NTT Com, Dell EMC to build a Microsoft Azure stack application testing facility

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), has teamed up with Dell EMC to provide a Microsoft Azure application testing lab for non-production virtual workloads at limited scale, the company said.

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.

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.

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.

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 global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal Oneâ„¢ 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.