Netmagic Powers its Cloud offerings with NetApp SolidFire

India, September 12, 2017: Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company),a leading Managed Hosting & Cloud Service Provider in India, today announced that the Company has deployed NetApp’s SolidFire all-flash scale-out storage system at five of its datacenters in India, to support its Cloud offerings with automated and scalable guaranteed application performance. NetApp’s SolidFire, a next-generation storage architecture that provides enterprise IT businesses an access to agile, scalable, on-demand storage infrastructure that delivers predictable, cost-effective performance in the cloud.

NetApp SolidFire is the next-generation storage architecture that enables businesses’ IT infrastructure quickly and seamlessly at scale, while enhancing developer productivity and improving time-to-market of new applications through simplified storage operations at the same time.

“We are delighted to partner with NetApp that enables our customers to leverage our Cloud infrastructure with their high-performance and scalable storage infrastructure.This significantly adds to our value proposition in the market when organizations are demanding IT transformation without operational overheads and silo Storage Capacity management,” said Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director & CEO, Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company). “The enhanced capabilities of the on-demand storage services based on the NetApp’s Solidfire platform will help our customers grow their storage infrastructure seamlessly and in a granular way both in terms of capacity as well as performance to cope up with their growing needs.”

Anil Valluri, President, NetApp India & SAARC said, “For NetApp, Netmagic is both a partner and customer and we are deeply committed to this partnership.  We believe that storage is the foundation of any cloud solution and our endeavor is to enable our partners monetize their storage offerings quickly. Our SolidFire storage platform simplifies end-user cloud experiences, while reducing internal complexity with its unique QoS and scale-out architecture which helps realize business results faster.”

NetApp SolidFire powers the most demanding data centers in the world. With NetApp SolidFire storage infrastructure, cloud providers are able to define, develop and capitalize on new market opportunities and the growing demands of the Global initiatives on Digitization.

NTT Communications Expands Presence in India to Meet Growing Digital Demand

Company launches international data network services and plans to invest more than 160 million USD for data center expansion in India.

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), today announced the launch of international data network services in India through its affiliate NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS). The acquisition of this licence in India follows the initiation of construction of the Company’s two new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore, through Netmagic, a subsidiary of NTT Com and one of the leading managed hosting and cloud service providers in India.


This reinforces the Company’s commitment to enable customers with high-quality infrastructure services as well as the management and security services to meet their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) outsourcing needs.

NTT Com acquired Virtual Network Operator – International Long Distance (VNO-ILD) 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 Network Virtualization Functions (NVF), while utilizing the infrastructure of its partner carriers in India.

NTT Com is the first Japanese ICT provider of VNO-ILD network licence in India.

On top of this move, NTT Com has decided to invest more than 160 million USD on the two data centers, which will become operational by April 2018. These data centers will add nearly 500,000 square feet of gross floor space at full build. This brings NTT Com’s total gross footprint to 1,100,000 square feet in India.

“India has been a key strategic market for us with the accelerating shift of IT services from traditional enterprise data centres 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 percent 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, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and Big Data.”

“There is a continuous demand for a resilient and scalable IT Infrastructure backbone in this digital era. And, our Company has a rich history of evolving itself ahead of the curve to meet the dynamic requirements of our clients’ businesses,” said Sharad Sanghi MD & CEO of Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company). “Our strategy is to accommodate this demand and ensure that our network service offering and data centres enable our ICT clients with rich IT infrastructure for maximum connectivity and enhanced productivity. With this two new data centers, Netmagic becomes one of the largest data center service providers in India.”

Built to the exacting global design standards of NTT Com, the new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore will be accommodating 2,750 racks / 22MW power and 1,500 racks / 15 MW power respectively. With NTT Com’s high-speed, high-volume Internet backbone and network services, customers can accelerate their business development to meet the increasing demand of Cloud services.
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. The Company was the first in India to launch services – Cloud Computing, Managed Security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Software-Defined Storage.

Netmagic partners with Microsoft and Cisco for Virtual Private Cloud service

New service delivers high-performance cloud computing with software defined control for enterprise applications

Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company and India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Service provider, today announced the launch of SimpliVPC(Virtual Private Cloud), a next-generation Cloud service that leverages Hybrid IT strategy to scale, optimize and manage the technology environment real-time.

