Arcstar Universal One Cloud Based Network Service

Launched in Australia the Industries First Cloud Networking Services with Instant Self-Service Activation and Pay-Per-Use Model

Pay as you use Network Service | NTT ICTService deployments that took months now take only minutes. Configuration changes that took weeks can now be done in real time.

In Australia as of July 1st NTT Communications has launched the industries first global suite of cloud-based network services that can be instantly activated online, accelerating service delivery and reducing the cost of enterprise networking.

Pay per use model for networks

Offered via a pay-per-use model, the services eliminate traditional long-term contract commitments. Leveraging a break-through architecture, these services free the enterprise from investing in and managing a multitude of dedicated network appliances for globally distributed offices. Enterprises can also open up new offices or support short-term projects with minimal upfront investments.

Real-Time Provisioning Via Self-Service Portal

These cloud-based network services can be deployed and managed via an SDN-enabled customer portal - giving users the flexibility to instantly activate services when and where needed. Service deployments that took months now take only minutes. Configuration changes that took weeks can now be done in real time.

"And it is not only about saving capital and operational costs," says Ooi. "NTT Com’s services transform enterprise WAN to enable customers to stay agile and responsive to the ever-changing business environment."

NTT Com offers the flexibility for customers to activate and configure cloud-based network services on their own, rely on NTT Com for management, or a hybrid of both.

Extensive Cloud-based Network Services Portfolio

The new cloud-based network services make branch office networking more asset-light, agile, scalable and economical, enabling companies to better meet ever-changing business requirements. NTT Com is expanding its extensive cloud services portfolio with four new cloud-based network services globally:

Cloud-Based Application Acceleration: Optimises application performance over the IP-VPN network, enabling global IT consolidation and faster access to cloud-hosted applications (*30-Day Free Trial available)

Cloud-Based Firewall: This service offers Firewall, IPS, and URL Filtering options, and enables secure Internet access at branch offices using the nearest of 50 Local Cloud Networking Centers distributed globally

Cloud-Based IPSEC VPN Gateway: Establishes quick enterprise network connections from public cloud or any site with Internet access

Cloud-Based SSL VPN: Enables remote workers or partners using any device to access the enterprise network

Enterprises can take advantage of NTT Com’s industry most advanced portfolio of end-to-end services including cloud compute, storage, network, security, unified communications and infrastructure management services.

First to launch on a global scale

We are accelerating the delivery of new innovative services, setting the highest bar in the industry with a flexible subscription model that enables CIOs to simplify network architecture and allow them to focus on their core business.

"While many industry experts and service providers have long been speaking about the potential of NFV, we are excited to become the first service providers to commercialize NFV-enabled services on a global scale," says Takashi Ooi, NTT Com’s Vice President of Enterprise Network Service. "NFV is a technology to virtualize network functions that traditionally run on physical appliances. Leveraging NFV technology in our Local Cloud Networking Centers worldwide, we can now deliver varieties of network functions - such as firewall and application acceleration for branch offices - from our network cloud. This eliminates the ‘one device, per service, per location’ model, resulting in significant cost savings for our customers."

Managing global networks

With these cloud-based network services, NTT Com now delivers the most advanced integrated cloud-based networking offering worldwide. These services expand NTT Com’s portfolio of Arcstar Universal One™ - the enterprise network services reaching to more than 190 countries/regions worldwide. The new services will become officially available for sales starting from July 2014.

Real-World Business Benefits

Customer quote

According to Takanori Yukishige, Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Business Process Innovation Committee, Innovation & IT Strategy at ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD., "The ANA Group is deploying NTT Communications services, such as Arcstar Universal One IP-VPN service and a newly introduced cloud-based unified communication solution. The unified communication solution, which is supported by a highly reliable network, is further helping us to improve operational efficiency and save four million USD annually. By making use of cutting-edge technologies and services, such as NFV, we expect to continue benefitting from reliable, flexible and cost-effective ICT infrastructure from NTT Communications."

IDC Analyst Quote

"Increasingly globalised business operations, continued growth in remote/mobile work forces, and "extended enterprise" business ecosystems and evolving IT architectures require more flexible, cost effective application delivery models to provide secure, reliable access for highly distributed end-user communities, says Melanie Posey, research vice president at IDC." "Virtela’s NFV-enabled cloud networking services, combined with NTT Com’s leadership in SDN/NFV innovation, provides optimized, secure branch office connectivity to centralized applications hosted in the corporate data center and to "off-net" cloud services and applications." NTT Com, one of the most visionary global telcos, has a comprehensive portfolio of network and IT services, which positions the company as a front runner in the growing ICT services market."

Powered by innovation leader

The new services are powered by Virtela Technology Services Incorporated (Virtela), acquired by NTT Com in January 2014. Virtela is a leader in global cloud-based networking, enabling enterprise transition to asset-light branch office networking via innovative NFV-enabled services delivered from Virtela’s global SDN platform.

"Virtela and NTT Com’s SDN and NFV innovations give enterprises unprecedented choice and control in transforming their global enterprise networks," said Virtela President Ron Haigh. "We are accelerating the delivery of new innovative services, setting the highest bar in the industry with a flexible subscription model that enables CIOs to simplify network architecture and allow them to focus on their core business."

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About NTT Com ICT Solutions

NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of NTT Communications, the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). The brand was launched in 2013 and comprises of NTT Communications' Australian entities NTT Australia, Frontline Systems Australia, and Harbour MSP.

NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd (NTT ICT) is a fully integrated, one-stop hub for IT services. The company delivers end-to-end information and communication technology solutions supported with professional services, managed services, and ever-ready technical support working with enterprise-size Australian organisations that want to re-imagine IT through infrastructure innovation. Services include a world-class Tier-1 Internet backbone, secure closed networks, security, system integration, network and application management, managed hosting, infrastructure resale, and global content delivery services. In addition, NTT ICT is a data centre service provider, specialising in fully integrated colocation, private cloud, and managed IT services.