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TOKYO dan DENVER, Colo, 28 Oktober /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ —

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), bisnis solusi ICT dan komunikasi
internasional NTT (NYSE: NTT), dan Virtela Technology Services Incorporated
(Virtela), perusahaan jasa terkelola dan jaringan awan global terkemuka,
mengumumkan pada 28 Oktober bahwa para pemegang saham NTT Com dan Virtela telah
menandatangani perjanjian definitif di mana NTT Com sepakat mengakuisisi
sepenuhnya Virtela dengan nilai transaksi tunai sekitar $525 juta (USD).

Menggabungkan platform dan keahlian layanan/operasional canggih Virtela dengan
infrastruktur dan sumber daya ICT global NTT Com menciptakan perusahaan tak
tertandingi yang mampu memberikan layanan jejaring awan, jejaring kantor cabang
asset-light, tulang punggung IP Tier-1 serta layanan komputasi awan,
penyimpanan dan jaringan menyeluruh berskala global. NTT Com dan Virtela
sama-sama memberi pelanggan mitra tunggal untuk siklus hidup penuh layanan
jaringan perusahaan dengan portofolio luas guna mengubah arsitektur IT
perusahaan melalui awan.

Virtela, perusahaan dengan 400 karyawan yang berkantor pusat di Denver,
Colorado dengan operasi global dan pusat pengiriman di AS, India dan Filipina,
melayani lebih dari 500 pelanggan di seluruh dunia, termasuk banyak perusahaan
multinasional terbesar di dunia.

NTT Com menawarkan alih daya ICT total global untuk transisi lingkungan ICT
pelanggan yang aman dan handal ke awan. Penawarannya saat ini meliputi layanan
jaringan tervirtualisasi Arcstar Universal One (TM) serta layanan dari lokasi
pelanggan ke pusat data dan antar awan, yang memanfaatkan teknologi SDN
(software defined networking).

Kekuatan masing-masing Virtela dan NTT Com akan disatukan melalui integrasi
operasi, layanan dan jaringannya masing-masing yang akan diperkenalkan secara
gabungan untuk melayani pelanggan mulai tahun 2014. Menggunakan infrastruktur
aktivasi layanan fleksibel dan manajemen canggih Virtela akan lebih
meningkatkan layanan jaringan broadband berkualitas tinggi NTT Com di hampir
setiap negara di dunia. Akuisisi ini memperluas cakupan layanan jaringan global
NTT Com dari 160 menjadi lebih dari 190 negara/kawasan.

NTT Com juga akan meningkatkan layanan jaringan berbasis awannya dengan
teknologi network function virtualization (NFV) Virtela guna memvirtualisasikan
fungsi peralatan jaringan pelanggan, seperti firewall dan akselerator WAN, yang
memungkinkan perusahaan mendapatkan keuntungan dari aktivasi layanan seketika
dan mengurangan biaya yang signifikan.

“Virtela terkenal karena teknologi kuat, keahlian dalam jejaring, jangkauan
global dan layanan yang sangat terhormat,” kata Akira Arima, CEO NTT Com.
“Karena kami memajukan Global Cloud Vision kami, kami ingin terus memberi
pelanggan perusahaan nilai layanan setinggi mungkin mulai dari jejaring kantor
cabang hingga migrasi awan berskala besar.”

“Model layanan jaringan tervirtualisasi Virtela dikombinasikan dengan merek dan
kekuatan NTT Com akan menciptakan portofolio layanan tercanggih dalam industri
yang memungkinkan perusahaan membebaskan diri dari batasan arsitektur dan
layanan jaringan tradisional,” ujar Vab Goel, pendiri Virtela sekaligus mitra
umum di Norwest Venture Partners.

“NTT Com dan Virtela berbagi visi untuk dukungan pelanggan yang bergairah dan
pengalaman pelanggan yang ditingkatkan dan kami berharap untuk terus bekerja
sama erat dengan pelanggan dan mitra kami guna memberikan nilai yang jauh lebih
tinggi,” ucap Presiden Virtela Ron Haigh.

Ke depan, NTT Com berencana untuk memperluas kepemimpinannya dalam layanan
jaringan global dan bisnis awan global, melalui integrasi dan ekspansi layanan
jaringan globalnya.

Tentang NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications menyediakan jasa konsultasi, arsitektur, keamanan dan awan
guna mengoptimalkan lingkungan teknologi informasi dan komunikasi (ICT)
perusahaan. Penawaran ini didukung oleh infrastruktur perusahaan tersebut di
seluruh dunia, termasuk IPv4/IPv6 Global Tier-1 IP Network, jaringan Arcstar
Universal One (TM) VPN yang menjangkau lebih dari 190 negara/kawasan, dan lebih
dari 150 pusat data aman. Solusi NTT Communications memanfaatkan sumber daya
global perusahaan NTT Group termasuk Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO dan NTT DATA.
Informasi lebih lanjut: www.ntt.com | www.twitter.com/nttcom |
www.facebook.com/nttcomtv |http://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-communications

