NTT Communications, Dell craft new on-demand cloud pact

NTT Communications and Dell have entered into a partnership where the service provider will give the computing company's customers access to its self-managed cloud solution.

Through this agreement, Dell will integrate NTT's Enterprise cloud and its cloud-enabled managed services capabilities to its customers under the Dell Cloud Services Partner Program.

Current and new Dell customers will be able to gain more control over their cloud environments, roll out integrated communications technology services on a global basis and get enhanced security and shorter application migrations. All of these functions can be conducted on a pay-per-use basis with no upfront costs.

Leveraging its SDN architecture, NTT's Enterprise cloud can address a wide range of applications, including big data processing and management to global ERP platforms. In Europe, the service provider's solutions are compliant with the ISO 27001, PCI-DSS and ITIL based service management requirements.

Another key element of the Enterprise cloud offering is that it allows customers to specify where their applications and data are stored. Increasingly, CIOs are citing location of data as being part of a key decision-making process in working with a cloud provider.

"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, in a release. "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."

According to research NTT conducted last year, nearly nine of out of 10 technology heads said they are changing their cloud buying behavior in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations of clandestine cyber-surveillance. What's more, three out of 10 ICT decision-makers agreed they are moving data to where the businesses know it will be safe.  

Dell said its cloud services strategy in Europe is to work with global partners like NTT and various local partners to provide a diversity of choices customers can use to house their cloud services. Given the diverse needs of its customer base, Dell and its cloud partners are able to provide managed private, hybrid and public cloud on all cloud platforms and provide multi-cloud management via Dell Cloud Manager and a suite of other tools.  

For more:
- see the release

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