NTT Communications Shares Vision at Open Networking Summit (ONS)

  NTT Communications Shares Vision at Open Networking Summit (ONS)

     Premier event features two NTT Com leaders and OpenFlow switch demo

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 3, 2014

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the data, cloud and international
communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced the details of
its participation in the Open Networking Summit (ONS) in Santa Clara, CA,
highlighting its leading role in software-defined networking (SDN)-based
network transformation. NTT Com Senior Vice President of Service
Infrastructure Yukio Ito will speak on SDN at NTT Com and collaborative
initiatives to accelerate SDN adoption. NTT America’s Senior Solutions
Engineer Todd Ridgway will give a talk on leveraging SDN to deliver innovative
and differentiated cloud services to enterprises. NTT Com will also
demonstrate an OpenFlow communications protocol-based system architecture, a
high-performance OpenFlow switch, and an OpenFlow validator.

Participation at ONS

At ONS 2014, NTT Com will offer its perspective on the direction and
possibilities of new architectures, products and services. “We are honored and
delighted to return to ONS as a Visionary Sponsor and share experiences with
next-generation SDN technologies,” said Mr. Ito, who is also an Open
Networking Foundation (ONF) Board Member and chairman of the Okinawa Open
Laboratory. “This is an exciting time for the networking industry, and we look
forward to several days of high-level discussions with partners in the
expanding SDN ecosystem.”

In a plenary session on Tuesday, March 4, Mr. Ito will talk about how NTT Com
is accelerating its development and deployment of OpenFlow/SDN, SDN-enabled
services and significant SDN projects underway in Asia/Pacific. In a theater
presentation Mr. Ridgway will address how NTT Com is leveraging SDN to deliver
innovative and differentiated cloud services to enterprises. NTT Com will also
demonstrate 1) A Multiple southbound interface control Platform and Portal
system or AMPP, a configurable system architecture that accommodates both
OpenFlow switches and command line interface (CLI)-based network devices; 2)
Lagopus Switch, a scalable, high-performance and elastic software-based
OpenFlow switch that leverages multi-core CPUs and network I/O to achieve
10Gbps level-flow processing; and 3) the Versatile OpenFlow Validator or VOLT,
a first of a kind system that can validate flow entries and analyze network
failures in OpenFlow environments. NTT Com’s booth number is 403.

A Catalyst for SDN Growth

Over the past year, NTT Com has played an instrumental role in promoting SDN,
a sector of technology and services that analysts believe is poised for
tremendous growth. NTT Com, NEC Corporation and IIGA Co. have jointly
established the Okinawa Open Laboratory to develop SDN and cloud computing
technologies. The laboratory, which opened in May 2013, has invited engineers
from private companies and academic organizations in Japan and other countries
to work at the facility on the development of SDN and cloud-computing
technologies and verification for commercial use. Study results will be
distributed widely to the public.

In September 2013, NTT, NTT Com, NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi launched the “Open
Innovation over Network Platforms” research and development (R&D) project.
Also known as the “O[3 ]Project” (for open, organic and optimum), the
initiative is based on research consigned via Japan’s Ministry of Internal
Affairs and Communications and is jointly promoted by the five companies.

The O[3 ]Project is the world’s first R&D project that seeks to make a variety
of wide area network (WAN) elements compatible with SDN, including platforms
for comprehensively integrating and managing multiple varieties of WAN
infrastructure and applications. The project aims to achieve wide area SDN
that will enable telecommunications carriers to reduce the time to design,
construct and change networks by approximately 90%  when compared to
conventional methods. This will enable service providers to dramatically
reduce the time needed to establish and withdraw services. In the future,
enterprises will be able to enjoy services by simply installing the
specialized application for services, such as a big data application, 8K HD
video broadcasting and global enterprise intranet, and at the same time, an
optimum network for the services will be provided promptly.


The event is owned and operated by Open Networking Summits, Inc., the only
non-profit conference organization committed to furthering the OpenFlow
Standard and Software Defined Networking. Founded in 2011, ONS was the first
SDN-focused event and the only one created, supported and attended by the
inventors of SDN. The Summit is committed to creating a forum that expands the
ecosystem, fosters frank discussions and delivers the highest quality content
to ensure the entire ecosystem of adopters, vendors, operators, executives and
investors can continue to lead the development of the networks of the future.

Open Networking Summit 2014 will be held from March 3-5 at the Santa Clara
Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

About NTT Communications Corporation

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 IPv4/IPv6 Global Tier-1 IP Network,
Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching more than 190 countries/regions,
and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the
global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO
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