SimpliVPCis an Enterprise Grade IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) platform that comes with an extensive set of managed services that enables businesses a simple transition to the cloud with diverse compliance, security, scalability, flexibility, and application performance needs.

SimpliVPC along with services like Virtual Firewall Appliance (vFA), Virtual Load Balancer (vLB) and tiered storage, offers a compelling solution for Hybrid IaaS requirement of enterprises. The entire service suite is offered on Pay-as-use service model.

“We are extremely proud to present the SimpliVPC service,” said SharadSanghi, Managing Director and CEO, Netmagic. “Customers looking for managed private cloud service can now overcome the entry barriers typically encountered for private cloud adoption. Developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft, SimpliVPC will deliver high levels of dedicated performance, while giving customers complete control over their virtual resources, allowing them to deploy and scale as needed.”
Ashok Shenoy, Director, Data Center Sales, Cisco India & SAARC, said, “As enterprises move to cloud, many have begun understanding the benefits of VPCs to manage their existing management and security policies. It is therefore imperative to provide them with solutions that are not only robust but agile enough to meet varying workloads. We are pleased to associate with Netmagic to launch SimpliVPC services in India; this service will empower enterprises to have more flexibility and control over deploying their workloads to cloud.”
Peter Gartnerberg, General Manager, Enterprise Partner Group (EPG), Microsoft India We are excited to partner with Netmagic and offer Hyper-V on the Azure stack that enables SimpliVPC, the hybrid cloud scenario for our customers. Cloud adoption by enterprises in

India continues to grow and we are witnessing an increasing number of businesses moving to public and hybrid cloud. This trend will continue to strengthen in the future and we are

committed to provide the best cloud offerings for our customers, enabling them in their next step towards digital transformation. With the launch of SimpliVPC, our customers will benefit from high value infrastructure and platform services of Azure like disaster recovery, identity, backup, cloudburst as well as testing and development. The journey from private to public to hybrid cloud is a natural progression for businesses in India and Microsoft is suitably positioned to cater to the evolving cloud requirements of customers in India.”
Through an easy-to-use self-service portal, SimpliVPC provides businesses the ability to seamlessly configure and manage their cloud environment. It provides businesses the performance of bare metal, coupled with the on-demand scalability, agility and cost effectiveness of public cloud infrastructure.

Besides being powered by the Microsoft’s latest hypervisor platform, SimpliVPC service is alsothe first in Asia Pacific region to leverage programmable network fabric (SDN) powered by Cisco’s Application centric infrastructure technology in a multi-tenant service provider environment.

Currently, Netmagic offers SimpliVPC service from Mumbai and Bangalore datacenters.

Netmagic Wins ‘Infrastructure as a Service Provider of the Year’ at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards

Netmagic was named the ‘Infrastructure as a Service Provider of the Year’ at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards banquet held in Mumbai. Netmagic has demonstrated excellence in helping enterprises strategize their IT roadmap by providing a range of cloud-based infrastructure and managed services. Its portfolio spans a large spectrum to cater to niche needs of every enterprise by offering various models of cloud such as public, private, and hybrid services coupled with professional services such as cloud infrastructure assessment, migration planning, infrastructure design and architecture, security risk assessments and compliance adherence. Netmagic proactively works to integrate all the IT components in an effective manner so that the existing IT system investments of a company are protected while being able to gain access to an unlimited pool of resources in its cloud environment. This award has been offered to Netmagic for industry-specific expertise and advanced cloud operations practice that effectively addressed the unique market challenges and the demanding uptime standards of critical business.

“We are extremely proud to be honored with this recognition for three consecutive years,” said Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director & CEO of Netmagic (an NTT Communications Company). “This reaffirms that our focus on driving consistent operational and service excellence is a strong differentiator in the marketplace. At Netmagic, we have always continued delivering excellence in helping enterprises strategize their IT roadmap by providing a range of cloud-based infrastructure and managed services. This empowers the enterprises with fully automated access, control, security, and scalability.”

