NTT Communications Group and Rancher Labs to Collaborate in Delivering Container Service for Enterprises

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TOKYO, JAPAN - July 6, 2017 - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (TYO: 9432) Group, its subsidiary NTTPC Communications (NTTPC) and Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced today that they have agreed today to collaborate in providing enterprises with container services for the unified storage of data and objects. A private container service will be implemented in NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud in October and a public container service will be implemented in NTTPC's WebARENA cloud by December 2017.

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Features of private-container service for enterprises

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The Rancher container management platform enables customers to easily manage and operate containers, allowing them to:

  • Deploy multiple Docker clusters
  • Scale containers and hosts
  • Configure and deploy infrastructure services
  • Monitor containers and hosts

Catalog function

By leveraging the diverse set of infrastructure services available to the community, customers can easily build systems comprising multiple containers. Customers can easily select, configure and deploy infrastructure services such as storage, networking and load balancers through the Rancher interface, making it easy to replicate and deploy custom environments.

Integration with Enterprise Cloud

Rancher environments created in Enterprise Cloud's virtual server can be integrated with a variety of Enterprise Cloud options, including databases.

NTT Com Group and Rancher Labs will verify and evaluate the service on the IoT platform of a major manufacturer starting this month. Container services for midsize to large enterprises are expected to be delivered as a multi-tenant cloud service in December 2017.


As part of the ongoing digital transformation of enterprise systems, the development and verification of container software is gaining momentum. Until now, however, potential users have been apprehensive about the operation and management of container environments and related security issues. In response, NTT Com and NTTPC will offer a private container as a service that enables enterprises to quickly and easily establish cloud-based container environments via Rancher container management software. NTT Com and NTTPC will provide support for the service, with technical assistance from Rancher Labs. In addition, this collaboration is the first time Rancher Labs is providing an MSP (Managed Service Provider) licensing model to a cloud service provider in Japan.

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About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

About NTTPC Communications Corporation

NTTPC Communications Incorporated (NTTPC), established in 1985 is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, is a network service and communication solution provider in Japanese telco market, the company has been the most strategic technology company of the group throughout of years. NTTPC launched the 1st ISP service of the NTT group, so called "InfoSphere" at 1995, and also launched the 1st Internet Data Center and server hosting services of Japan so called "WebARENA" at 1997. NTTPC have always started something new in ICT market.
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About Rancher Labs

Rancher Labsbuilds innovative, open source software for enterprises leveraging containers to accelerate software development and improve IT operations. With infrastructure services management and robust container orchestration, as well as commercially-supported distributions of Kubernetes and Docker, the flagship Rancher container management platform allows users to easily manage all aspects of running containers in production, on any infrastructure. RancherOS is a simplified Linux distribution built from containers for running containers. For additional information, please visit

Media Contacts

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NTT Communications
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NTTPC Communications
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Rancher Labs
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