European customers to have immediate access to an Azure Stack application test platform
London – 26th September 2017. NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), is pleased to announce it has teamed up with Dell EMC to provide a Microsoft Azure application testing lab for non-production virtual workloads at limited scale.
NTT Com is currently the only global service provider to offer a choice of on premises or hosted services in one of its 140 data centers via fully managed private cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure Stack. This new Proof of Concept facility for application testing further enhances this unique offering.
The Proof of Concept (PoC) to test applications on Azure Stack will run on a single node server in one of NTT Com’s data centers. The low PoC fee includes the necessary Azure Stack qualified engineering services to load and test the application, rented time on the test server and fully documented objectives and reported outcomes. With the cost of the PoC being fully refunded if the customer opts to take out a managed Azure Stack solution from NTT Com.
Azure Stack is designed to bring many of the features of the Azure cloud computing platform into the enterprise data center, providing hybrid cloud customers with the flexibility and innovation capabilities designed to meet the business objectives of those adopting a data transformation strategy. Azure Stack is now available to order on dedicated server hardware from Dell, however testing your application compatibility before making the move to Azure Stack is highly recommended.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with NTT Communications to provide a powerful application testing facility focused on the Azure Stack. These capabilities will enable customers the ability to migrate existing applications efficiently as they establish their long-term strategy for hybrid cloud,” said Jay Snyder, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances, Dell EMC.
The Dell EMC hardware platform delivers an automated, Azure – consistent experience on a single hybrid cloud platform for both traditional and Cloud – native applications, which, when coupled with managed services from NTT Com, provides customers with a credible choice when seeking a viable solution partner to this new cloud product in the market.
“We are pleased to have joined forces with Dell EMC to provide our customers with an Azure application testing platform to ease Azure Stack deployment,” commented Roger Vilà, SVP Enterprise Services at NTT Europe. “Azure Stack is the backbone of Microsoft’s new Cloud strategy. By utilizing this PoC facility, organizations can help ensure they are harnessing all of the power offered by Microsoft cloud and unify the disparate systems that may be running across their business effectively from the onset”.
NTT Com has been a key member of the Microsoft Early Adopter Initiative for Azure Stack for over eight months and is providing global managed services through NTT Com Managed Services, delivering a one-stop shop for managed hybrid cloud services. NTT Com already has numerous large customers on the managed Azure platform and is fully prepared for Microsoft Azure Stack’s release.
For more information on this topic visit: http://eu.ntt-azurestack.com
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.