SOURCE: NTT Innovation Institute (NTT I3)

NTT Innovation Institute (NTT i3)

September 29, 2014 08:00 ET

NTT Group's Silicon Valley Applied R&D Center, NTT i3, Unveils Three New SaaS-Based Solutions to Simplify and Accelerate Cloud Modernization Across the Full IT Lifecycle

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2014) -  NTT Innovation Institute (NTT i3), the Silicon Valley-based applied research and open innovation center of NTT Group, today announced the Beta launch of three new cloud-based products designed to support organizations across the full lifecycle of cloud planning, migration, application development and management. The new solutions demonstrate NTT's commitment to new ideas, tools, and platforms that empower digital business and the IT operations, infrastructures and applications that enable them.

The three products will run on NTT's new Cloud Services Orchestration Platform™ that makes it easy to access and use NTT's cloud modernization services. The new solutions will go to market through NTT operating companies, including NTT Communications, NTT Data, and Dimension Data. 

New products include:

  • NTT clouds Plan™, a cloud suitability assessment solution that collects and analyzes data on an organization's IT assets to help deliver insights and guidance for enterprise cloud strategy and migration.
  • NTT clouds Migrate™, a powerful and easy-to-use platform that dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of moving, managing and securing applications from a physical, virtual or cloud environment to any private, public or hybrid cloud.
  • NTT clouds Develop™, an integrated environment that allows IT organizations to better align operations to more rapidly plan, advance and deploy software in response to the changing needs of the business.

"By optimizing service delivery and reducing IT-related costs and risks, cloud modernization is bringing tremendous value to organizations in their journey to become digital businesses," said Alok Garg, VP, Cloud Product Management, NTT i3. "However, making the transformation can be complex. Determining what applications and business processes are suitable for the cloud, migrating and managing those applications across multiple clouds and cloud delivery models, and better aligning IT operations with business requirements are all challenges being faced by companies today. The NTT Cloud Services Orchestration Platform and the new products we are announcing today are essential to solving those challenges."

The world's largest information and communications technology (ICT) company, NTT Group and its operating companies are leading global innovators and providers of cloud solutions and services. NTT is the world's second largest provider of managed cloud infrastructure as well as the world's second largest global IP backbone.

About the New Products

NTT clouds Plan
NTT clouds Plan helps customers determine the suitability of each application and infrastructure asset in their organization to prioritize cloud migration. It collects relevant information utilizing customized surveys, including application and infrastructure data and information about processes and operations, to provide a holistic assessment of cloud readiness and suitability. When combined with the expertise of NTT, NTT clouds Plan can provide an easy-to-understand analysis for cloud transformation in a matter of days.

NTT Clouds Migrate
Using NTT clouds Migrate, IT organizations can natively and securely transfer applications to any support NTT or public cloud without time-consuming and expensive modifications or cloud-specific scripting. NTT clouds Migrate maps application requirements to cloud primitives such as compute, storage, and network, and enforces application security and other runtime policies without any overhead. Once an application is on-boarded, it can run on any supported cloud. It also includes a SaaS-based self-service administration portal for application lifecycle management, multi-cloud storage management, policy-based runtime management, and an administrative dashboard for benchmarking, account management, billing and reporting.

NTT clouds Develop
NTT clouds Develop is an application lifecycle management environment that embodies agile development, continuous software delivery and team integration. It is designed to help IT departments to better align operations to business needs, improve software quality and mitigate the risk of failed deployments. NTT clouds Develop addresses the needs and role of application engineers, software testers, and operations teams so they can more rapidly release new applications and updates. It provides customized dashboards for executives, managers, project coordinators and developers to support role-based workflows and data visualizations, and automates many of the routine tasks associated with design and testing.

About NTT i3
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc., (NTT i3) is the Silicon Valley-based open innovation and applied research and development center of NTT Group. The institute works closely with NTT operating companies and their customers around the world to develop market-driven, customer-focused solutions and services. NTT i3 builds on the vast intellectual capital base of NTT Group, which invests more than $2.5 billion a year in R&D. NTT i3 and its world-class scientists and engineers partner with prominent technology companies and start-ups, to deliver market-leading solutions that span strategy, business applications, data and infrastructure. To learn more about NTT i3, please visit us at www.ntti3.com, or sign-up for the NTT i3 newsletter at www.ntti3.com/newsletter.

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