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NTT EAST Expands Its Managed Services for Enterprises “GigaRaku VPN” and “GigaRaku Switch” With Cisco Meraki
November 07, 2019 By BlueAlly
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Cisco Systems G.K. today announced that NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION (hereinafter "NTT EAST") has selected the Cisco Meraki MX and MS series to deliver managed SD-WAN/connectivity services and managed LAN services, respectively to Enterprises. These new service offerings will be part of NTT EAST's SDx Service portfolio and will be available to customers as "GigaRaku VPN" and "GigaRaku Switch".
This will be an addition to NTT East’s managed WiFi service called “GigaRaku WiFi” which utilizes the Cisco Meraki MR series as the high-end offering and was launched in 2014 to small and medium businesses. “GigaRaku VPN” and “GigaRaku Switch” will be available starting November 11, 2019.
Cisco Meraki provides cloud managed network solution globally, and Cisco Meraki MX/MS enables NTT-E to easily manage gateway devices and network switches from cloud dashboard. While it allows to centrally manage LAN devices across multiple sites, customers can also visualize information on connected devices as well as applications and network usage from all sites.
NTT EAST 's SDx Services leverages cloud to offer holistic managed services from LAN to cloud edge by combining existing wireless LAN service "GigaRaku Wi-Fi" with the newly available "GigaRaku VPN" and "GigarRaku Switch". Customers can centrally access Wi-Fi, LAN, and gateway devices without configuration or operational hassles, and the new services provides the flexibility to create and increase/decrease network infrastructure with minimal initial investment. With NTT East managed services, customers can also access to 365 day support anytime.
In addition, customization option for larger customers is available with the licensing management and support provided by NTT East for Cisco Meraki equipment.
Vice President, Japan Service Provider, Cisco, Ichiro Nakagawa said “Cisco is very pleased that GigaRaku Wi-Fi has evolved under the strong partnership with NTT East and Cisco, and the new SDx services, GigaRaku VPN and GigaRaku Switch, will be available with Cisco Meraki. We are confident that we will be able to support digital transformation of wide range of customers in all industries with leading features from Cisco Meraki provided as NTT East's managed services"
Cisco Meraki Product Overview
Cisco Meraki MX Series
All-in-one cloud managed security & SD-WAN appliance with comprehensive security and intelligent Internet and VPN connectivity.
The Cisco Meraki MX Series lets you create VPN between multiple sites automatically with only a few clicks while it usually requires highly technical knowledge for configuration. It also supports SD-WAN (Software-defined WAN). Cisco Meraki MX series optimizes the performance of your WAN circuits and web applications for better business environment.
Cisco Meraki MS Series
Everything from initial deployment and expansion to day-to-day operational management is done in the cloud. For example, network topologies provide at-a-glance insight into the state of each device and the connectivity between devices. Dashboards provides a rich and powerful set of tools enabling network administrators avoid going to the location where devices located. All models support virtual stacking, which allows you to configure multiple ports across multiple switches at once, regardless of switch location or model.