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NEC Successfully Completes SSAE 16 Type 2 Audit

Irving, Texas – June 6, 2013 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications and biometric solutions, announced today that its Managed Services system has successfully completed an independent audit for the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, Type 2. With this new certification, NEC’s Managed Services system is operating in compliance to SSAE 16 standards for controls.

“The SSAE 16 compliance designation affirms NEC’s commitment to meet the highest industry standards for delivering and operating our managed services,” said Vinod Muthuswamy, vice president of managed services, NEC. “Our customers count on us to have the controls in place for secure data center operations.”

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NEC Offers Zero Percent Financing on Two Enterprise Communications System Product Lines

Saddle Brook, NJ – May 23, 2013 – NEC Financial Services, LLC, a firm dedicated to providing tailored financing and leasing services to customers throughout the United States, announces the availability of a 48 or 60- month zero percent true lease promotion subject to offer terms and conditions* for NEC UNIVERGE® SV8000 Series and SL1100 communication systems installed by authorized NEC Corporation of America dealers.

“The program is designed to aid and encourage customers to make their technology investments now,” said Herschel Salan, vice president and general manager of NEC Financial Services, LLC. “The market conditions are very good and we want to assist companies to realize the benefits of NEC technology at a lower cost of entry.”

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NEC Introduces its SDN Application Center

Irving, Texas – May 7, 2013 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software Defined Networking (SDN), today announced the SDN Application Center, which includes SDN solutions built upon customers’ top-of-mind SDN network concerns.

Working with several leading vendors, NEC will offer northbound APIs to help organizations proactively and automatically manage, secure and optimize their networks through their SDN solutions.

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NEC Launches Desktop as a Service Powered by Desktone

Irving, Texas and Lexington, MA – April 24, 2013 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that it has joined with Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), to deliver cloud-hosted virtual desktops. By leveraging the Desktone Platform, the industry’s only multi-tenant virtual desktop platform architected for service providers, NEC can deliver cost-effective, full-featured Windows desktops to any device, thus meeting enterprises’ demands for BYOD and distributed and remote workforce support.

NEC has created innovative private and public cloud environments for organizations worldwide, with integrated hosted and managed services that simplify the transition of critical business functions to the cloud. With its new DaaS offering, NEC can extend the benefits of cloud computing – including security, scalability and efficiency – to Windows desktops. NEC can rapidly provision and deploy desktops from the cloud to end user tablets, smartphones, laptops and PCs on demand, without investing in costly and complex on-site infrastructure.

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NSi and Tulane Featured in Latest Issue of Campus Technology Magazine

Today NSi and Tulane University are featured in the cover story of Campus Technology Magazine. You can read the full story below:

Tulane Streamlines Business Processes with Document Capture System

By David Nagel

04/03/13

Tulane University in New Orleans is expanding its use of a document capture, processing, and routing system campuswide in an effort to streamline its business processes further.

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NEC to Highlight Expanded Reach of OpenFlow-enabled SDN during Open Networking Summit 2013

Irving, Texas – April 4, 2013 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications, biometric and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, will demonstrate southbound interoperability and multi-site controller capabilities of its award-winning ProgrammableFlow Controller with switches from seven leading vendors during the Open Networking Summit 2013 on April 15-17 in Santa Clara, CA. Enhancements to the controller architecture will provide customers with multi-data center controller support in a more scalable solution.

The companies participating in interoperability demonstrations at the NEC booth # 103 include: Arista Networks (Arista 7050 Series); Brocade (Brocade MLXe Series); Centec Networks (V330); Dell (Dell Networking S4810); Extreme Networks (Summit X670®); Intel (Intel® Open Network Platform); and Microsoft Corp. (Windows Server 2012 with NEC extensible virtual switch PF1000).

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What VoIP Requires From a Data Network

Introduction

Here is a very common story. A customer has a data network based on TCP/IP that is working well. He can transfer files and run networked database applications among several locations with adequate speed and efficiency. He can also browse the Web and download files from the Internet.

