NTT Com shows early support for Microsoft Azure Stack
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 transformation strategy.
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.