NTT Com granted global Microsoft's gold cloud platform status

17 January 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe


NTT Communications has been granted Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform accreditation for its managed services expertise in the cloud.

NTT Com - Microsoft PartnerThe ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group said the accolade underscored its “unique capabilities in delivering on managed cloud”.

"Gold status is an important recognition of our competency in the cloud arena," said Damian Skendrovic, CEO of NTT Com Managed Services.

"With Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency we are helping enterprises to manage their hybrid cloud infrastructures, delivering on SaaS and PaaS solutions available in the Azure and Azure Stack marketplace that will enable our customers to optimise on performance and reach their business goals,"

As part of its global strategy, NTT Com has been part of the early adopter initiative for Azure Stack for nearly a year and is currently leveraging its Nexcenter data centre footprint.

Taking advantage of being one of Microsoft's ExpressRoute partners, and leveraging its low latency cloud connection service such as Multi Cloud Connect and Software-Defined Exchange Service, NTT Com has achieved fast and secure connections to Azure, which enabled the company to provide fully managed Azure solutions to its customers, including SAP on Azure. 

Microsoft's Gold Cloud Platform status has now been awarded to the following NTT Com groups worldwide:
- NTT Communications;
- NTT Com Managed Services SAU;
- NTT America;
- NTT Europe;
- NTT Com Asia (Hong Kong);
- NTT Singapore;
- NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia); and
- As well as two Asian-based subsidiaries: Emerio and Netmagic.


The news comes after NTT Security, the specialised security company of the NTT Group, announced this week its expansion into Thailand as part of its strategic growth plan.

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