NTT’s Global Data Centers division, one of the world’s largest data center colocation providers, has expanded its cloud exchange solutions for data center customers in the United States. NTT is now offering data center customers access to cloud exchange services from PacketFabric through its Cloud Connect portfolio.
NTT’s Cloud Connect portfolio enables customers to integrate public clouds with their enterprise applications running in NTT’s data centers.
PacketFabric’s Network-as-a-Service platform leverages an automated Software Defined Network (SDN)-based network architecture. It also leverages a private, secured network to enable dynamic, real-time connectivity services between colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates private network connectivity between more than 170 colocation facilities across 24 global markets. It would enable scalable network deployment via its Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal.
“We are truly a cloud exchange-neutral data center that offers our customers best-in-class cloud connectivity solutions,” said Doug Adams, President and CEO of NTT’s Global Data Centers Americas division (formerly known as RagingWire Data Centers). “With options such as PacketFabric to choose from, hyperscale and enterprise companies will find a cloud exchange provider that provides the best experience for them.”
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NTT’s Cloud Connect portfolio provides a range of connectivity options and solution partners. This would give data center customers greater flexibility to easily provision, deploy, and scale through a secure SDN and portal. There are quite some cloud connections available as part of NTT’s Cloud Connect service. The portal connects to popular clouds such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud, as well as hundreds of other clouds and networks.
“Our customers appreciate having broad points of presence, and connectivity speeds from 50 Mbps up to 100 Gbps,” said Shoieb Yunus, Director of Network Strategy at NTT’s Global Data Centers Americas division. “They can enjoy those benefits by accessing PacketFabric through our Cloud Connect portfolio.”
NTT operates the third-largest data center platform in the world, with over 160 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions. NTT’s Global Data Centers Americas division operates data centers in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and Sacramento, California, with new data center campuses under construction in Silicon Valley, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Hillsboro, Oregon.
“We’re excited to partner with NTT and provide PacketFabric’s Network-as-a-Service solution to its expanding customer base,” said Dave Ward, CEO at PacketFabric. “Our platform is built for today’s enterprise customers who want to get to market faster, and our collaboration with NTT will greatly expand access to our network fabric.”