Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft (left), Jun Sawada, CEO, NTT (right)
NTT Corporation and Microsoft Corp. announced a multi-year strategic alliance Tuesday which is aimed at delivering secure and reliable solutions that help enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformations.
The alliance will bring together NTT’s 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 is committed to helping enterprises realize their digital transformation initiatives to help create a smarter world,” said Jun Sawada, President and CEO of NTT.
“Our strategic alliance combines NTT’s global infrastructure and services expertise with the power of Azure,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Together, we will build new solutions spanning AI, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud, as we work to help enterprise customers everywhere accelerate their digital transformation.”
As part of the strategic alliance, NTT has chosen Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for modernizing its global IT infrastructure and customer solutions in the areas of advanced analytics for cybersecurity threat intelligence and the hybrid-IT management platform.