Japanese telecommunications company NTT
has announced enhancements to its Enterprise Cloud offering. NTT, which has headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, offers a wide range of communications solutions. Through its subsidiary NTT Communications (NTT Com), the company offers managed services which it provides for a global customer base including Fortune 500 companies. NTT Com has made five major enhancements to its Enterprise Cloud offering. The changes are designed to provide companies with a smoother transition from traditional IT to the cloud and will be available in the Australia, Hong Kong, Germany Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States later in 2016.
NCC Com suggests key challenges companies experience when transitioning to the cloud include migration of existing systems. Once established in the cloud, companies then face having to change development-operations modes to accommodate applications in a native cloud. NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud now offers a hosted private cloud for traditional ICTs. This includes dedicated bare-metal servers with optional multi-hypervisor environments (such as vSphere, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V). NTT Com is also offering multitenant clouds for cloud native ICTs (based on the OpenStack architecture) which provide an “industry-standard open API with which to control the Enterprise Cloud”.
NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud now also offers ‘seamless hybrid clouds’ and ‘seamless connections’ between cloud platforms. This enables relevant network components such as virtual servers, bare-metal servers, firewalls and load balancers to be configured to run on complex “on-premises environments”. Enterprise Cloud also offers a cloud management platform that also controls other clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.Do you know of any other companies enhancing their cloud offerings? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.