Tentang Virtela
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated adalah alternatif yang pintar atas
perusahaan telekomunikasi global dan vendor peralatan tradisional untuk layanan
jejaring perusahaan dan IT tervirtualisasi. Perusahaan ini memberikan layanan
peraih penghargaan melalui platform Virtualized Overlay Network dan Virtela
Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC)-nya, yang memungkinkan transisi layanan
jejaring dan keamanan kantor cabang ke awan. Virtela memberi perusahaan manfaat
jejaring yang ditetapkan oleh perangkat lunak “asset-light” yang memberikan
penghematan biaya modal di muka hingga 80% dan penghematan belanja operasi yang
tengah berlangsung sebesar 30%. Rangkaian layanan Virtela, yang meraih lebih
dari 100 penghargaan untuk inovasi layanan dan dukungan pelanggan yang luar
biasa, mencakup jaringan terkelola global, keamanan, mobilitas, percepatan
aplikasi dan layanan infrastruktur IT. Virtela berkantor pusat di Denver,
Colorado, dengan pusat-pusat dukungan global. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut,
silakan hubungi +1-720-475-4000 atau kunjungi www.virtela.net

Sumber:
NTT Communications Corporation,
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated
(Pengumuman Bersama)


NTT Com Agrees to Wholly Acquire Virtela, A Leading Cloud Networking Provider

TOKYO and DENVER, Colo, Oct. 28 (ANTARA/Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet) —

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), and Virtela Technology Services Incorporated (Virtela), a leading global managed and cloud network services company, announced on October 28 that NTT Com and Virtela’s shareholders have entered into a definitive agreement under pursuant to which NTT Com has agreed to wholly acquire Virtela for a total transaction price of approximately $525 million (USD) in cash.

Combining Virtela’s advanced service/operational platforms and expertise with NTT Com’s global ICT infrastructure and resources creates an unparalleled company able to deliver cloud networking services, asset-light branch office networking, a Tier-1 IP backbone and end-to-end cloud compute, storage and network services on a global scale. Together, NTT Com and Virtela offer customers a single partner for the full lifecycle of enterprise network services with an extensive portfolio to transform enterprise IT architectures via the cloud.

Virtela, a 400-employee company headquartered in Denver, Colorado with global operations and delivery centers in the U.S., India and the Philippines, serves more than 500 customers worldwide, including many of the world’s largest multinational companies.

NTT Com offers global total ICT outsourcing for the safe and reliable transition of customer ICT environments to the cloud. Its existing offerings include Arcstar Universal One (TM) virtualized network services and customer-premise-to-data center and cloud-to-cloud services, utilizing SDN (software defined networking) technologies.

The respective strengths of Virtela and NTT Com will be unified through the integration of their respective operations, services and networks to be introduced on a combined basis to serve customers from 2014. Using Virtela’s flexible service activation and advanced management infrastructure will further enhance NTT Com’s high-quality broadband network services in nearly every country of the world. The acquisition expands NTT Com’s global network services coverage from 160 to more than 190 countries/regions.

NTT Com will also upgrade its cloud-based network services with Virtela’s network function virtualization (NFV) technology to virtualize the functions of customers’ network equipment, such as firewalls and WAN accelerators, enabling enterprises to benefit from instant service activation and significant cost reduction.

“Virtela is well known for its strong technology, networking expertise, global reach and highly regarded services,” said Akira Arima, CEO of NTT Com. “As we advance our Global Cloud Vision, we expect to continue offering enterprise customers the highest possible value in services ranging from branch office networking to large-scale cloud migration.”

“Virtela’s virtualized network services model combined with NTT Com’s brand and strength will create the industry’s most advanced services portfolio that enables enterprises to break free from the constraints of traditional network architectures and services,” said Vab Goel, Virtela founder and general partner at Norwest Venture Partners.

“NTT Com and Virtela share a vision for passionate customer support and enhanced customer experience and we look forward to continuing to work closely with our customers and partners to deliver even higher value,” said Virtela President Ron Haigh.

Going forward, NTT Com plans to expand its leadership in global network services and global cloud business, through the integration and expansion of its global network services.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including IPv4/IPv6 Global Tier-1 IP Network, Arcstar Universal One (TM) VPN network reaching more than 190 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT
DATA.
Further information: www.ntt.com | www.twitter.com/nttcom | www.facebook.com/nttcomtv |
http://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-communications

About Virtela
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the smart alternative to traditional global carriers and equipment vendors for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services. The company delivers award-winning services via its Virtualized Overlay Network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, which enables the transition of branch office networking and security services to the cloud. Virtela gives enterprises the benefit of “asset-light” software-defined networking that delivers up to 80% cost savings in upfront capital and 30% savings in ongoing operating expenses.Recognized by more than 100 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support, Virtela’s services suite includes global managed network, security, mobility, application acceleration and IT infrastructure services.Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with global support centers. For more information, please call +1-720-475-4000 or visit www.virtela.net

Source:
NTT Communications Corporation,
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated
(Joint Announcement)