NTT Communications has been one of the most aggressive early telecom-focused adopters of cloud technology globally, and today they let the horse out of the regional Japan+HK stable they launched in last June. Their Enterprise Cloud offerings are now available globally, with nodes added in Singapore, Virginia, California, and London plus more on the way in Australia, Malaysia, and Thailand in March.
They are also already leveraging Software Defined Networking, or SDN, within their cloud infrastructure. Using the open source protocol OpenFlow, NTT is enabling scalable bandwidth on demand and thus helping multinational enterprises use both bandwidth and space more efficiently.
Now that it’s available globally, I’m curious whether NTT will aim at substantially more of the western-based multinational opportunity than in the past, taking share from the likes of AT&T, Verizon, and FT/Orange. Or will they be looking to gain even deeper penetration with Asian-based multinationals.
The fact that the cloud nominally puts so much potential revenue into the same pie has the potential to reshape traditional territorial claims, and NTT seems more ready than most to elbow its way into new markets. Network-wise they have certainly been busy adding new nodes across Europe.