Next Generation ‘One Cloud’ Service at the Frontier of Global ICT Transformation, Says NTT Communications

Next Generation ‘One Cloud’ Service at the Frontier of Global ICT Transformation, Says NTT Communications Image Credit: NTT Communications

By Akira Arima,

President and CEO

NTT Communications.

Technologies and markets continue to evolve at an ever-accelerating pace, providing customers with more benefits and options than ever before. Global enterprises, however, must respond to such changes with greater speed and innovation as they strive to enhance their competitiveness, develop new markets and invest in growth fields. To support such initiatives, the needs for flexible, robust ICT infrastructure have never been greater.

#1: LOW-COST, AGILE and ON-DEMAND ICT ENVIRONMENTS

NTT Com is aggressively supporting enterprise innovation by providing low-cost, agile and on-demand ICT environments, which we integrate and optimize on a global level as Seamless ICT Solutions incorporating cloud, network, security, applications and management services on a one-stop basis.

Akima Arima,
President and CEO,
NTT Communications

Last year, under our Global Cloud Vision we strengthened and expanded our networks, data centers and other global ICT infrastructure. We also extended the global availability of several major services:

• Enterprise Cloud incorporating SDN technology

• Arcstar Universal One network service with NFV, offered in 196 countries/regions

• WideAngle Managed Security Service for secure, reliable total ICT environments, and

• Global Management One for outsourced management/operation of all customer ICT environments under globally standardized conditions.

In addition, we significantly strengthened our cloud migration team over the past year to help enterprises transition smoothly to the cloud.

#2: 'ONE-CLOUD' SERVICE

This year, we will further accelerate such initiatives to support the coming launch of our next-generation cloud platform, which will offer customers various server types, including shared and dedicated, and even physical, on a one-cloud service basis. Customers will be able to migrate their on-premises server environments as-is into the NTT Com cloud platform using this highly flexible, on-demand, integrated service. Also during the year, we will complete construction of our Asia Pacific Gateway, a high-capacity submarine cable that will interconnect Asia, and we will begin offering new datacenters in locations including London, Ashburn (USA), Mumbai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Osaka.

#3: UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS and BYOD

NTT Com will continue to strengthen offerings for unified communication, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solutions for personal devices in corporate environments, enabling customers to achieve greater operational efficiency and more productive working styles.

NTT Com is driven more than ever before to deliver award-winning services backed by industry-leading quality, innovation and reliability.

About The Author:
Akira Arima is the President and CEO of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), one of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers offering consumer and global enterprise services. Before becoming president in June 2010, Mr. Arima was a Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager of NTT Com’s Net Business Division for three years. He reorganized the company’s video distribution business for TV retransmission via next-generation networks (NGN), spearheaded new growth for the NTT Com group’s OCN-brand Internet access service and goo-brand web services portal, and strengthened his involvement in international M&A.

Mr. Arima previously was with NTT Corp., the parent company of NTT Com, where he became a Senior Vice President and Director of the Corporate Management Strategy Division in June 2005. He helped to define and implement NTT Group medium-term management strategies and led the group’s expansion into NGN. Mr. Arima was a Senior Vice President and Executive Manager of the Corporate Strategy Planning Department at NTT East Corporation, a major Japanese telephone company, between June 2002 and June 2005. He helped to reorganize the company through increased outsourcing and the launch of inter-prefectural IP services.

Mr. Arima made important contributions to the privatization of the formerly public NTT in 1985. Later, when NTT Corp. was reorganized, he guided the first three-year business plan as Senior Manager of the Corporate Strategy Planning Department in 1999. Mr. Arima graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and management and earned an MBA at Stanford University. An avid jogger, he enjoys participating in relay road races. Mr. Arima is 61 years old.

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