Congratulating Netmagic on winning the 2016 ‘Infrastructure as a Service Provider of the Year’ award, Mr. Benoy CS, Director, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan said, “Netmagic has shown remarkable performance in 2015 demonstrating excellence in implementing cloud-based solutions. Netmagic constantly endeavors to push its boundaries of services and offers highly scalable, cost-efficient and enterprise-class IT architectural designs backed up by strong continual assistance in deployment, migration, and support. Its focus on cloud technology sophistication and process design has enabled it to add value to its clients’ core business objectives not just with a rich customer service experience, but also achieve a rapid return on investment. Its presence in the cloud services market is steadily growing and has led to improved customer retention making it the preferred vendor of choice for enterprise customers. Netmagic offers a comprehensive value proposition in cloud and with its commitment to service and innovation, it is poised to continue to dominate and provide benchmarks in the cloud ecosystem.”

Award recipients were judged on a variety of parameters that included Revenue Growth, Market Share Growth, Product Portfolio Diversity, Key Achievements, and Go-to-Market strategy, and involved in-depth primary interviews of various industry participants and secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan analysts. An elite panel of jury members comprising prominent CIOs/CTOs from the industry evaluated the compiled data and incorporated the end-user perspective. Frost & Sullivan then presented the Awards to companies that received the highest number industry rank in each category.

Netmagic Bags Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award 2016

Recognized for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Netmagic, an NTT Communications company and India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Services provider, today announced that the Company has been named the Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider of the year at the Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award 2016. The Company received the award for its outstanding performance, market leadership, and new technologies application in cloud services.

Frost & Sullivan ICT Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of companies across the world in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The evaluation methodology included an in-depth analysis of each organization’s business strategy, revenue growth, innovation in product or services portfolio, go-to-market strategy and key achievements.

Congratulating Netmagic on winning the award, Benoy CS, Director, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan said, “Netmagic has shown remarkable performance in 2015 demonstrating excellence in implementing cloud based solutions. Netmagic constantly endeavours to push its boundaries of services and offers highly scalable, cost efficient and enterprise class IT architectural designs backed up by strong continual assistance in deployment, migration, and support. Its focus on cloud technology sophistication and process design has enabled it to add value to its clients’ core business objectives not just with a rich customer service experience, but also achieve a rapid return on investment. Its presence in the cloud services market is steadily growing and has led to improved customer retention making it the preferred vendor of choice for enterprise customers.”

Netmagic services portfolio spans a large spectrum offering various models of cloud – Public, Private, and Hybrid services coupled with cloud infrastructure assessment, migration planning, infrastructure design and architecture, security risk assessments and compliance adherence.
“We are extremely proud to be honoured with this recognition for three consecutive years,” said Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director & CEO of Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company). “This reaffirms that our focus on driving consistent operational and service excellence is a strong differentiator in the marketplace. At Netmagic, we have always continued delivering excellence in helping enterprises strategize their IT roadmap by providing a range of cloud-based infrastructure and managed services. This empowers the enterprises with fully automated access, control, security and scalability.”

Netmagic is India’s only IT Infrastructure services provider to be PCI DSS certified for its entire suite of services. It is also the first cloud service provider in India and in the world, to receive the CSA STAR certification for Cloud Capability Maturity Model (CCM) version 3.0.1, an industry benchmark for the specific security requirements of multi-tenant service providers. Besides this, Netmagic is also empanelled as an IT Security Auditing Organization with CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team). The company works with market leaders such as Flipkart, HDFC Life, Star TV, Ratnakar Bank (RBL), Myntra, India Infoline, MakeMyTrip and several others.

Netmagic CEO Receives ‘UDYOG RATTAN AWARD’ by Institute of Economic Studies

Recognized the Company with the Excellence Award

Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company and India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Service provider, today announced that the Company’s MD & CEO Sharad Sanghi, has been conferred the ‘UDYOG RATTAN AWARD’ for outstanding performance in the field of Industrial Development of the country at the Economic Development Seminar organized by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES). The Company also received the Excellence Award from IES.

The ‘UDYOG RATTAN AWARD’ is granted by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) affiliated with the Government of India and the selection is done by an independent eminent jury. IES selection process takes into account close monitoring of various facets of economy and the individual contribution of various companies and business leaders.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by the Institute of Economic Studies,” said Sanghi. “We dedicate this award to the more than 1100 dedicated Netmagic associates across the nation, who embody the spirit to innovate as a leader in private, public & hybrid cloud services, security and managed hosting offerings. This recognition reaffirms that our focus on operational excellence and delivering customer value is a strong differentiator in the marketplace.”

