The importance of optimized cloud network infrastructure by NTT

By Gary Middleton
Vice President: Networking GTM

To keep up with the pace of business change and digital transformation, operational models are evolving rapidly and cloud-first strategies are rising. The number of cloud environments has grown – yet, many organizations underestimate the requirement for network transformation when deploying cloud solutions. A sound IT strategy that includes hybrid cloud, underpinned by the network, is essential to achieving business agility and providing a stronger footing for future growth.


Managing security risks

At the same time, organizations must continuously enhance security posture and respond rapidly to mitigate threats, or risk jeopardizing their corporate reputation and full protection of employees. As they become more cloud-native and hybrid, the requirement to modernize existing applications to greater support digital transformation objectives intensifies, thereby expanding the attack surface.

Security threats and the number of vulnerabilities continue to grow, and are unlikely to decline. Enterprises therefore need a DevOps strategy that includes security to ensure applications are both innovative and secure. Cloud security should also be an enabler for agility – which means the automation of security policies is key.


How are you connecting to the cloud?

The more clouds you manage, the more complex your network requirements become – and the more critical it is to architect a network that delivers the advantages of hybrid cloud to your organization.

Some factors to consider are:

  • Fast, secure connectivity from the data center to the cloud, using cross connects, VPN and virtual connections.
  • Modernizing infrastructure and leveraging artificial intelligence and automation though software-defined and virtual network services.
  • Running virtual and container applications requires the network to be carefully considered so that user experience isn’t impacted (load balancing, security and acceleration of traffic on software-defined infrastructure).
  • Secure networking, ensuring embedded and consistent security across hybrid infrastructure.

Our cloud consulting and network expertise

From creating private clouds to enabling public cloud transformation, or a hybrid approach covering both, you need high-performing cloud networking solutions and services to bring cloud to life.

We offer a full suite of network solutions and services that form the foundation for cloud and enable workloads and applications to perform at their peak. We can bring your hybrid infrastructure together into a cohesive whole, ensuring operational consistency and supporting your goals for greater agility, innovation and competitiveness.

Our multicloud network infrastructure services include platform-delivered support and managed services. We’ve invested in operations tools (with AIOps capabilities built in), DevOps and API capabilities, and our managed platform could also be a co-innovation platform, as it’s open for our clients.

By partnering with us, you’ll have access to the very best technologies and superior technical skills to help you innovate and differentiate.

Gary Middleton

Gary Middleton

Vice President: Networking GTM

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