NTT Com expands services in India, plans two new data centers

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NTT Com has launched international data network services in India via its affiliate NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS).

NTT Com acquired a VNO-ILD (Virtual Network Operator – International Long Distance) network licence in March this year. NTT Com has been providing Arcstar Universal One services as its international network services, by partnering with local carriers. The company implements its own value-added services such as NVF while utilizing the infrastructure of its partner carriers in India.

The acquisition of this license in India follows the initiation of construction of NTT Com’s two new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore via subsidiary Netmagic, its managed hosting and cloud service providers in India.

NTT Com says it will invest more than $160 million in the two data centers, which will become operational by April 2018. The new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore will be accommodating 2,750 racks / 22 MW power and 1,500 racks / 15 MW power, respectively. The data centers will add nearly 500,000 square feet of gross floor space at full build. This brings NTT Com’s total gross footprint in India to 1.1 million square feet.

“India has been a key strategic market for us with the accelerating shift of IT services from traditional enterprise data centers into the cloud-based services,” said NTT Com president and CEO Tetsuya Shoji. “For the past few years, our business in India has consistently grown over 35% annually. With further expansion of data center foot print and addition of international data network services to our service portfolio, we aim to meet the growing market needs for mobility, e-commerce, IoT, cloud and big data.”

Netmagic provides colocation service with a global network of data centers operated by NTT Com under the Nexcenter brand, as well as managed hosting, cloud, network, managed security, disaster recovery and software-defined storage services to more than 2,000 customers globally, across banking and financial services, insurance, e-commerce, healthcare, manufacturing, media & entertainment, IT & ITeS, logistics, hospitality, and education. According to NTT Com, Netmagic was the first company in India to launch services such as cloud computing, managed security, disaster recovery-as-a-service (draas) and software-defined storage.

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