NTT believes that hybrid cloud migration is ultimately about migration of applications, not just infrastructure, to the cloud. It has built a robust set of standardized hybrid cloud management tools and platforms to enable this by leveraging native capabilities of hyperscale cloud providers.
The practice is fairly large and brings a strong set of technical capabilities with over 2500 cloud architects, practitioners and engineers. It focuses on bringing unique IP, industry best practices and centralized tools to all engagements.
It uses NTT’s heavy technical research focus to build advanced set of solutions for hybrid cloud delivery, including assets like AI.Studio (AI platform for hybrid infrastructure operations management), AICYCLE (analytics automation platform), DataRobot (ML-based automation platform). It also has a development lab for integrated cloud migration/native planning, development, and cloud platform management.
Comprehensive offerings across cloud advisory, migration and managed cloud services across multi-cloud application and infrastructure services.
Robust partnership ecosystem comprising of global hyperscale cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.) and 15 regional cloud partners. It has leveraged its partnerships to help provide significant capabilities around orchestration, billing, cost management and optimization.
NTT also established targeted partnerships for capability and market development. For instance, they entered into a partnership with Pivotal where over a thousand resources will be trained on Pivotal’s platform acceleration lab to enable higher sales for NTT’s Altemista cloud.
Other joint initiatives include a “Cloud Promotion Office” in partnership with AWS Japan to develop an AWS-focused cloud consulting method.
Investments & Innovation
NTT’s current investment push in cloud is focused on enhancing the automation and integration layer for hybrid cloud service delivery.
It has focused on the Fintech industry through its secure and reliable OpenCanvas cloud infrastructure and, interestingly, business-matching forums for financial customers.
It continues to use acquisitions to accelerate its hybrid cloud capabilities with a recent acquisition of MagenTys for IP around DevOps in areas such as cloud orchestration and application development.
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