TOKYO -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), announced today that as of this month it has become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that is playing a major role in developing the technology and ecosystem of OpenStack, an open source software for comprehensively managing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
NTT Com expects to strengthen its Cloudn public cloud, service development and related sales initiatives, as it accumulates OpenStack knowhow by contributing to the development of open source cloud technologies and by providing flexible and highly reliable cloud services.
Cloud service providers, responding to customer demands for rapid, low-cost cloud deployment, are increasingly providing open source IaaS-based software to help companies integrate cloud services in their systems, the so-called "cloud first" approach.
In February, NTT Com became a corporate sponsor of the Japan OpenStack User Group community and then concluded a corporate contributor license agreement (CCLA) with the OpenStack Foundation in March.
Going forward, NTT Com expects to adopt OpenStack technology in its Next-Generation Cloud Platform, which is currently under development. The new platform will combine services for hosted private clouds, bare metal clouds and public clouds, as well as provide customers with application programming interfaces and a portal site to centrally manage cloud services, including those of other providers.
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