He installs VOIP devices at each of his sites and connects them to the data network. The voice technology works very poorly. He has intermittent problems with sketchy voice quality, dropouts in conversation, even dropped or incomplete calls. His sturdy data network, which works fine for all kinds of data applications, barely works at all for voice applications.

The difficulty lies in the fact that voice applications require the network to provide some features that are not very important to data applications. File downloads and database programs require every byte to be delivered correctly, but they are flexible with regard to how long it takes to get the bytes from one location to another. Voice, on the other hand, requires the bytes to arrive in a very timely manner, although it is more flexible about losing a few bytes here and there.

In this document, we will address the issues that cause this situation and describe what is necessary to avoid it. These issues are network quality, available bandwidth, and packet competition. We will try to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be considered in planning a VOIP installation so that there will not be any unpleasant surprises.

What VoIP Requires From a Data Network

Introduction

Here is a very common story. A customer has a data network based on TCP/IP that is working well. He can transfer files and run networked database applications among several locations with adequate speed and efficiency. He can also browse the Web and download files from the Internet.

He installs VOIP devices at each of his sites and connects them to the data network. The voice technology works very poorly. He has intermittent problems with sketchy voice quality, dropouts in conversation, even dropped or incomplete calls. His sturdy data network, which works fine for all kinds of data applications, barely works at all for voice applications.

The difficulty lies in the fact that voice applications require the network to provide some features that are not very important to data applications. File downloads and database programs require every byte to be delivered correctly, but they are flexible with regard to how long it takes to get the bytes from one location to another. Voice, on the other hand, requires the bytes to arrive in a very timely manner, although it is more flexible about  losing a few bytes here and there.

In this document, we will address the issues that cause this situation and describe what is necessary to avoid it. These issues are network quality, available bandwidth, and packet competition. We will try to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be considered in planning a VOIP installation so that there will not be any unpleasant surprises.

Designing and Building a Datacenter Network: An Alternative Approach with OpenFlow

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Server virtualization and cloud computing are changing the face of enterprise computing today. Virtualization enables more efficient use of IT resources and greater levels of IT agility and control. Cloud extends these benefits, allowing IT organizations to reduce their infrastructure complexity, ease staff workload, and more rapidly scale compute resources. Together, these technologies enable organizations to better meet organizational demand and provide greater agility for the enterprise.

Unfortunately, most current network technologies were not developed with the needs of virtualization and cloud computing in mind, and as a result, the network can become a bottleneck to cloud and virtualization deployments. Static topologies require manual intervention to deploy and migrate virtual machines (VMs), which adds cost and burden to IT and hinders the organization's ability to respond quickly to changes in the environment.

OpenFlow is an open source networking architecture that is supported and promoted by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and designed to address these shortcomings. An extension of Ethernet, OpenFlow separates the data path and control path, with all networking logic and policies handled by a separate controller. This introduces a new layer of abstraction in networking, analogous to server virtualization, and enables the network to act as a single fabric.

With OpenFlow, the network acts as one "big switch." All logic occurs in software and can be changed as application and network requirements change, allowing for instant and automatic propagation of new policies throughout the network, simplification of network management, and dynamic partitioning of the network to easily handle multitenant environments or traffic segmentation needs as one would using VLANs.

Cyber Innovation Labs & NEC's Cloud in a Vault: A Key Enabler of Next-Generation 'Big Data' Analytics

Chicago, IL – March 21, 2013 - Cyber Innovation Labs, LLC (CIL), a premier enterprise-class managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, and NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of innovative IT, biometrics, network, and communications products and solutions, today announce the utilization of Cloud in a Vault (CiaV) for the deployment of next-generation “big data” solutions.

The explosion of big data has resonated throughout virtually every business initiative across all verticals. Whether they are healthcare organizations enhancing efficiency and quality of patient services or financial firms assessing risk and forecasting market trends, companies worldwide utilize big data for predictive analytics. While the phenomenon has limitless applications, the support of such massive and often complex data sets requires reliable and cost-effective computing support complete with ample storage capabilities and elasticity.

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