NTT Communications in Europe (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications provider within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), has announced a partnership with Dell Corporation’s Global Services division. Under the partnership, NTT Com‘s self-managed cloud hosting solution, Enterprise Cloud and its Cloud enabled managed services capabilities will be incorporated into Dell branded global Cloud Services.
The arrangement would provide Dell customers with the ability to roll out complex cloud ICT services and enhanced data security globally, all on a pay-per-use basis with no upfront expenditure.
NTT Enterprise Cloud spans data centers in 13 cities across 10 countries and 3 continents, alongside a broader network and data center presence spanning 196 countries. Dell and NTT Com’s combined offering would be particularly well suited to European organizations with an international presence.
NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud provides a high level of end user control, harnessing its SDN (Software-Defined Networking) architecture. Enterprise Cloud is well suited to a wide range of applications, from big data processing and management to global ERP platforms. NTT Com certifications and accreditations in Europe on ISO 27001, PCI-DSS and ITIL based service management underpin customers’ compliance and service quality requirements.
NTT Com Enterprise Cloud further allows customers to dictate exactly where applications and data are stored, as well as determining the permissions and privacy levels associated with each of them.
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Dell‘s Cloud Services strategy in EMEA is to work with global partners such as NTT and a series of local partners to provide choice to the customers in terms of location of cloud services. Dell itself and via its Cloud Partners are able to provide managed private, hybrid and public cloud on all leading cloud platforms and provide multi cloud management via Dell Cloud Manager and a suite of other tools.
“Partnering with NTT is a good strategic move for us, as it allows our customers to quickly tap into emerging markets and reap the benefits of a truly global cloud service,” said Nick Hyner, Director of Cloud Services for EMEA at Dell. “NTT will complement our Cloud Services Partner Program with its vertical expertise and extensive capability to manage a range of Cloud Infrastructure and Applications, along with its significant geographic reach.”
This agnostic approach to cloud platforms is a central part of the Dell strategy and is in response to customer feedback that companies want to use a range of cloud solutions for different enterprise applications and business units.