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11 July 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
NTT Communications has come out in early support of Microsoft Azure Stack, the newest Microsoft product in the world of cloud computing.
"We are delighted to be an early supporter of Microsoft
Azure Stack," said Hirofumi Miyama the senior vice president,
head of managed services at NTT Com. "Azure Stack is a game
changing product and a strategic part of our cloud services
portfolio moving forward. It is particularly relevant to those
customers who have been previously held back from Hybrid Cloud
adoption, due to data sovereignty rules or governance
regulations. Azure Stack will provide our customers with a
faster, secure solution that will enable them to truly optimize
their cost and performance, and meet the increasing demands of
business on IT."
Azure Stack allows you to bring cloud computing capabilities
on premises and into the enterprise data centre. Meaning that
hybrid cloud customers now have the flexibility and capability
to meet the growing business objectives around data
Combining the existing strategic partnerships with Dell EMC
and HPE, NTT Com based on hardware server technology, NTT Com
will offer, Managed Services, the global managed services arm
of NTT Com, on top of Azure and Azure Stack, delivering
centralised managed hybrid cloud services. Therefore
positioning itself to be leading global Azure Stack
implementation partner from the beginning.
"NTT Communications represents the type of service partner
Microsoft are seeking to take Azure Stack to market and help
make it viable. The fact that NTT Com realized the potential
early, and committed the necessary resources to get accredited
from day one, will no doubt give them an advantage to gain a
foot hold in the initial market," said Bob Ellsworth, director
of enterprise modernization & Azure HiPo (high potential
partners) at Microsoft.