Other recipients of the award include eminent dignitaries from social and industrial fields, including S.D. Shibulal (MD – Infosys), Anoop Kumar Mittal (MD – NBCC), Naresh Goyal (Chairman – Jet Airways), Sunita Sharma (MD – LIC Housing Finance) amongst others.

“We are proud to honour Sharad Sanghi for being a pioneer in the ICT development, with his passion towards technology innovation and value creation with a very high standard of transparency and corporate governance,” said Mr. Yogendra Prasad, President of Institute of Economic Studies.

The IES is one the premier research-oriented and awareness-promoting organizations, that affiliate with the Government to celebrate the contributions of academicians, economists, parliamentarians and others in furthering the Indian economy.

Netmagic Recognized with Geographical Region Award as Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year (APJ) at Cisco Partner Summit 2016

Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company and India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Service Provider, announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco® Partner Summit Geographical Region award for Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year (APJ). Cisco revealed the winners during its annual partner conference held last week in San Diego, California.

Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective regions. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities and sales approaches.

“Cisco is proud to work together with leading partners globally to lead innovation and digital transformation everywhere and create new solutions and business models for our customers,” said Ruma Balasubramanian, vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan Partner Organization at Cisco. “It is an honor to recognize Netmagic with a Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region award as Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year, further underscoring its stellar accomplishments in APJ.”

“We are delighted to know from Cisco that we have been recognized as the Best Partner for Cloud & Managed Services for the whole of Asia Pacific Japan region,” said Sunil Gupta, Executive Director and President, Netmagic. “This accolade marks our ability to execute and innovate as a leader in private, public & hybrid cloud services, security and managed services offerings. This award is a reaffirmation of the trust on us that has been earlier reposed by Frost & Sullivan for both Third Party Data Centre Provide and Infrastructure-as-a-service Provider in their ICT Awards, Gartner vide their Magic Quadrant on Cloud enabled Managed Hosting and the end user CIO community vide six CIO Choice Awards in Jan 2016”

Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Regional awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across the geographical region. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner Organization and regional executives.

Netmagic dominates CIO Choice 2016, with 6 awards across Cloud Computing and Data Centre Managed Hosting services

Amidst a glittering gathering of 400+ CIOs and ICT Business Leaders Netmagic, an NTT Communications company and India’s leading Managed Hosting & Cloud Service Provider, wins all the six categories in Data Centre and Cloud categories at the CIO Choice 2016 Honour & Recognition ceremony held at hotel Lalit Intercontinental.

Winners of CIO CHOICE 2016 were determined by an independent CIO voting survey from across the country on product performance, customer satisfaction and continued customer service. It is a recognition and validation that CIOs can trust because it is ‘By the CIO and for the CIO’.

This marquee 4th Annual CIO Choice Honour & Recognitions, focusing on companies based or operating in India, was the by far the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of 3000+ nominations and entry submissions to date, overseen by a distinguished CIO Advisory. More than 150 entries were received this year, from a wide array of global and Indian ICT companies including Wipro, HCL Tech, Dell, Schneider Electric, Sify, Forrester, and IDC among others.

CIO Choice 2016 Honour & Recognitions were presented in 49 categories, recognizing 26 distinct ICT Brands. KPMG was the knowledge partner for CIO Choice2016.

Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director and CEO, Netmagic said, “We are extremely delighted to have won six awards across Cloud and Data Center categories at this year’s CIO Choice Awards. This recognition showcases our leadership in Cloud domain where we won in all the possible categories and in Data Centre Managed Services which was the most fiercely competitive category with seven key players vying for supremacy. We are honoured, by the fact that the awards were determined by our fellow colleagues from the industry, who have entrusted us in the field of IT Infrastructure.”

Recipient of several industry accolades, Netmagic was recently chosen by Frost & Sullivan for both Third Party Data Centre Service Provider of the year and Infrastructure-as-a-Service Provider of the year at India ICT Awards 2015.

NTT Com Receives NLD License to Launch Network Services In India

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), announced today that it has been licensed to launch domestic network services in India through NTT Communications India Network Services, a newly established Indian subsidiary.

