Microsoft and NTT form digital transformation cloud alliance

Microsoft and NTT strike digital transformation go-to-market cloud alliance

13 December 2019 | Antony Savvas

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NTT has chosen Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for modernising its global IT infrastructure and customer solutions in the area of advanced analytics.

(Left to right: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft and Jun Sawada, President and CEO of NTT Corporation)

NTT Corporation and Microsoft have announced a multi-year strategic alliance aimed at delivering secure and reliable solutions that help enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformation projects.

The alliance will bring together NTT’s best-in-class ICT infrastructure, managed services and cybersecurity expertise with Microsoft’s cloud platform and AI technologies.

Key initiatives of the alliance include the creation of a Global Digital Fabric, development of digital enterprise solutions built on Microsoft Azure, and co-innovation of next-generation technologies in the area of all-photonics network and digital twin computing.

NTT provides integrated services that include digital business consulting and managed services for cybersecurity, applications, cloud, data centres and global networks in over 190 countries and regions.

As part of the strategic alliance, NTT has chosen Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for modernising its global IT infrastructure and customer solutions in the areas of advanced analytics for cybersecurity threat intelligence and hybrid-IT management.

Jun Sawada, president and CEO of NTT, said: “NTT is committed to helping enterprises realise their digital transformation initiatives to help create a smarter world. We believe that the combination of the Microsoft Azure platform along with NTT’s connected infrastructure and service delivery capabilities will accelerate the effort.

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, said: “Our strategic alliance combines NTT’s global infrastructure and services expertise with the power of Azure. Together, we will build new solutions spanning AI, cybersecurity and hybrid cloud, as we work to help enterprise customers everywhere accelerate their digital transformations.”