Client in the News

  • Survey Roundup: Unprepared for Disaster

    Not So Ready: A survey of C-suite-level IT pros at mid-sized companies in finance, life sciences manufacturing and technology sectors by data recovery and protection firm NTT Communications found half the businesses don’t have a documented business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) plan—and of the half that do, 23% said their organizations have never tested those plans. Ninety percent of respondents said their companies spend 5% or less of their annual IT budget on disaster recovery planning. Read More

    The Wall Street Journal 03/27/15
  • NTT America partners with Advantage Communications Group

    NTT America, the wholly owned US subsidiary of NTT Communications, the information and communications technology (ICT) services business within NTT Group, and Advantage Communications Group, a telecommunications services broker, have entered a strategic agreement enabling Advantage to sell NTT America’s entire suite of domestic and international ICT services. The partnership commenced in January.  Read More

    Telecompaper 03/17/15
  • NTT America Announces First Partner In Global Solutions Channel Partner Program

    NTT America and telecommunications broker Advantage Communications Group announced a strategic partnership that enables Advantage to sell NTT America’s suite of domestic and international information and communication technology (ICT) services. As a partner, Advantage can receive pre-sales, engineering, and post-sales support, as well as residual-based compensation. Read More

    Business Solutions 03/17/15
  • NTT America brings in Advantage for global sales reach

    NTT America and Advantage Communications Group have entered into a strategic agreement enabling Advantage to sell NTT America’s entire suite of domestic and international ICT services.  Read More

    channelBiz 03/16/15
  • NTT to extend software-based cloud service to 17 data centers by end of 2015

    NTT Communications has set an ambitious path for its software-defined networking (SDN)-based cloud services portfolio with plans to make it available in 17 of its global data centers by the end of this year. Read More

    FierceTelecom 02/04/15
  • SDN App Store Launches, with Tiers

    The opening by computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) of a software-defined networking (SDN) app store poses a question for tech observers. Does the ability to buy SDN applications off the (virtual) shelf mean that this technology has arrived, or at least become more real?

    HP execs think so. “We are leading the market in terms of taking SDN mainstream,” said Kash Shaikh, senior executive director, HP Networking, in a video touting HP’s SDN developer workshops, software developer kit (SDK) and app store. But whether we have moved into a realm where SDN has become “as simple as downloading Angry Birds,” as HP Global Marketing Leader Jacob Rapp reportedly said, is another question.   APPS

    There’s a key difference between the Apple and Google app stores and the enterprise portal that opened on October 1, about a year after HP first announced it at Interop New York 2013. Any consumer wanting to download Angry Birds – or something more popular (not such a great choice, HP) – simply clicks to install. There is no range of application categories based upon “their support and test process,” as noted in the HP SDN app store announcement.

    That’s fair, because SDN is not child’s play, after all. At one end of the SDN app-store spectrum are the ones that are “built and tested exclusively by HP.” They reside in the top circle. (See left column at the portal). Then come the apps from HP partners, then those from the community, and then those labeled as conceptual, or in development. There is an implicit, high level of networking knowledge at all levels, whether it’s within HP itself or affiliated partners or channel integrators or fellow developers tapping into beta versions.

    In other words, the growing reality of SDN remains closely linked to expert implementation. In that sense, this HP app-store story aligns with the launch of SDN-enabled enterprise cloud services from a service provider, such as NTT Com. Whether you build a network yourself or buy (or rent) it from others comes down to technical competence, available resources, cost structure and projected return on investment. That’s not new with SDN; rather, it’s one of those eternal questions of IT operations.

  • NTT expands data center, cloud to US with acquisition

    Japanese NTT Communications has acquired Virtela Technology Services and a majority stake in RagingWire Data Centers as part of its worldwide data center and cloud push. Read More

    ITWorld 10/28/13
  • NTT expands data center, cloud to U.S. with acquisition

    Japanese NTT Communications has acquired Virtela Technology Services and a majority stake in RagingWire Data Centers as part of its worldwide data center and cloud push. Read More

    PCWorld 10/28/13