NTT Buying Virtela for Cloud Services – Bloomberg

Via NTT Communications Said to Buy Virtela for Cloud Services – Bloomberg

For those not familiar with Virtela, they were very early in the managed network game; my first Virtela network was back in 2002/3 for a large electrical wholesaler entering the US market.  With NetScreen as their managed, secured, end-point device, their ease of ramp-up and the options they provided were solid even back then.

Despite how small-scale this purchase is compared to Softbank’s buy of Sprint, Virtela has enough technology excellence to really help NTT continue their growth outside of Japan.  Coupling Virtela with NTT Data (the old Keane) should be a potent combination, if they can execute….worth exploring for their cloud and SDN savvy

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