NTT Communications Caps 12 Months of SDN Innovation and Deployments

  NTT Communications Caps 12 Months of SDN Innovation and Deployments

Open Networking Summit (ONS) features two NTT Com leaders and OpenFlow switch

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 company's
engagement at ONS 2014 in Santa Clara, CA follows a year of continued
commercial deployment of its SDN services, recognition and awards for its SDN
solutions, and premier customer wins for its SDN-based Enterprise Cloud.

Participation at ONS

In a plenary session on Tuesday, March 4, NTT Com Senior Vice President of
Service Infrastructure Yukio 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
NTT America’s Senior Solutions Engineer Todd 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 is a
Visionary Sponsor of ONS. The company’s booth number is 403.

Real-world SDN Deployments, Award-winning SDN Solutions

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. Enterprise Cloud became available on a global basis in February
2013 and now employs SDN within and between datacenters in nine countries and
eleven locations. In July 2013, NTT Com launched the world’s first SDN-based
cloud migration service, On-premises Connection. The service facilitates
smooth, flexible transitions to the cloud by connecting customer on-premises
systems with NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud via the Internet using SDN technology.

On-premises Connection substantially reduces the workload normally required to
design and configure on-premises networks. Highly secure and fast, the service
transfers encrypted data between on-premises systems and NTT Com’s Enterprise
Cloud via the Internet at up to 100 Mbps. SDN technology enables clients to
make changes promptly and flexibly, such as adjusting bandwidth to transfer
large data in off-peak hours. On-demand use helps to minimize the cost of
cloud migration because payment for the service, including gateway equipment,
is on a per-day basis.

The next step in NTT Com’s SDN roadmap is the planned March 2014 introduction
of Arcstar Universal One Virtual Option service, which will allow clients to
easily create, use and control overlay networks on-demand via existing
corporate networks or the Internet, using SDN virtual technology. The Arcstar
Universal One Virtual Option initially will be available in 21 countries,
including Japan, the US, Singapore, the UK, Hong Kong, Germany and Australia,
eventually expanding to 30 countries.

Arcstar Universal One Virtual Option clients can create flexible, secure,
low-cost, on-demand networks simply by installing an app on a PC, smart phone
or similar device, or by using an adapter. Integrated management and operation
of newly created virtual networks will be possible using the NTT Com Business
Portal, which greatly reduces the time to add or change network
configurations. NTT Com studies show clients can expect to reduce costs by up
to 60% and shorten the configuration period by up 80% compared to the
conventional establishment.

In an award-winning deployment, NTT Com developed a nationwide SDN solution
for uncompressed HDTV video that was provided to commercial television
stations in Japan. The solution enables stable transmission of uncompressed HD
video images between the 128 members of the Japanese Commercial Broadcasters
Association via a large-capacity and highly reliable network. By using SDN
technology, the solution offers simplified functionality to broadcasters by
enabling automatic reflection of setting changes, such as the bandwidth
requirements of each station according to their program schedule. By centrally
managing the network, the technology flexibly and efficiently manages traffic
to ensure the flawless and timely transmission of vast amounts of data between
stations. This NTT Com SDN solution received the Innovation Award in Content
Delivery in September 2013 at IBC2013, an influential international
broadcasting industry event.

Industry Recognition & Premier Customers for Enterprise Cloud

NTT Com’s SDN-based services are driving efficiencies among premier customers
and garnering industry acclaim. NTT Com is helping Yamaha Motor slash ICT
costs and increase uptime and service levels through a multi-year cloud
migration of Yamaha’s mission-critical systems, using NTT Com’s Enterprise
Cloud and Arcstar Universal One global network.

Industry analysts have also saluted NTT Com’s leadership. In November 2013,
the market intelligence firm IDC recognized NTT Com with a Most Innovative
Enterprise Offering for its Enterprise Cloud service incorporating SDN with
the OpenFlow communications protocol, and the cost savings demonstrated in
enterprise customer case studies. In December 2013, IDC positioned NTT Com as
a Leader in its “IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos: Hosted
Cloud and Data Center Services 2013-2014 Vendor Analysis” (Doc #AP3053513V,
December 2013). IDC cited NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud delivery using SDN as a
key strength in its assessment of the company.

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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