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Spirent Avalanche Virtual Helps NTT Communications Deliver Reliable and Secure Cloud Services to Enterprise Customers

Spirent Communications, a leader in testing networks, services and devices, announced today that the Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) capability of Spirent Avalanche Virtual was demonstrated for the first time within NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud and Cloudn platforms. The demonstration, coordinated by TOYO Corporation, Spirent’s exclusive partner in Japan, was showcased during Interop Tokyo 2014, June 11-13, where the offering received Best of Show special prize in the Cloud Service category.

Demonstration Highlights

Public and private cloud networks enable enterprises to leverage the cost savings and flexibility of virtualization. TaaS on a cloud platform helps IT teams validate that their cloud service provider is delivering high performance, secure services that meet the Quality of Service (QoS) levels and SLA requirements of the organization. Testing the cloud implementation from within helps to reduce the costs associated with downtime and to overcome the constraints of lab-based testing methodologies.

Spirent Avalanche Virtual’s TaaS offering supports the latest application traffic patterns including YouTube, chat and online games, as well as the typical traffic types such as HTTP, FTP and mail, giving users the flexibility to adjust performance testing according to their traffic volume and to make changes as they occur in the workloads.

Executive Quotes

Mr. Yosuke Seki, Vice President, Hosting Services, Cloud Services NTT Communications:

“We are deeply honored to be part of this world’s first demonstration. Our Enterprise Cloud and Cloudn are global cloud services that can be provided only by a carrier like NTT Com who has access to the robust and latest data centers, servers and networks. We are sure we can continue supplying reliable, safe and highly available cloud environment on the global scale to services offered by TOYO, a technology interface between Japan and the rest of the world.”

Angus Robertson, Vice President of Segment Marketing, Spirent Communications:

“Spirent Avalanche Virtual has significantly changed how users think about validating the performance and security of their cloud-based services. We are honored to have collaborated with NTT Communications and our partner TOYO on this cloud-based TaaS demonstration and we believe that the Best of Show Award is testimony to the leadership Spirent has established in testing cloud computing and virtualization platforms.”

For more information about Spirent Avalanche Virtual visit: http://www.spirent.com/Products/Avalanche_Virtual

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications, a group company of NTT, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, provides a wide range of ICT solutions including long-distance and international communication, and network, cloud, application and security services. Having a large number of global affiliates, it has offices in more than 30 countries offering network services reaching 196 countries/regions and running data centers in over 150 locations worldwide. For more information visit, http://www.ntt.com

About TOYO Corporation

TOYO Corporation has been providing researchers and developers in Japan with cutting-edge “measuring tools” imported from overseas with the keywords “technology and information” in mind to contribute to the technological development in Japan since its foundation in 1953. TOYO’s various efforts - support services including repairs, calibrations and technical support, the development of its own products in its Electro-technical Center, and the technical seminars and training held at its Technology Interface Center - are backed by the technical capabilities of engineers that account for 80% of its 400+ employees. TOYO will continue to strive to accomplish its mission as a technology interface in the future. TOYO is the exclusive distributor of Spirent Communications in Japan. For more details, please visit its website at http://www.toyo.co.jp.

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test and measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx

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