NTT Com deploys Microsoft Azure Stack in Hong Kong
12 June 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
NTT Communications (NTT Com) is launching its managed Microsoft Azure Stack solution in Hong Kong.
Combining NTT Com’s expertise in managed services and Microsoft’s cloud technology, the new solution aims to meet businesses’ need for agility and meet the challenges they face around security and compliance in the cloud.
“Hong Kong is expected to see the strongest growth in Azure Stack adoption (61%), followed by Malaysia and Singapore at 51% and 49% respectively,” Stephen Tsang, chief revenue officer of NTT Com Asia Limited. “As a Microsoft Azure Stack early adopter and Gold Cloud Platform partner, we are confident this game-changing technology will help smooth and speed business transformation. With our expertise in managed services, ICT infrastructure and security, we help companies to fully integrate, customise and manage their complex hybrid IT ecosystem. Enterprises can now rest assured and seize the opportunities of the new digital economy.”
According to a recent research report from 451 Research, the key barriers for Hong Kong-based enterprises’ to adopt hybrid cloud include:
· The difficulties in managing data security
· The operational complexity of managing multiple cloud platforms
· The inability to migrate legacy IT and business applications
· The inconsistency of formats in both private and public cloud
In response to this the combined benefits of Microsoft Azure Stack as an efficient platform for hybrid cloud adoption coupled with NTT Communications’ Global Management One (GMOne) managed services aims to ease enterprises’ hybrid cloud migration and deployment. Resulting in a joint solution that gives enterprises end-to-end services from hardware, data centre, connectivity, multiple cloud applications migration, and security to tenant management with centralised support.
“Tapping into the managed services capabilities of NTT Communications, Azure Stack can deliver a fuller and more consistent integration of hybrid cloud deployments, allowing enterprises to respond rapidly to ever-changing business requirements with needed resources,” added Serena Cheung, director for one commercial partner and small, medium & corporate customers at Microsoft Hong Kong.
NTT says that the solution means that CIOs no longer need to worry about the day-to-day management responsibilities and operations. It also ensures compliance with specific regulatory requirements while delivering agility, cost optimisation and increased competitiveness for businesses. Overall NTT Com says that they provide a one-stop end-to-end solution that supports enterprises’ hybrid IT strategy.