NTT Communications has launched a Managed Azure Stack Solution in Singapore, which was originally slated for the third quarter of 2018.
This solution will combine NTT’s expertise in managed services with Microsoft's cloud technology, enabling enterprises to keep pace with changing business requirements, in an agile and secure cloud environment.
“The expanded availability of the Managed Microsoft Azure Stack Solution in Singapore illustrates our commitment to addressing the technology needs of enterprises across the region,” said Kiyoshi Matsumoto, director of cloud and managed services at NTT Singapore.
“The business landscape has evolved with new regulations and advanced threats, making security and compliance more important than ever.
"Our partnership with Microsoft enables us to deliver a solution that provides data-critical businesses, such as financial services institutions and government organisations, with the capabilities to manage their sensitive information, while better supporting their business needs."
As more organisations across Asia Pacific (APAC) adopt digital transformation to transform workflows, cloud environments are gaining traction as a viable, secure and cost-efficient model for delivering customer centric services.
But despite this, 44 per cent of customers are progressing without a formal strategy in place, according to a report by 451 Research, commissioned by NTT Communications in partnership with VMware.
According to the report, the main drivers of hybrid cloud adoption in the region include improvements to the consistency of security policies and risk management, enhanced business agility and the better interoperation of applications or workloads.
“We are seeing organisations in the Asia Pacific rapidly adopting innovative solutions to enable their digital transformation,” said Alex Marin Gasga, director partner development for telco and cloud, Microsoft Asia Pacific.
"The seamless integration between Azure and Azure Stack, in tandem with the NTT Com managed services capabilities, offers customers a smooth transition to the hybrid cloud, without compromising key business requirements, such as security, data residency and compliance."
This combined solution will provide organisations with a more efficient platform for hybrid cloud migration and deployment, ensuring cost optimisation and compliance with specific regulatory requirements.
It will further enable enterprises to run Azure-consistent services in NTT Com's data centres, through secure private connectivity to Microsoft Azure Public Cloud.
Businesses can also manage sensitive data using Azure services from their data centres to maintain compliance with the industry's latest regulations, such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The availability of the Managed Microsoft Azure Stack Solution in Singapore is an expansion of the launch with Microsoft in Hong Kong last year.