NTTi3’s Cloud Service Orchestration Platform (CSOP) delivers a set of core products that helps IT departments understand and plan their application portfolios and cloud-based operations, shifting appropriate applications to the cloud. With CSOP and ESI, companies will be able to seamlessly manage a new hybrid IT environment.
In addition, increasing security threats and diversifying applications have forced companies to beef up their infrastructures with many types of network appliances. The installation and configuration of those per-function physical devices are further slowing things down. "ESI will enable companies to add new network functions in an on-demand fashion by deploying software-based network appliances," says Masa Kawashima, SVP, NTTi3.
NTTi3 has also developed a Global Threat Intelligence Platform (GTIP). This provides companies with greater visibility and proactive defense mechanisms to fight cyber criminals. “GTIP allows businesses to have a real-time view of the dynamically evolving threat landscapes by applying advanced analytics to data gathered globally from a variety of sources, including NTT’s ICT infrastructures, communities and vendors,” explains Nina. "GTIP provides malware taint analysis, machine learning and integrated, customizable solutions for applications, services and systems. Leveraging GTIP and ESI together, NTT can protect its customers' infrastructures by instantly sensing new threats and quickly updating security functions."
As SaaS applications and public cloud infrastructures are gaining popularity, another challenge is the rapid explosion of enterprise WAN traffic. The price-per-bandwidth of MPLS-VPN is high and companies don’t want to keep purchasing additional bandwidth.
Embodying the DNA of NTT’s larger R&D organization located in Japan, NTTi3’s uniqueness lies in its ability to continuously innovate and create new value-added services for IT service providers serving global enterprises. Further differentiating itself, the Silicon Valley firm delivers unique product development methodologies and focuses on commercializing its emerging technology platforms, unlike its market competitors. “The innovations inside our lab leverage our deep experience as network operators. We create intellectual property around infrastructure operations,” explains Masa.
With ESI, enterprises are able to add network functions by deploying softwarebased network appliances and replacing labor-intensive network configuration tasks with software-assisted operations
Finally, NTTi3 is also working to innovate today's business with Machine Learning technologies. Companies today need to collect data and extract intelligence to responsively address customers' demands. The challenging part is extracting intelligence because most companies do not employ data scientists. NTTi3’s Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) will solve this problem by enabling line-of-business employees with a workbench (equipped with automated parameter/algorithm selection features) to easily explore data and extract intelligence. Our MLaaS enables businesses to repeatedly and efficiently process large amount of data and gain valuable insights and actionable intelligence.
“Overall, NTTi3 is focused on allowing companies to harness digital technologies and add agility and flexibility to their IT functions,” says Nina.