NTT Musashino Research and
As high-speed, high-capacity and high-quality next generation network services are increasingly being deployed, backed by the penetration of optical fiber access, the NGN and the mobile LTE (long term evolution), there is a demand for upper layer application services that interwork closely with the network in order to make the most of the network's functionality. In addition, as a telecommunication service provider, the NTT Group finds that it has an important role in contributing to society at large by aggressively and efficiently reducing the environmental load through the reduction of power consumed by ICT systems.
The NTT Group is seeking to become a "service creation group." To enable this transition, the Information Sharing Platform Laboratories are developing an economical, safe, secure, convenient, and environmentally friendly service platform for creating broadband and ubiquitous services over the NTT Group's highly sophisticated network.
We are pursuing R&D of cloud computing as a core technology for this service platform. Cloud computing can be applied to social infrastructures, such as e-government, which demand extremely high reliability. Our cloud computing technology will not only satisfy the requirements for conventional cloud computing, such as making ICT systems cost-effective and scalable, but also make it possible to build a platform middleware for introducing and managing cloud computing environment to allow implementation of highly functional and large-scale ICT systems that provide high reliability, availability and security.
We are also engaged in R&D of a wide spectrum of related technologies to enable customers to use application services safely, securely and conveniently in a cloud computing environment. These technologies span both basic and applied technologies, ranging from theoretical research into a world-class cryptographic algorithm, to ICT system technology, such as authentication and ID federation, architecture for the development of applications on a cloud, and support for system integration and secure system operation.
We at the Information Sharing Platform Laboratories are committed to pressing ahead with leading-edge R&D to respond to social needs.
(As of July 1, 2010)