NTT's Global Data Centers division expands cloud offerings in U.S. with PacketFabric

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NTT expands its cloud exchange offerings in the U.S. by teaming up with PacketFabric. (Pixabay)

NTT's Global Data Centers division has expanded its cloud exchange solutions for data centers in the U.S. by partnering with PacketFabric.

Through its Cloud Connect portfolio, NTT is offering its data center customers access to PacketFabric's cloud exchange services. NTT's Cloud Connect platform enables customers to integrate public clouds with their enterprise applications that are running in NTT's data centers.

PacketFabric offers enterprises on demand networking-as-a-service (NaaS) provisioning coupled with consumption-driven business models. Using its SDN-based architecture, PacketFabric competes against Alkira, Aviatrix, Megaport, and Pureport in helping enterprise IT teams build their own networks by using existing cloud infrastructure.

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PacketFabric facilitates private network connectivity between more than 170 colocation facilities across 24 global markets and enables scalable network deployment via its 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, which was formerly known as RagingWire Data Centers, in a statement. “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.” 

NTT’s Cloud Connect portfolio provides a range of connectivity options and solution partners, which give its data center customers more flexibility to provision, deploy, and scale their services and applications. Connections to popular clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud, as well as hundreds of other clouds and networks, are available as part of NTT’s Cloud Connect service.

Enterprises and service providers are increasingly using colocation facilities to connect to the cloud, IoT applications and services, as well as to each other. Colocation facilities are data centers where a business can rent space for servers and other computing hardware. Most colocation facilities include the building, cooling, power, bandwidth and physical security, while the customer provides servers and storage.

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"We’re excited to partner with NTT and provide PacketFabric’s network-as-a-service solution to its expanding customer base,” said Packet Fabric CEO Dave Ward, in a statement. “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.”

After career stops at Cisco and Juniper Networks, PacketFabric named Ward as its new CEO in April.

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, with new data center campuses under construction in Silicon Valley, Chicago and Hillsboro, Oregon.

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