NTT America bolsters cloud strategy with private cloud offering

NTT America (NYSE: NTT) wants to calm business' fears of adopting cloud services with its new enterprise private cloud hosting service.

Based on VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director virtualization and cloud infrastructure software, the new NTT America Enterprise Cloud product is being targeted at both mid-sized business customers and large enterprises looking for cloud services solutions.

The debut of the private cloud offering builds on NTT America's integration with the VMware platform at VMworld in August 2010, a capability that enables business customers to light up additional computing on an on demand basis. Customers will be able to buy only the amount of computing resources they need, including CPU, RAM, storage and network access, and then be billed a defined monthly rate based on the amount of these resources.

By employing NTT America for their private cloud computing needs, business customers will have access to a pool of dedicated and/or shared computing resources that deliver private cloud services to users at NTT America's data centers without having to purchase their own physical servers.

Providing flexibility for how its existing and new business customers can leverage their cloud solutions will be a table stakes requirement NTT America will need to compete U.S.-based incumbent carriers like AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), and now CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), which are all also expanding their own cloud-based service capabilities.

Of particular note here are Verizon and CenturyLink, which both bolstered their respective cloud-based service sets through their acquisitions of Terremark and Qwest Communications.

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