NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT, this week launched it Multi-Cloud Connect - an optional feature on NTT Com's Arcstar Universal One that enables enterprises to access third party public cloud services through its MPLS network for enhanced security and improved connectivity. The Multi-Cloud Connect which connects to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services(AWS) cloud platforms via a security-enhanced, private Layer 3 connection and not via the public internet will initially offer direct access to Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud platforms in Tokyo. The operator plans to add another direct connect in London later this year.
According to NTT Com, while enterprise adoption of cloud services continues to accelerate, most of these services are public cloud-based and accessed via the Internet. Inconsistent Internet performance is a major impediment to widespread cloud adoption, especially for MNCs with highly distributed end-users.