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2 June 2021
NTT launches new Global Data Center Interconnect network service for optimizing hybrid cloud environments
Tokyo – 2 June 2021 - NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider, today announced the launch of Global Data Center Interconnect (GDCI), an integrated global network fabric service that delivers private and secure connections between NTT’s global data centers and major cloud service providers with a single physical port supporting multiple virtual network services. NTT’s GDCI is based on sophisticated software-defined network technology.
With GDCI, clients can connect to dense ecosystems of cloud service providers in different geographic regions, addressing hybrid and multi-cloud interconnection challenges. Clients will also be able to easily leverage highly scalable, flexible, resilient, and secure network services through NTT’s client portal, allowing them to fully interconnect their IT infrastructure and expand their global footprint by accessing a broad range of connectivity options on demand.
Clients may choose from services such as network connectivity services to others provided by Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Software as a Service Providers (SaaS), Internet Exchanges Providers (IXs) and Interconnect Providers in a secure and efficient way. Connectivity to the fiber providers, carriers, fixed and mobile carriers will be supported as well.
In recent years, enterprise IT systems have become more complex to meet the demands of DX (Digital Transformation). According to NTT’s 2021 Hybrid Cloud Report, 66.9% of respondents answered that improving their business agility and ability to respond to change will be important over the next 12 months. There is an urgent need for a flexible way to build and modify complex systems. The key to promoting DX is the ability to flexibly and securely build and operate a variety of resources, including cloud, data center, and on-premises systems.
Executive Vice President of NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division, Matsuo Ryuichi said, “NTT is the only global service and infrastructure provider delivering a one stop shop by bringing both our network and data center investments and expertise together. Using our Tier-1 global IP network we will connect between all regions, while providing carrier neutral solutions to our clients to deliver a truly connected global data center platform. Business leaders around the world can get to flexible infrastructure services that can adapt to any change. We are proud to introduce GDCI as an integration of the strengths of NTT Ltd.”
GDCI will be available first at NTT’s Serangoon Data Center in Singapore, Financial Data Centers 1 and 2 in Hong Kong, Bangkok Data Centers 1 and 2 in Bangkok, followed by EMEA, US and Japan soon.
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About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. Our global platform is one of the largest in the world. NTT is ranked as one of the top three leaders worldwide by IDC in the Colocation and Interconnection Services MarketScape, spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa, India and APAC. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier-one global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our reliable, scalable and customizable data centers.
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About NTT Ltd.
NTT Ltd. is a leading global technology services company. Working with organizations around the world, we achieve business outcomes through intelligent technology solutions. For us, intelligent means data driven, connected, digital and secure. Our global assets and integrated ICT stack capabilities provide unique offerings in cloud-enabling networking, hybrid cloud, data centers, digital transformation, client experience, workplace and cybersecurity.
As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace that spans 57 countries, trading in 73 countries and delivering services in over 200 countries and regions. Together we enable the connected future.
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