Source: Business Cloud News
Dell and NTT Com have announced a partnership that will see the latter join the former’s cloud service provider programme, with NTT’s cloud services being made available to Dell customers globally.
It has been about two years since Dell announced it would dump its public cloud strategy, instead choosing to develop partnerships with other leading public cloud providers and give customers a coherent set of tools (Enstratius) to help them deploy and manage workloads across those platforms.
This week the company added NTT Com’s enterprise cloud service platform, which has a stronger presence in Asia among other geos – excluding the other cloud providers NTT Com and its parent own; all told the NTT Group has datacentres in close to 200 countries.
The NTT Com platform is deployed on datacentres in 13 cities across 10 countries and 3 continents.
Nick Hyner, director of cloud services for EMEA at Dell said: “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. 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.”
Damian Skendrovic, vice president of cloud services, NTT Europe said Dell adds value in the partnership with its hardware expertise, and by helping customers grapple with the cloud service brokerage component, which can be quite complex.
NTT Group hit the ground running this year with big plans to grow its cloud businesses. DimensionData, a South African cloud service provider owned by the company said it plans to hire over 300 datacentre operations and architecture specialists over the next 18 months. And just last week NTT Com moved to bolster its cloud and colocation presence in Germany and Austria with the acquisition of e-shelter.
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