The launch will include IP-VPN and other reliable, high-quality connectivity services, that are required by businesses in India today viz. the growing demands of companies such as automobile dealers and retailers with distributed sites across India. Customers will be able to use multiple local carriers for carrier-redundant access, one of the many ways NTT Com aims to provide secure, cost-efficient networks backed by strong service-level agreements for the mission-critical systems of its enterprise customers.

NTT Com will combine its new network services with managed-hosting and cloud services currently offered by Netmagic, another NTT Com subsidiary,which owns nine data centers in India. As a result, NTT Com will offer a comprehensive range of ICT services, including system integration, to support the businesses of Indian enterprises and multinational corporations.

Sharad Sanghi, MD& CEO of Netmagic, stated: “NTT Com & Netmagic will now offer world-class ICT solutions comprising secure, high-quality private-network services, including IP-VPN connecting data centers and the cloud to customers’ domestic sales or production bases. Netmagic, which launched its largest data center in Mumbai recently, is committed to constantly upgrading its product roadmap for data centers& cloud offerings.”

With the addition of this capability, NTT Com & Netmagic will be able to address more mature requirements of enterprises, especially with the widespread adoption of SMAC based technologies and growth of internet centric enterprises in India. Netmagic already enjoys the trust of over 1500 enterprises, spread across industries and with this additional capability set,Netmagic will be able to add more value on ICT front.

Going forward, NTT Com expects to steadily expand its ICT business infrastructure in India to help customers accelerate their business-development initiatives.

Netmagic dominates IT Infrastructure category at Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards -wins Cloud and Third-party Data Centre Awards

Netmagic, an NTT Communications company and India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Services Provider, won two awards at the 2015 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards, in the categories of Infrastructure as a Service (Cloud) Provider of the Year and Third Party Datacenter Service Provider of the Year held on June 18 at Le Meridien in New Delhi.Netmagic was felicitated with the two awards in recognition of its outstanding performance, market leadership and new technologies application in cloud services and Data center domain.

Frost & Sullivan ICT Awards recognizes outstanding industry achievements by companies across the world in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The award recipients were judged on a variety of parameters that included revenue growth, market share growth, product portfolio density, key achievements, go-to-market strategy and involved in-depth primary interviews of various industry participants and secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan analysts. The findings are thenpresented to an esteemed, independent panel of jury members comprising prominent CIOs/CTOs.

This recognition reaffirms Netmagic’s commitment towards providing enterprise gradeIT Infrastructure services to organizations across industries.Incidentally, Netmagic had received the Cloud Infrastructure–as-a-Service (IaaS) award at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan India ICT awards last year and earlier this year, Netmagic had been awarded with 5 CIO Choice 2015 awards across different categories of Datacenter and Cloud Service Provider. All these awards further reiterates the confidence both customers and analyst communities have reposed in Netmagic.

Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director and CEO, Netmagic said,“We are truly honored to receive these two prestigious awards recognized by a jury consisting of some of India’s best analysts and leaders in ICT industry.These awards are not just recognition of this commitment, but also a reflection of the trust in Netmagic that encourages us to innovate and constantly improve in this competitive market. At Netmagic, we have always aimed tooffer best in class and industry-leading Datacenter and Cloud infrastructure and solutions that empower enterprises with fully automated access, control, security and scalability.”

Benoy CS ,Director,ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan said “Netmagic was chosen to be awarded for their achievement in the datacenter services domain for their superior core and auxiliary offerings, coupled with company’s holistic and customer centric approach towards enterprise IT. Netmagic has their datacenter built on global design and operational standards and their cloud architecture on enterprise grade infrastructure. Their ability to understand holistic IT landscape is the value proposition that enterprises find to be highly appealing and hence has strategically positioned Netmagic as an end to end datacenter solution provider.”
Netmagic delivers services to plan, design, manage, support and migrate IT infrastructure running mission-critical applications. Itsenterprise-grade cloud platform is certified by global technology leaders and is the first cloud service provider in India to receive the CSA STAR certification, an industry benchmark for the specific security requirements of multi-tenant service providers. The company works with market leaders such as Flipkart, HDFC Life, Star TV, Ratnakar Bank (RBL),Myntra, India Infoline, MakeMyTrip and several others.