18 January 2018
| James Pearce
NTT Communications has been picked by global industrial conglomerate Hitachi to provide a top-scale software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution for global expansion.
Hitachi will leverage NTT Com’s SD-WAN solution
on its GWAN network, which connects more than 1,000 offices in
around 40 countries.
NTT Com will provide a number of components which form the
SD-WAN solution that Hitachi has picked, including the Master's
ONE CloudWAN which is provided by NTTPC Communications
– a separate subsidiary of NTT Com.
Master’sONE was announced in January 2017 and
is the company’s first managed cloud network
service. It uses Vipela’s SD-WAN technology to
offer flexible, agile and secure WAN infrastructure for
The solution selected by Hitachi uses an SD-WAN created with
software defined networking (SDN) technology to control network
environments that will automatically allocate MPLS network and
Internet usage according to communication needs, NTT Com
Utilizing a control panel, Hitachi users will be able to
reconfigure the network structure and routers of 1,000 offices
within just several tens of seconds to five minutes. It also
includes network bandwidth optimisation and strengthened
security, the firm claims.
Motoaki Satoyama, GM of united IT platform office, IT
services division of Hitachi said: "Flexibility and agility are
crucial for the Hitachi's network because we operate a broad
range of business spanning more than 850 group companies in
about 70 countries and regions.
"In seeking a partner that could work with us to meet the
challenge of strengthening our large-scale network
infrastructure, we decided that NTT Com has the right mindset
to grasp future trends and challenge new things. Another key
was NTT Com's capability to realize changes that we had