control-via-the-customer-portal/

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Supporting Resources

                                           
NTT Communications Corporation:                   www.ntt.com
NTT America:                                      www.us.ntt.com
NTT I^3:                                          www.nttmcl.com
NTT Communications Global Cloud                   www.ntt.com/global-ict/
Vision:
NTT Communications Enterprise                     www.ntt.com/enterprise_cloud
Cloud Web site:
NTT Communications Blog:                          www.nttcom.tv
Open Networking Foundation:                       www.opennetworking.org
Open Networking Summit:                           opennetsummit.org/index.html
Heavy Reading Research Report: SDN & the Future of the Telecom Ecosystem:
http://www.heavyreading.com/details.asp?sku_id=2888&skuitem_itemid=1436


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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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