NTT Launches Multi-Cloud Offering to Facilitate Public and Hybrid Cloud Choice

By Laura Stotler, TMCnet Contributing Editor  |  August 28, 2015

Choice is one of the biggest competitive differentiators in the crowded cloud computing market. As customers become savvier about the cloud and its benefits, they want the ability to pick and choose from a variety of cloud providers and services, including pubic and private platforms or a blend of each.

Communications solutions provider NTT (News - Alert) Communications wants to give customers that power and choice and has launched its new Multi-Cloud Connect offering to meet the demand. The new solution is being provided as an optional feature for customers using the Arcstar Universal One MPLS network, allowing customers to access third-party public cloud services via a secure and high-performance environment.

The new Multi-Cloud Connect service uses NTT’s proven MPLS network to access pubic cloud services, providing consistent connectivity no matter where end users may be located. NTT’s network connects directly to public cloud infrastructure platforms, including AWS and Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure, to provide secure and reliable connectivity.

According to MarketsandMarkets, the hybrid cloud market is set to reach $84.67 billion by 2019, fueled by increased demand for choice by cloud customers. The research firm found that 48 percent of enterprises are adopting or planning to adopt hybrid cloud solutions and services, with North America leading the push.

NTT’s new Multi-Cloud Connect service helps companies with that migration to the public or hybrid cloud, offering a safe and trusted way to access services. Features include a security-enhanced, private Layer 3 connection to public cloud infrastructure, bypassing the Internet. NTT is also offering customers a hybrid solution through its 130 global data centers, depending on their specific application and service needs.

Service was launched this week in Tokyo, with London scheduled to come online later in the year. NTT also plans to expand the service globally to North America and additional parts of Asia.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino