NTT Communications

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 the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers

  • Programming Skills for Network Engineer

    Programming Skills for Network Engineer

    In my final year at university in the early 2000’s, whilst interviewing for my first job, an interviewer asked me which path I would like...

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  • Should managed security and managed IT be mutually exclusive?

    Should managed security and managed IT be mutually exclusive?

    Outsourcing the management of the ever-changing IT estate to a managed services provider (MSP) brings clear advantages to organisations....

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  • Programming Skills for a Network Engineer

    Programming Skills for a Network Engineer

    In my final year at university in the early 2000’s, whilst interviewing for my first job, an interviewer asked me which path I would like...

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  • Communications Service Providers (CSPs) adding value in the age of SD-WAN

    Communications Service Providers (CSPs) adding value in the age of SD-WAN

    In December 2017, Gaspar Valdivia at Gartner predicted, that by 2020, more than 50% of all WAN refresh initiatives will be based on...

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  • Which SD-WAN technology is a fit for you?

    Which SD-WAN technology is a fit for you?

    According to Gartner (Survey Analysis: SD-WAN Early Findings Yield Surprises, published: 15 November 2017, ID: G00343588), there are 30...

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  • Digital Transformation - The business strategy

    Digital Transformation - The business strategy

    In my past posts "Digital Transformation - The path and its challenges" and "Digital Transformation - The Opening Phase", I shared the...

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  • SD-WAN: Back to the Future

    SD-WAN: Back to the Future

    Today, everybody is talking about SD-WAN as a major trend in networking. The concept, developed a couple of years ago, has become...

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  • SD-WAN: securing the enterprise inside and out

    SD-WAN: securing the enterprise inside and out

    Maintaining a secure infrastructure for a growing number of access points and a high volume of users has become a huge challenge for...

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  • Hybrid Cloud: Controlling the Future

    Hybrid Cloud: Controlling the Future

    When the first frost comes, I become obsessed with tuning into the weather, and I know I’m not the only one. Have I topped up the...

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  • Satisfying Regulations in the Cloud

    Satisfying Regulations in the Cloud

    A friend of mine is a motorway traffic cop and I often enjoy her stories of people’s excuses for speeding, but the one that comes up the...

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  • SD-WAN momentum — five trends to look out for in 2018

    SD-WAN momentum — five trends to look out for in 2018

    SD-WAN promises to help businesses meet many challenges, including reliable access to cloud applications and higher bandwidth for branch...

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  • Why SD-WAN can help take retail to the next level

    Why SD-WAN can help take retail to the next level

    Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) will find a home in many areas where agility and flexibility are important to large scale...

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  • 5 things to consider when testing the SD-WAN waters

    5 things to consider when testing the SD-WAN waters

    Companies looking to find the perfect SD-WAN solutions inevitably ask questions about testing. Since choosing an SD-WAN solution for your...

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  • The way cloud is moving...

    The way cloud is moving...

    When meeting with contacts I always give my opinion that cloud is a journey and that most people are in different stages of this journey,...

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  • Digital Transformation - The Opening Phase

    Digital Transformation - The Opening Phase

    In my previous post, I talked about the transformation path and challenges that organizations are facing to evolve a digital company. One...

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  • A look into the crystal ball of SD-WAN

    A look into the crystal ball of SD-WAN

    Software Defined-WAN (SD-WAN) Crystal Ball – The Journey to MainstreamGartner noted in their recent report “Hype Cycle for Enterprise...

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  • Shadow IT: Command and Control is not the answer

    Shadow IT: Command and Control is not the answer

    With shadow IT piggy-backing on the growing use of cloud computing in enterprises, it is becoming increasingly difficult for IT...

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  • Securing the virtual infrastructure: SD-WAN and VNFs

    Securing the virtual infrastructure: SD-WAN and VNFs

    According to the latest network trends such as digital transformation and the rapid emergence and adoption of cloud services, companies...

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  • Hybrid WAN – The What’s and the How’s

    Hybrid WAN – The What’s and the How’s

    Since the initial international deployments in the early 2000s, MPLS has become the mainstay of enterprise networking. Today, most...

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  • The trend to partner for new business success in Telecoms

    The trend to partner for new business success in Telecoms

    I have been tracking the activities of Telecom companies and their approaches to Software Defined-Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). AT&T and...

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